journey that never ends
It has been 50 years since the Māori Language Petition was delivered at the steps of Parliament. One of the key reo Māori stalwarts who fought for the survival and prominence of the language reflects on the decades since.
With academic plaques pinned across the walls, bookshelves filled to the brim, taonga gifted by artists and portraits of famous leaders, Sir Pou Temara’s Waikato home is a treasure trove of knowledge.
Read this story in te reo Māori and English here. / Pānuitia tēnei i te reo Māori me te reo Pākehā ki konei.
Professor Temara or Pou as he prefers, can recall the day the Māori Language Petition was delivered in 1972.
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