REO CHAMPIONS TO BE CELEBRATED AT NATIONAL AWARDS

People who bungy jump in te reo Māori, others who give seminars on bilingual legal traditions and people who have given a lifetime to the revitalisation of te reo Māori are among the finalists in the Māori Language Commission’s 14th Ngā Tohu Reo Māori, the National Māori Language Awards, have been announced.

Twenty-three finalists have been selected from more than 100 nominations, the highest number received since the awards began in 2004. This year’s ceremony to be hosted by the Commission and will be held at Te Papa on 24 November.

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