What we do

  • Coordinate the implementation of the Crown's Māori Language Strategy, Maihi Karauna
  • Promote, celebrate and encourage more people to learn and speak te reo Māori through regular campaigns, activities and helpful resources
  • Support organisations to develop and evaluate their own language plans
  • Carry out and commission research to support te reo revitalisation
  • Examine and register translators and interpreters
  • Test proficiency levels
  • Ensure te reo Māori remains a living language by developing new words so that it is used effectively in a changing world
  • Report to the Minister for Māori Development on matters relating to the Māori language.