Te Aho Arataki Marau mō te Ako i Te Reo Māori - Kura Auraki
Curriculum Guidelines for Teaching and Learning Te Reo Māori in English-medium Schools: Years 1-13
He ara ki te ao tūroa
Economic and career
Young people who combine their study of te reo Māori with other studies, for example studies of business, law, trade, science, tourism, teaching or politics, increase their career opportunities. The status of te reo Māori as an official language means that New Zealand citizens have the right to conduct their dealings with government agencies in te reo Māori. Consequently, many agencies, including national and local government and courts of law, require their employees to have some degree of competence in te reo Māori. The ability to speak te reo is an advantage to any New Zealand teacher. In addition, Māori-owned businesses and enterprises play an important and growing part in the New Zealand economy. The ability to speak te reo Māori is an asset both for those who wish to work within these businesses and for those who wish to do business with them.