Story: Te reo Māori – the Māori language

Parliament's te reo translator, 2011

Parliament's te reo translator, 2011

Since 2010 any words spoken in te reo Māori in the debating chamber of the House of Representatives have been translated into English. This is one of the translators, Wiremu Haunui, interpreting during a parliamentary session in 2011.

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Rawinia Higgins and Basil Keane, 'Te reo Māori – the Māori language - The spread of English, 1840s to 1900', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/41074/parliaments-te-reo-translator-2011 (accessed 26 April 2019)

Story by Rawinia Higgins and Basil Keane, published 5 Sep 2013, updated 1 Sep 2015