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Free Speech Means Freedom to Communicate in Any Language — The BFD

Stuart SmithMP for KaikouraSpokesperson for Climate Change, EQC and Viticulture InformationOpinion Last week I wrote about the significance of Te Reo as a language in New Zealand. There is also no doubt that Maori culture should be valued and cherished in New Zealand. But it should come down to personal choice, we cannot have the…

Free Speech Means Freedom to Communicate in Any Language — The BFD

FAMILY MATTERS: Critiquing Critical Race Theory — Family First NZ

Despite widespread acceptance of bi-culturalism and the increasing use of Te Reo Māori, terms like “systemic racism”, “White guilt” and “White privilege” are being enthusiastically embraced by organisations and governments – and now being pushed … FAMILY MATTERS: Critiquing Critical Race Theory Read More » The post FAMILY MATTERS: Critiquing Critical Race Theory appeared first…

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Should I learn te reo Māori? — Your NZ

 

When I went to primary school in the 1960s I was taught virtually nothing on Māori related history of this country, and no te reo Māori at all. I can remember doing Po Karekare Ana in singing one year, but that was a minor curiosity only, similar to The Volga Boatmen and Frere Jacque. I […]

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Te reo Māori in Parliament — Your NZ

An interesting post by William Asiata on the use of te reo Māori in the New Zealand Parliament (also with some interesting history of Hansard, not covered here). Te Pūnaha Matatini: Te Reo Māori in New Zealand Parliament, as recorded in the Hansard Reports As one of two summer 2017-18 student interns for the Kōrero Māori project with Dragonfly […]

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RNZ, te reo Māori and Brash — Your NZ

Ki te tangata? An increased use of te reo Māori on Radio NZ has been a talking point for some time. It doesn’t bother me, but I think it is overdone at times. But it has bothered Don Brash. Late last month: There was a response by Emma Espiner at Newsroom: The threat of Te […]

via RNZ, te reo Māori and Brash — Your NZ

Mr Speaker Trevor Mallard wants our parliament to be for everyone, even radical Muslims — Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media

The Speaker of the House is defending a decision to drop references to the Queen and Jesus from Parliamentary prayer. It was read in Te Reo by Trevor Mallard on Thursday, despite consultation to do so still underway. But he told RadioLIVE’s Your Sunday it will be discussed widely with caucus. “It’s been quite a…

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Only a red neck would have a problem with this apparently — Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media

Kua whakatupatohia e te kaitautoko a MPI Tamati Coffey te korero mo te korero korero mo te reo Maori i te nuinga o nga wa. I tukuna e te MP mo Waiariki hou tetahi tuhi i tonoa mai e tetahi kaitautoko o tana whakaaturanga hou TVNZ whakaatu Moving Out e whakahe ana i tana whakamahinga…

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Rodney Hide on the opportunity cost of compulsory te reo

Rodney Hide writes: I would love to be able to speak te reo fluently. I would also like to play the violin, solve Einstein’s field equations and run a sub-three hour marathon. I can’t do any of these things. It’s not that I am lazy. It’s that I am busy. I figure the reward wouldn’t…

via Rodney Hide on the opportunity cost of compulsory te reo — Kiwiblog