August 10, 2015
Ngati Porou dedicate $500,000 to the language
Te Runanganui o Ngati Porou are investing half a million dollars to support te reo Maori and to protect the Naati dialect.
Runanga chair Selwyn Parata says the proposal is part of the iwi's strategic plan to encourage the language to be spoken in homes, the community and the workplace.
He says with the language goes the tikanga and they are not saying the Government nor anyone else should contribute but the iwi sees it as so important that it wants to front end load the process.
Selwyn Parata says the strategic plan is currently being put to iwi members for their endorsement.
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