5 Feb 2020

Andrew Little's te reo Māori speech well received

From Morning Report, 7:45 am on 5 February 2020

Andrew Little was the suprise star of the paepae yesterday at Waitangi.

The Minister for Treaty Negotiations, mired in fractious negotiations with Ngāpuhi over its much delayed and disputed settlement is no stranger to robust korero on the marae atea.

But his concerted effort to learn te reo Māori and then speak, without notes, for almost ten minutes, was well received in the heart of Ngāpuhi.

He speaks to Susie Ferguson.