Te Taura Whiri I te Reo Māori and other Maihi Karauna leaders at the launch at Matatini: from left: Deputy Chairperson Charisma Rangipunga; Dr Eruera Prendergast-Tarena (Chair te Māngai Paho);  Waihoroi Shortland (Chair of Te Mātāwai); Māori Development Minister Nanaia Mahuta (centre) with Professor Rawinia Higgins Toihau (Chair) of the Māori Language Commission, Shane Taurima (Acting Chief Executive Māori Television) Hinerangi Edwards (Commissioner)

Kua pānuihia te ngākaunui o te Karauna ki te reo Māori

E kī ana Te Taura Whiri i Te Reo Māori nā te whakaputanga a te Rautaki Reo Māori a te Karauna i te rā nei e te Minita Nanaia Mahuta kua whakahouhia katoatia te huarahi mā te reo Māori, mā Te Taura Whiri anō hoki.

Ā-motu nei, mā te Taura Whiri e ārahi te whakaritenga o ngā pūtahi e whakatinana ana i te rautaki e kīia nei ko te Maihi Karauna.

E ai ki a Ngahiwi Apanui, te tumuaki o Te Taura Whiri ko te wā tuatahi tēnei kua tūhonohono ai te Karauna me te Iwi Māori i runga i tētahi mahi tahi, he mea haere tonu, ki te whakatutuki i ngā whāinga tauwhāiti. He mea tautoko te Maihi Karauna i te rautaki e ārahitia ana e te pūtahi whakarauora reo Māori, Te Mātāwai, ko te ingoa o taua rautaki ko te Maihi Māori.

Mā Te Mātāwai te whakaritenga o ngā mahi ā-rohe a ngā iwi, a ngā hapū me ētahi atu whakahaere Māori, e whakahaere.

“Kua whakaritea e te Maihi Karauna e toru ngā whāinga māia hei whakatutuki i mua i te tau 2040 – kia 85 ōrau o ngā tāngata o Aotearoa e whakaae ana he mana tō te reo Māori, ka mutu, he mea nui ki te tuakiri o Aotearoa; kia kotahi miriona a Ngāi Aotearoa e mōhio ana ki te kōrero Māori mō ngā āhuatanga māmā, waihoki, kia 150,000 ngā tāngata Māori tekau mā rima te pakeke neke atu he ōrite te nui o te kōrero Māori ki te nui o tā rātou kōrero Ingarihi.

“Ka whakatairangatia te whakamaheretanga reo puta noa i te rāngai kāwanatanga, otirā ki Aotearoa whānui hei ara whai tikanga ki te whakatutukinga o ēnei whāinga.

“He āhuatanga ārahi hou puta noa i te kāwanatanga tā mātou mahi whakatinana mō Te Taura Whiri. Ehara i te mea ko ngā tari kāwanatanga anake e hiahia ana kia whai wāhi mai ki ngā mahi whakarauora, engari he hīkaka anō hoki ngā whakahaere hapori me ngā whakahaere tūmataiti kia whai wāhi mai. Kei konei mātou hei āwhina, kia māmā ake ngā mahi, kia mahea ake hoki i ngā āwangawanga o ngā whakahaere auraki ki ngā mahi i te taha o te ao Māori.