Te Reo On Air
BBC notes the launch of NZ’s first nationwide Maori language TV station. The inaugural broadcast comes 13 years after the Supreme Court ruled that the government was legally bound (by the Treaty of Waitangi) to protect its native tongue. Programs include daily news and weather reporting with a Maori perspective, subtitled dramas, and traditional cooking shows. “The launch of Maori television is yet another milestone for us and our language,” said academic Huirangi Waikerepuru.