Ngati Toa is surveying its people to find out how, when and where they want to learn Te Reo - and the information will be used to get more descendants speaking the language.
The Ngati Toa Te Reo Maori committee received funding from Te Taura Whiri i te Reo Maori (the Maori Language Commission) to carry out research into Te Reo among Ngati Toa.
Committee member Evan Hippolite says targets and strategies will be planned after the information is gathered - once they know what the people want.
He says the survey asks how much Te Reo they know, where they want to learn it and any obstacles they have faced in learning it.
He says he hopes the strategy will set up a pathway for future generations.