INDEPENDENT NEWS

Māori Language (Te Reo Māori) Bill

Published: Mon 28 Jul 2014 12:27 PM
Māori Language (Te Reo Māori) Bill
The chairperson of the Māori Affairs Committee is inviting submissions on this bill.
The aim of this Bill is to repeal the Māori Language Act 1987 and amend the Māori Television Service (Te Aratuku Whakaata Irirangi Māori) Act 2003 and other Acts to:
• affirm that the Māori language is a taonga of iwi and Māori, and that iwi and Māori are the kaitiaki of the Māori language; and
• establish an independent entity, Te Mātāwai, to provide leadership on behalf of iwi and Māori regarding the health of the Māori language; and
• provide for iwi and Māori language stakeholder organisations to appoint 10 members to Te Mātāwai, and for the Crown to appoint 2 members; and
• transfer responsibility and oversight for Te Taura Whiri i te Reo Māori (the Māori Language Commission) and Te Māngai Pāho (the Māori Broadcasting Funding Agency) from the Crown to Te Mātāwai; and
• disestablish Te Pūtahi Paoho and transfer its functions to Te Mātāwai.
A copy of the bill can be purchased at any Bennetts Government Bookshop or viewed online at www.legislation.govt.nz
Submissions should be forwarded by the due date, either online using our website (www.parliament.nz) or in writing to the address below. If a submitter wishes to appear before the committee, they need to state this clearly and provide a name, daytime phone number and email address. Submissions generally become public and are published on our website. For further guidance on making a submission, read our publication Making a submission to a Parliamentary Select Committee on our website or contact us at 04 817 9520.
Address for correspondence: Māori Affairs Committee, Parliament Buildings, WELLINGTON 6160.
ends

Next in New Zealand politics

Government announces plan to tackle problem plastics
By: New Zealand Government
On The New Lockdowns, Leadership And Lebanon
By: Gordon Campbell
National Selects Emma Mellow As Auckland Central Candidate
By: New Zealand National Party
Update on New Zealand and the Cook Islands travel bubble
By: New Zealand Government
Speech: Ardern - Let’s Keep Moving - 2020 Election Campaign Launch
By: New Zealand Labour Party
On Political Twins, And On Labour Extending Its Wage Subsidy Scheme
By: Gordon Campbell
Overall, 82% Trust Pandemic’s Management – Down From 91%
By: Horizon Research Limited
National Releases 2020 Party List
By: New Zealand National Party
How Judith Collins stopped the bleeding
By: Horizon Research Limited
Your Vote 2020: Bringing Election Coverage To Viewers Across TVNZ Channels And Platforms
By: TVNZ
30% Believe Households Worse Off, 298,000 Expect To Lose Jobs
By: Horizon Research Limited
Findings Of Investigation Into COVID-19 Active Cases Privacy Breach
By: State Services Commission
New Zealand suspends extradition treaty with Hong Kong
By: New Zealand Government
WasteMINZ Pleased To See Phase Out Of Single-use Plastic Items
By: WasteMINZ
Govt Proposal To Ban Wide Range Of Single-use Plastic Items World-leading, Says Takeaway Throwaways
By: Takeaway Throwaways
View as: DESKTOP | MOBILE © Scoop Media