Sat, 28 Apr 2012 6:20p.m.
Trade Minister Tim Groser has revealed his personal view that learning te reo should be compulsory in primary schools.
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22/08/2012 7:51:49 p.m.
I was once forced to learn 4 languages at once and ended up hating lanaguages because I forced to learn them.
This idea is really stupid as Grosser wants people to learn Maori so they can learn other languages. Once they start learning the next language they will not bother keeping learning Maori.
Languages flourish through necessity and we are not bi-cultural society we are a multi cultural society,
The language is dying and will be dead as a spoken language in the not to distance future that day will be a good day.
19/05/2012 6:49:15 p.m.
Shen R wrote:
Tautoko...I've read some of the previous comments and most bring forward some good points.
I fully believe that maori should be taught in primary schools, simply because; not only is the maori language fading away but it will strengthen the reason why we are proud to be a NZer. Also it is very noticable that a majority of NZers can't pronounce maori properly (eg. 'Maori' is being pronounced 'marry'). Yes learning a language does mean learning more about a culture but that's what is needed to learn the ways of a language. financially there are many other priorities but it would be money well spent, because I've come across many international visitors very interested in the maori culture/language; so we gotta thank them for helping keep the Maori Culture alive.
1/05/2012 9:23:03 a.m.
Kania Worsley wrote:
Ka pai Mr Groser! He pono marika o whakaaro.Aue Mr Peters! He aha te take kaore koe e tautoko ana i to tatou reo rangatira?
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