November 16, 2017
Wellington proposing strong reo policy
Wellington City Council says its proposed Te Reo Maori policy will honour the organisation’s cultural advisor, who died earlier this month.
Deputy mayor Jill Day says Billie Tait-Jones exemplified the spirit of this proposed policy: positivity, inclusiveness and the desire to make te reo a very visible part of everyday life.
The proposed policy is accompanied by an action plan that takes into account not only council signage but also other public forms of communication, such as street art, murals, performing arts and much more.
Cr Day says the council wants to lead the way in making te reo Maori part of the cultural fabric of the city.
It also recognises the fact te reo Maori is an official language of New Zealand.
Councillors voted unanimously at today’s City Strategy Committee meeting to endorse the proposed Te Tauihu policy.
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