8 Aug 2017

Te Reo Māori: the Te Wero debate

From Te Ahi Kaa, 9:00 am on 8 August 2017
04072016 Photo: Rebekah Parsons-King. Maori language week kicks off with a parade from Wellington Train Station to Te Papa. 4000+ people paraded through wellington to promote Te Reo.

Photo: RNZ / Rebekah Parsons-King

Four Māori candidates from different political parties discuss the health of te reo Māori in Aotearoa New Zealand and set out what their parties will do for the language's well-being. 

The speakers are Labour MP for Tamaki Makaurau Peeni Henare, Mana Movement Leader Hone Harawira, Maori Party candidate for Tamaki Makaurau Shane Taurima, and Green Party candidate for Te Tai Hauauru Jack McDonald.

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Recorded by Te Whakaruruhau o Ngā Reo Irirangi Māori, this encounter hosted by Julian Wilcox occurred at Hoani Waititi Marae in West Auckland. 

This programme was supported by Te Māngai Paho, Te Whakaruruhau o Ngā Reo Irirangi Māori and the Māori Media Network. 

Peeni Henare, Shane Taurima, Hone Harawira, Jack McDonald

Peeni Henare, Shane Taurima, Hone Harawira, Jack McDonald Photo: RNZ