of te reo Māori in NZ courts
Four iwi have filed a joint claim at the High Court in Auckland seeking a review of the use of te reo Māori in the nation’s courts.
Te Rūnanga o Ngāti Rēhia, Te Poari o Ngātiwai, Te Rūnanga a Iwi o Ngāpuhi and Te Reo Ngāti Hine claim while the Māori Language Act gives anyone the right to speak te reo in legal proceedings, the language is still given a back seat to English.
They are seeking a review of the decisions made by the Minister of Justice, the Secretary of Justice and the Attorney General regarding te reo Māori in courts.
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