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There are mixed reactions to New Zealand's plan to encourage more Pasifika to take part in its language survey launched this week across the country. Audio
Panellists Mark Sainsbury and Moata Tamaira discuss Judith Collin's sudden exit from the National Party and share what they have been thinking. Audio
Panellists Sue Kedgley and Peter Dunne share what they have been thinking. Audio
The Cambridge Dictionary word of the year is "Perseverance".
The word was looked up a quarter of a million times this year on the dictionary's website - with searches peaking when Nasa's Perseverance… Audio
What was life in the Fijian town of Levuka like for two young girls from the Indo-Fijian community? Two elders reflect in a casual conversation switching effortlessly between Hindi, Fijian and… Audio
The Delta outbreak has unleashed a greater willingness to use derogatory and offensive slurs as part of public discourse, according to a University of Auckland research fellow.
It's Tokelau Language Week - a dialect spoken by fewer than five thousand people worldwide.
This year's theme speaks to the importance of preserving Pacific languages and cultures.
That theme is… Audio
Nelson MP Rachel Boyack's plain language bill is a major continuation of the on-going fight against bureaucratese. Audio
It's Niuean language week in Aotearoa, and the theme is 'May the Niuean people thrive' - Kia Tupuolaola e Moui he Tagata Niue .
The Auckland War Memorial Museum hosted an online showcase to… Audio
Panellists Andrew Hoggard and Mihingarangi Forbes share what they have been thinking. Audio
Ni sa bula! It's Fijian language week in Aotearoa.
The Ministry for Pacific Peoples has been marking the week with live Facebook videos and Instagram stories of Fijians sharing stories of their… Audio
Tuvalu, a tiny Pacific nation near the equator, is celebrating its language this week.
Tuvalu's nine inhabited islands, which are at risk of sinking beneath the waves, are home to about 11,000… Audio
Young people are set to have more choices in their NCEA subjects and Te Marautanga o Aotearoa - including Te Reo Pākehā, the study of English through an explicit reo Māori and ao Māori lens.
It might be the last day of Te Wiki o Te Reo Māori, but the challenge now is to keep the mahi going, a prominent author and broadcaster says.
RNZ staff share their tips and words of encouragement for those starting their te reo Māori journey, plus their favourite whakataukī and tips for parents who want to use more te reo around the home. Video
Mā tātou katoa te reo Māori e whakaora. If te reo Māori is to survive, non-Māori must learn and speak the language too. Audio
Mā tātou katoa te reo Māori e whakaora.
If te reo Māori is to survive, non-Māori must speak and learn the language too.
That's the message from the head of the Māori Language Commission as the… Audio
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Lorde's surprise EP drop in te reo Māori prompted all the feels - from awe, wonderment and joy, to unease and accusations of cultural appropriation. Audio
This week Waitomo Caves are offering tours given either bilingually or entirely in te reo Māori, guided by direct descendents of the cave's original explorers. Jesse speaks to one of the… Audio
Young people are losing their fluency in te reo Māori after moving from kōhanga reo or kura kaupapa to mainstream schools.
The Secondary Principals' Association says a chronic shortage of… Audio