Te Reo - Māori Language

This measure relates to:
MaurioraTe Mana Whakahaere
"More schools grasping Maori with more Te Reo Maori spoken in homes."  [City Health Profile participant]

Te Reo Māori is one of the three official languages of New Zealand, the others are English and Sign Language. The language is an essential expression of Māori culture and important for maintaining Māori pride and identity.  In 2006, 25% of Māori in Christchurch could speak Te Reo. 

"More then the token national news and national radio. Local media using Te Reo Maori in stories, double language - bi cultural by line.s"  [City Health Profile participant]