November 23, 2016
Coordination lacking in Maori language agencies
A member of Te Matawai says organisations working to revive Maori language should take a lead from other countries and start collaborating more.
Scotty Morrison has just returned from a trip to Wales and Ireland with Maori Development Minister Te Ururoa Flavell, Te Puni Kokiri head Michelle Hippolite and Te Mangai Paho board member Eruera Prendergast.
What impressed him was how well organisations worked together.
It’s not so in Aotearoa.
"Te Puni Kokiri, Taura Whiri, Te Matawai, Te Mangai Paho, Maori Television, the education sector, it is like we are all off on difference avenues to revitalise the langauge where there is not much of a collaborative approach which is what some of the other countries have got. They have one vision and everyone is working towards that vision. It is woven together so every entity knows what they are doing to achieve that big overarching goal," Dr Morrison says.
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