We value the feedback we received earlier this year on our draft Tāmaki Makaurau Auckland Languages Strategy. These comments and suggestions have been absorbed by the Auckland Languages Strategy Working Group, and are being used as a basis for the final draft of the Strategy. The Working Group are now looking for endorsements from organisations and individuals for further development and adoption by the Auckland Council.

The strategy aims to establish a shared Auckland-wide agenda for multiculturalism, aligning policy and practice to support, promote and foster all the city’s diverse languages and cultures. The strategy is based on three core pillars:

  • Value and maintain all the languages spoken in Tamaki Makaurau
  • Learn our own and each other’s languages
  • Use our many languages to promote the social, cultural, spiritual and economic wellbeing of our communities, across a wide range of social domains.

Susan had the opportunity to present on the strategy late last month, alongside Joris de Bres from Multicultural NZ, at the Office of Ethnic Community’s  Lining Up Languages: Navigating Policy and Programmesforum in Wellington. They received a lot of positive feedback from conference attendees.

We have shared Susan’s insights at the COMET Auckland WordPress blog, please click here to check it out. For access to the draft Auckland Languages Strategy, please click here. If you or your organisation would like to endorse this valuable and much-needed strategy, please email susan.warren@cometauckland.org.nz

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