highest since early 1900s
More than one in six Māori can understand and speak at least a basic form of te reo, and nearly a third can understand it, a survey has shown.
Information from Stats NZ revealed 17.62 per cent of Māori aged 15 and up could speak te reo at least fairly well. That was the highest rate since the early 20th century.
The survey was answered by nearly 8500 people of Māori ethnicity and/or descent.
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