Vox Pop: What does Maori Language week mean to you?

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Maori language is in it's 40th year, but what does it really mean to New Zealanders? Photo: Supplied
Maori language is in it's 40th year, but what does it really mean to New Zealanders? Photo: Supplied

Every year since 1975, New Zealand has celebrated Maori Language week.

This year for the 40th Maori Language Week,  the theme for the week is Whāngaihia te reo Māori ki ngā mātua’: helping parents to pass Te Reo on to their children.

The Maori language is only being spoken by 3 percent of New Zealand. Many of the New Zealanders speaking Maori are over 65.

With the language in jeopardy, student journalist Georgia Dunstan-Brown asked the people of Auckland what Maori language week means to them.

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