The Health of the Maori Language in the Arts Sector 2006

This report provides an overview of Māori Language Arts in 2006. It highlights the Māori language arts sector, particularly in Māori performing arts and contemporary music, in recent years.

The report is divided into four main sections: a brief history of the Māori language and Māori language arts; the Māori Language Strategy (MLS) and the government function of Māori language arts; an overview of the Māori language arts sector; and conclusions.

Te Puni Kōkiri advises that users exercise caution when interpreting results from the 2006 Health of the Māori Language survey. This is due to limitations in the 2006 survey design that in particular affect comparability with the 2001 Health of the Māori Language survey.