Appendix 1: Māori Language Strategy goals

Implementing the Māori Language Strategy.

The Māori Language Strategy has five goals:

Goal 1. Strengthening Language Skills
The majority of Māori will be able to speak Māori to some extent by 2028. There will be increases in proficiency levels of people in speaking Māori, listening to Māori, reading Māori and writing in Māori….

Goal 2. Strengthening Language Use
By 2028 Māori language use will be increased at marae, within Māori households, and other targeted domains. In these domains the Māori language will be in common use….

Goal 3. Strengthening Education Opportunities
By 2028 all Māori and other New Zealanders will have enhanced access to high-quality Māori language education….

Goal 4. Strengthening Community Leadership
By 2028, iwi, hapū and local communities will be the leading parties in ensuring local-level language revitalisation. Iwi dialects of the Māori language will be supported….

Goal 5. Strengthening Recognition of the Māori Language
By 2028 the Māori language will be valued by all New Zealanders and there will be a common awareness of the need to protect the language.

Source: Te Puni Kōkiri and Te Taura Whiri i te Reo Māori (2003), Te Rautaki Reo Māori – The Māori Language Strategy, the Ministry of Māori Development, Wellington, pages 19-27.

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