It's Te Wiki o te Reo Maori, a time to celebrate te reo and it's reviatlisation. But in the discussion about how to keep the language alive there is a problem - a lack of Māori language teachers.
Many people who are fluent in te reo aren't choosing to train as teachers, so schools that offer it are having a hard time filling positions.
There's a countrywide shortage and it's likely to get worse.
Resource Teacher of Māori, Tiri Bailey, who works at Waitara East School in Taranaki, tells us more.