Story: Interest groups

Promoting the Māori language

Activist group Ngā Tamatoa emerged in the early 1970s to demand greater recognition for Māori issues and interests. Among these was that the Māori language should be taught in schools. A 30,000-signature petition supporting this aim was presented to Parliament in 1972 by Ngā Tamatoa member Hana Jackson.

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Raymond Miller, 'Interest groups - Cause interest groups', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 13 August 2022)

Story by Raymond Miller, published 20 Jun 2012, updated 1 Apr 2020