20 Jun 2013

Te Reo o Taranaki gets another award

7:22 pm on 20 June 2013

Taranaki's Maori language revitalisation organisation has won national recognition for the third time in a row.

Te Reo o Taranaki was named Provider of the Year - Tangata Whenua in the Adult and Community Education Aotearoa annual awards in Wellington, on Wednesday night.

Te Reo o Taranaki chairperson Puna Wano-Bryant says the award recognises the success of taking education into communities.

She says the courses are not held in classrooms, but providers go to where the people are - marae, schools, museums, libraries and public health centres.

Ms Wano-Bryant says the award shows its work is not only about language, but also about its work with the community.

It was awarded the top community prize in the Maori Language Awards in 2011 and 2012 by the Maori Language Commission.