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The Deadlands and a vampire flick…just what the heck is ‘a...

From the Sparrowhawkkarearea blog Many years ago now I was deeply absorbed in the question: 'what is a Maori film?' I was working in Maori...

In praise of Pākehā learning and teaching te reo Maori

(By Mamari Stephens via Sparrowhawk/Kārearea blog) I had one of those lump-in-the throat moments the other day watching Jennifer Ward-Lealand on Native Affairs talking in...

Te Reo funding needs to increase

One of the country's top te reo Maori experts wants the Government to get more return for the money it spends on language initiatives. Erima Henare, chairman of the Maori Language Commission, said if a stocktake was not done on the efficiency of the annual spending, the number of fluent speakers could decline.

MP Hopes Colleagues Recognise ‘Mana’

The Tai Tonga MP – Rahui Katene – who is introducing a Private Members Bill into Parliament today to recognise the Maori new year celebration Matariki – says she hopes her fellow MPs will recognise the ‘mana’ associated with this Bill not the money that might be involved.
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