ERO welcomes Budget 2022 announcements supporting revitalisation of te reo Māori

Published: 23 May 2022
New Zealand Curriculum

The Education Review Office | Te Tari Arotake Mātauranga (ERO) welcomes the announcement of targeted investment aimed at supporting the revitalisation of te reo Māori.

Within the Government Strategy for Māori Language Revitalisation Maihi Karauna the Government set ambitious te reo Māori language goals to be achieved by 2040. Amongst them, a target of one million New Zealanders holding the ability and confidence to use basic te reo Māori and 150,000 Māori aged 15 and above would using te reo Māori as much as English. 
The Budget 2022 funding announcement has reinforced the importance of these goals, with targeted investment aimed at supporting the revitalisation of te reo Māori.  

ERO welcomes this mahi, which will contribute to the national language revitalisation strategy and aide in the provision of quality te reo Māori education. Through this approach educators can honor the Treaty by protecting and nurturing te reo Maōri in English medium schools.  

Read Budget 2022, including a summary of all funded initiatives:  Budget 2022 - 19 May 2022 


ERO research that may be of interest to you:  

Previous research providing insights into the provision of te reo Māori in English medium schools - Tāmata Huaroa and Nihinihi Whenua – demonstrates that schools ERO spoke with recognised te reo Māori as a taonga and want to do more to promote and grow it. 
Te Tāmata Huaroa: Te Reo Māori in English-medium Schooling | Education Review Office ( 
Nihinihi Whenua – Valuing te reo Māori: Student and whānau aspirations | Education Review Office ( 

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