‘more than the odd kia ora’?
Some broadcasters on our publicly-funded national radio station have steadily increased their use of te reo Māori. This is excellent for Māori language enthusiasts and Māori-speaking audiences.
Having more te reo through news media means that te reo is heard more often by the whole population, helping to achieve the goals of Māori language normalisation in a country that is heavily English-speaking.
But while the Broadcasting Standards Authority no longer accepts complaints about the use of te reo Māori, grumbles and moans about te reo in mainstream news programmes continue to find a home with publishers willing to advance their thoughts.
Link to article: Can they cope with 'more than the odd kia ora'? - E-Tangata