Nā te rangahau hou kua kitea e ngā umanga ngā hua o te whai wāhi atu ki te whakarauoratanga o te reo Māori. 

Ko te whāinga o te rautaki reo Māori a te kāwanatanga, te Maihi Karauna, kia kotahi miriona o te iwi whānui o Aotearoa e kōrero ana i te reo Māori waiwai nei hei te tau 2040.

I kī ai te Tumuaki o Te Taura Whiri i te Reo Māori a Ngahiwi Apanui, e whakaatu ana te rangahau, nā Te Wānanga Aronui o Tāmakimakaurau, nā te tuitui haere o te reo Māori, ngā kupu, tikanga hoki kua tino piki te koa o te kaimahi i roto i tāna mahi he mea tautoko hoki i te kanorau o Aotearoa.

Kotahi mano, tahi rau ngā kaimahi i rangahaua, 14 hoki ngā rangahau kaupapa umanga i mahia ki te tautohu i te momo whakamahinga o te reo i ngā whakahaere me te waiaro o ngā tāngata ki te reo Māori.

“He rawe te pānui i ngā taipitopito kōrero o ngā whakahaere kua kitea ko te reo Māori he mea whakanui i ō rātou pakihi, otirā, he mea whakatītina hoki i te oranga ā-kiri, oranga ā-whakahaere hoki.

“E akiaki ana mātou i te whakamahinga o te reo Māori hei whakakotahi i te tangata, Māori mai, Pākehā mai, ahakoa ko wai mai. He mea hono i a tātou ki tō tātou whenua, ki tō tātou kōrero onamata, otirā, ki tō tātou anamata anō hoki.

“He raraunga hoki ā mātou o te take kāre ētahi whakahaere i te hiahia hāpai i te reo Māori i roto i ā rātou mahi. Nā te rangahau te whakaaro ko te take nui, he mea māmā noa iho: ko te mataku.   Ka hopo te tangata ‘kei hē’, me te whakaaro he pai ake, he haumaru ake te kore i te kōrero. E whakaatu mai ana tēnei he tika tā mātou mahi, arā, tā mātou tautoko i te mahi whakamahere reo Māori: he huarahi māmā tonu e tautohua ana ngā mahi e taea ai te tautoko te whakarauoratanga i roto i tētahi umanga, ka tautoko hoki i te whakahaere mā te tohutohu me te ārahitanga.

“Hei te marama o Hōngongoi 2021 ka whai mahere reo Māori ngā tari kāwanatanga katoa, e whai atu ana i ētahi atu whakahaere e whakamahi kē ana i ā rātou mahere reo Māori i ngā rāngai tūmatanui, tūmataiti me te hapori. Tāria ana e mātou te tino piki o te tahuri mai a te tangata, ā, i roto hoki i te Pūtea 2019 kua whiwhi pūtea pūmau mātou mō ngā tau e tū mai nei ki te tautoko i taua hunga.

“Ka whakaritea kia wātea tēnei rangahau ki ngā whakahaere katoa e whakarite ana kia whakamahere ki te whakaawe i te tangata, ki te tuku whakatūpato mai hoki o ngā tūmomo raruraru ka puta ake. Ahakoa te whakahaere, e taea ai e ngā whakahaere katoa te whakarauoratanga te tautoko. 

Ehara i te mea ko te katoa e ako ana i te reo Māori’ te kaupapa. Ko te kaupapa kē ko te katoa e mahi ana i tā rātou e tino taea ai, e whakamahi ana i te rauemi reo tuatahi o Aotearoa ki tā rātou e tino taea ai”.

Ngā Hononga

Ki te tahatū o te rangi - Normalising te reo Māori across non-traditional Māori language domains report

Te Maihi Māori he rautaki reo Māori nā Te Mātāwai, e whakakanohi ana i ngā iwi, otirā, tātou te Māori

Te Maihi Karauna he rautaki reo Māori nā Te Karauna, ki te taha o Te Mātāwai.

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