June 21, 2019
Help on dial for reo netball support
There's a solution for Tauranga netballers who feel uncomfortable their opponents are speaking Māori on the court.
Te Puni Kōkiri has commissioned an app giving easy access to sporting terms in te reo.
Spokesperson Eru Morgan says it's part of the ministry's efforts to socialise the language by getting it more widely used in sports and other activities.
"This app is Puna Reo Poitarawhiti, search Puni Reo, and we have a corpus of language for everyone that is involved in netball, for not only the players and umpires and officials or coaches, words of advice, words of affirmation, and for the parents and supporters wanting to cheer from the sidelines," he says.
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