The Māori Language Commission was set up under the Māori Language Act 1987 and continued under Te Ture Reo Māori 2016 / Māori Language Act 2016 to promote the use of Māori as a living language and as an ordinary means of communication.

We are an autonomous Crown entity. We are responsible to Parliament for the use of public funds to support our objectives. Each year, the Minister of Māori Development issues a Letter of Expectations.

We produce a Statement of Intent (SOI) which is a four-year plan and a one-year plan known as a Statement of Performance Expectations (SPE). The SOI and the SPE are submitted to Parliament and published on our website.

We report against our SOI, SPE and the Minister’s Letter of Expectations in our Annual Report, published every year.

 

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