Making Maori mainstream

Wednesday, November 20, 2019 - 5:00pm

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New Zealand is hoping that by 2040, one million Kiwis will be able to speak basic te reo Māori, the Maori language. This ambitious goal is part of an official language strategy that sees the revival of New Zealand’s Indigenous language as a key part in national identity and reconciliation. From Gisborne, New Zealand, the BBC's Phil Mercer reports.