Published on: April 21, 2021
In our Whakamāramatanga Series, we provide a refresher on the law relating to te reo Māori and the mechanisms in Te Ture mō Te Reo Māori 2016 (Māori Language Act 2016) to revitalise te reo Māori.
30 March 2021
The Māori Language Act 2016 - Te Ture mō Te Reo Māori 2016
In this article we provide a refresher on the law relating to the status of te reo Māori and the mechanisms in Te Ture mō Te Reo Māori 2016 (Māori Language Act 2016) to revitalise te reo Māori. The Crown has recognised that, not only, is te reo Māori an official language, but that it is a taonga (treasure) belonging to iwi and Māori, and of value for the people of New Zealand as a whole.
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21 April 2021
The Public Service Act 2020 and Te Tiriti o Waitangi
The Public Service Act 2020 (Act) came into force last year and was heralded as the biggest shake up to the public service in 30 years. One of the changes was that the Act now recognises the role of the public service to support the Crown in its relationships with Māori under Te Tiriti o Waitangi. Similar expectations are set for Crown Entities under the "Enduring letter of expectations – to Statutory Crown Entities".
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