Te Puni Kōkiri leads Te Puni Kōkiri influences Te Puni Kōkiri invests in
Implementation of Maihi Karauna, the Crown’s Māori language strategy across government, and the commemoration of land wars. Te reo revitalisation and Treaty of Waitangi settlement work programmes led by other agencies. Preserving and promoting te reo and tikanga Māori through initiatives such as Oranga Marae.
The shift we are seeking: Increased levels of te reo Māori spoken in Aotearoa New Zealand

Our goals for the next four years are that:

  • progress is made towards the goals for te reo Māori articulated in the Maihi Karauna strategy;
  • our policy advice consistently reflects the relationship between government and Māori, and is led by Māori perspectives; and
  • Māori knowledge and taonga are recognised by the public sector.

Over the next year we will begin to implement the Maihi Karauna strategy. This will include convening a te reo Māori summit to mark the UNESCO Year of Indigenous Languages. It will also include working towards a joint measurement programme to capture the outcomes being achieved by the Crown through the Maihi Karauna and iwi and Māori through the Maihi Māori strategy.

More broadly, we will reflect in our policy advice the relationship between the Government’s objectives and Māori cultural wellbeing. We will ensure that the importance of mātauranga Māori is reflected in Aotearoa New Zealand’s international engagement, including with the United Nations.

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