to grow national languages
Twenty marae across Northland want to grow the number of whānau who can speak te reo Māori ... in sign language.
An eight week course, He Aha, is about to get under way to help whānau improve communication with tangata turi.
It will teach New Zealand Sign language and incorporate signing Māori words and concepts.
One of the tutors is Eddie Hokianga of Ngāti Kahungunu who has been teaching sign language for 27 years.
Link to article: Northland marae set up te reo and deaf sign programmes to grow national languages - NZ Herald