Maihi Karauna: the Crown’s strategy for Māori language revitalisation 2019–2023

Māori School curriculum Language and languages Education Maori language New Zealand

The Maihi Karauna is the Crown’s Strategy for Māori Language Revitalisation 2018 – 2023. This strategy was formed following a public consultation held in 2018.

The strategy addresses the revitalisation of the language by including a broad range of New Zealanders while also acknowledging the need to protect the integrity of te reo and recognise its kaitiakitanga (guardianship) by iwi and Māori.

The Crown has three key outcomes:

  • Aotearoatanga - te reo Māori is valued by Aotearoa whānui as a central part of national identity.
  • Mātauranga - Aotearoa whānui has increased levels of knowledge, skill and proficiency in te reo Māori.
  • Hononga - Aotearoa whānui is able to engage with te reo Māori.

Editor's note:

APO also holds the consultation document, and the report on the consultation outcomes, Maihi Karauna Strategy Public Consultation Report.

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