Te Whare o te reo Mauriora (the house of language revitalisation)

This is a symbol of the way different parts of the government and Māori work together in partnership to revitalise the Māori language.

When the new Ture mō te reo Māori was being developed, the idea of the whare was used to describe the intent of the proposed new law. 

Here are links to the Te Puni Kōkiri webpages from that time (note that there are some differences from the original idea in the final law, especially in the continuation of te Taura Whiri i te Reo Māori as an autonomous Crown entity).

An explanation of the concept (text, pdf)

https://www.tpk.govt.nz/docs/Maori%20Language%20Advisory%20Group%20Final%20Report%20English%20Version.pdf(external link)

An video explaining the concept in English (YouTube)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k85lsfS9rwk(external link) 

A one-page explanation

http://www.tpk.govt.nz/docs/Te-Whare-o-te-Reo-Mauriora.pdf(external link)

A mini whare for understanding the concept of te Whare o te Re Mauriora

Here’s an online copy of a model whare produced by Te Taura Whiri i te Reo Māori. At the Māori Performing Arts festival te Matatini this year (2017) Te Taura Whiri distributed pop-out cardboard mini whare in the hope people would discuss the concept while, as a whānau, constructing their own ‘Whare o te Reo Mauriora.

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