In 2008 the Google search engine could be used in any of 118 languages, from Afrikaans to Zulu. In that year a Māori-language option became available for the first time, after a year-long effort from a team led by Rotorua-based couple Nikolasa (left) and Potaua Biasiny-Tule. Nikolasa, who is of Puerto Rican and Dutch descent, hoped the new language tool would benefit students of te reo Māori trying to maintain a Māori immersion environment.
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