Consultation on the proposed Maori Language Strategy   3 Feb 2014

New Zealand Government

Hon Dr Pita Sharples
Minister of Maori Affairs
3 February 2014 Media Statement


Consultation on the proposed Maori Language Strategy

Consultation hui on the proposed new Maori Language Strategy will take place between 10 – 21 February 2014, announced Maori Affairs Minister, Dr. Pita Sharples.

Dr. Sharples said “Te Reo Maori is unique to us in Aotearoa. It’s the indigenous language of this place, and in the lead up to Waitangi Day it’s important to remember our collective responsibility to protect our unique language, culture and identity.”

“The draft strategy, which I released in December, proposes that we focus on supporting language learning in the home; and also outlines new governance arrangements for Te Taura Whiri, Te Mangai Paho and the Maori Television Service which would give Maori/iwi an increased governance role.”

Dr Sharples said “these consultation hui are an opportunity to put forward your views on these proposals and the Government’s planned approach to supporting Te Reo Maori into the future.”

Dr. Sharples will be presenting the draft Maori Language Strategy to Iwi Leaders during the Waitangi celebrations in the Bay of Islands this week. He will also attend all consultation hui being held across the country.

Details about each hui are listed below, and information on the proposed new Maori Language Strategy is available on the Te Puni Kokiri website www.tpk.govt.nz. Anyone who wishes to make a written submission on the proposals may do so by email or post. The closing date for written submissions is 28 February 2014. Details of how to make a written submission are available on the Te Puni Kokiri web site.

ENDS

Porirua

Te Wananga o Aotearoa,

Porirua Campus

Monday 10 February10am-1.30pm
Rotorua

Distinction Rotorua Hotel & Conference Centre

Tuesday 11 February6pm-9pm
Gisborne

Te Poho o Rawiri Marae

Gisborne

Thursday 13 February10am-12pm
Hawera

TSB The Hub

Hawera

Monday 17 February1pm-4pm
Christchurch

Chateau on the Park Hotel

Christchurch

Tuesday 18 February1pm-4pm
Kaikohe

Te Kotahitanga Marae

Kaikohe

Thursday 20 February11am-3pm
Auckland

Te Manukanuka o Hoturoa Marae, Auckland Airport (TBC)

Friday 21 February10.30am-1.30pm

Add a comment

Bookmark and Share

News

Terror in Canada: There were gunmen on roof says Kiwi

24 Oct 2014 News
Ottawa resident says shock turning to anger and hard questions being asked about how gunman got so far. A New Zealander in Ottawa was... more

New Zealand First Spokespersons Roles

24 Oct 2014 News
New Zealand First Members of ParliamentSpokespersons roles Rt Hon Winston PetersECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT, FINANCE, FOREIGN AFFAIRS,... more

Business

Sky TV to launch $20/month subscription ondemand service

24 Oct 2014 Business News
By Fiona Rotherham Oct. 24 (BusinessDesk) - Sky Network Television, the country's dominant pay-TV operator, will launch a new $20 a... more

Jade chases growth of 30-50% for Master Terminal

24 Oct 2014 Business News
By Paul McBeth Oct. 23 (BusinessDesk) - Jade Software, which took its intelligence software developer Wynyard Group public last... more

Living

Kiwi comics destroy world record for chart-topping podcast

24 Oct 2014 Lifestyle
  New Zealand comedians Guy Montgomery (Billy T winner, 7 Days) and Tim Batt (Radio Hauraki, 7 Days) have broken the world record... more

WW100 - why did NZ fight? Was it for democracy or empire?

20 Oct 2014 ANZAC By Charlotte Everett
On Thursday 16 October, the NZ-UK Link Foundation held their Inaugural Annual Lecture at the University of London’s Senate... more

Property

Double-digit rate increases loom

24 Oct 2014 Property
Aucklanders living in the ‘hottest suburbs’ could be the big losers, while businesses will come out winners Rate rises... more

Reform of RMA critical to reforming housing affordability

15 Oct 2014 Property
The Resource Management Act needs to explicitly recognise the importance of New Zealanders’ access to more affordable housing... more

Migration

New Zealand Named The Best Place For Raising Children

24 Oct 2014 Migration
New Zealand has been named the best place to raise a child in the Raising Children Abroad annual league table. According to the HSBC... more

Desperate employers keeping overstayers

24 Oct 2014 Migration
Desperate employers seeking to fill job shortages are keeping migrant workers who previously held a work visa in New Zealand... more

Travel

Air New Zealand's GENIUS Hobbit themed safety video

24 Oct 2014 Travel & Tourism
Giving flyers an Unexpected Journey! Elijah Wood and Sir Peter Jackson star in 'epic' Hobbit themed Air New Zealand safety video Air... more

Travel 'interns wanted' to tour 2000km of NZ

24 Oct 2014 Travel & Tourism
Forget a summer internship of fetching coffee and photocopying - a travel company is offering a $30,000, 10-day, 2000km tour of New... more

Sport

ActivePost junior cricketers have a go with BLACKCAPS heroes

24 Oct 2014 Cricket
  Hamilton’s youngest cricketers will take their talent to the pitch this long weekend for the ANZ One Day International... more

Sky TV signs conditional deal to renew rugby rights

24 Oct 2014 Rugby
By Tina Morrison Oct. 24 (BusinessDesk) - Sky Network Television, New Zealand's dominant pay-TV company, has signed a conditional... more

Columns

At last! Hope for St James Theatre

24 Oct 2014 Opinion By Brian Rudman
After all the delays and stonewalling, the St James finally looks to have a future, even if it’s not clear what it will be Let's... more

Gordon Campbell: tokenism of NZ‘s role against Islamic State

23 Oct 2014 Opinion By Gordon Campbell
Gordon Campbell on the tokenism of New Zealand‘s role against Islamic State Was John Key born lucky or what? Political... more

Kiwi Success

Corban honoured by Institute of Directors

17 Oct 2014 Appointments
Institute Of Directors Local businessman Brian Corban was made a Distinguished Fellow of the Institute of Directors yesterday, in a... more

Kiwi Income Property reshuffles executive positions

13 Oct 2014 Appointments
Article - BusinessDesk   Kiwi Income Property reshuffles executive positions By Suze Metherell Oct. 13 (BusinessDesk) - Kiwi... more

Recruitment

UK ambulance service poaches Kiwi paramedics

24 Oct 2014 Recruitment
New Zealand paramedics are being poached by Britain's busiest ambulance service. Interviews were held in Auckland on Friday and... more

NZ job market expected to strengthen - survey

24 Oct 2014 Recruitment
The job market is expected to strengthen and potential employees are increasingly looking at staying in New Zealand for work instead... more