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Children and young people are accepted, respected and connected

Lead agency: 
Te Puni Kōkiri
From September 2019

Government released Maihi Karauna - the Crown's Strategy for Māori Language Revitalisation 2019-2023 in August 2018. Maihi Karauna identifies all New Zealanders under 25 as a priority group and sets out what the Crown will do to support a strong, healthy, thriving Māori language in New Zealand. All government agencies are required to develop a te reo Māori language plan by 30 June 2021.

Budget 2019 and Budget 2020 funding is enabling Te Taura Whiri to lead the coordination and implementation of Maihi Karauna, and supporting national and regional events that promote the use of te reo Māori. It is also funding additional IT support and a dedicated language planning hub which will support every core public service agency having a te reo Māori language plan by mid-2021.

An implementation plan has been dagreed which provides an overview of activity and a platform to scale up activity that supports te reo Māori revitalisation.

Terms of Reference for the review of Te Ture mō Te Reo Māori 2016 (the Māori Language Act 2016) have been developed and agreed.

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