Story: Ngā rōpū tautohetohe – Māori protest movements

Māori language petition

Māori language petition

The Māori language petition was delivered to Parliament in 1972 and asked for active recognition of te reo Māori. It had more than 30,000 signatures and was the starting point for a significant revitalisation of te reo.

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Basil Keane, 'Ngā rōpū tautohetohe – Māori protest movements - Cultural rights', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 16 July 2024)

Story by Basil Keane, published 20 Jun 2012, reviewed & revised 11 Jan 2023