13 Nov 2020

Government wants everyday use of te reo in education

From Morning Report, 8:50 am on 13 November 2020

The government's first statement of national education priorities instructs schools, early learning services and tertiary institutions to make every day use of te reo and tikanga Māori. 

The Education Minister Chris Hipkins says the statement published this morning gives education providers a checklist of things to work on, including incorporating te reo and tikanga Māori into their everyday life in a meaningful way. 

He told RNZ education correspondent, John Gerritsen, many of them are already using te reo Māori a lot.