Insight for Sunday 15 July 2012
A new direction is thought to be necessary to continue the revitalisation process of te reo Maori, which is said to not yet be safe from extinction.
The Minister of Maori Affairs wants the financial responsibility of ensuring its survival handed over to hapu.
Te Manu Korihi reporter, Rosemary Rangitauira, explores the importance of re reo and finds out why it's going to take time before tangata whenua can take the reins.
Picture: Bruce Holm, the owner of the Four Square in Tokomaru Bay