Ruakere Hond (a linguist and Maori language communicator with Te Taurawhiri I te Reo) discussed the revitalisation strategies being implemented in Taranaki and how these can be reimagined for the greater Auckland region.
The hui included representatives from multiple sectors, including over 20 iwi representatives, the Education Review Office, Te Puni Kokiri, the Ministry of Education, Serco, Auckland Transport and Auckland Council.
The hui also provided a platform to discuss effective strategies from across the sector, to identify what is working in our communities, and what can be developed further. The group agreed that Te Reo revitalisation is a community issue and is addressed more effectively with a single focus from across the sector.
The TMEF is planning for another hui in early 2015 to progress this crucial work. For more information please contact Hau Rawiri, COMET Auckland Māori Education Manager, via firstname.lastname@example.org
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