Maori to be used more in schools

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The government has announced that there will be more Maori language in schools.

Last week they announced that they want all education providers, from kindergartens to universities, to use te reo Māori every day.

The statement of National Education and Learning Priorities said schools, early learning centres, and tertiary institutions should meaningfully include Māori language and tikanga in their everyday life.

It also said they should ensure they were safe, inclusive and free of racism, discrimination and bullying.

Minister of Education Chris Hipkins sadi that the statement provided schools and other education providers with a checklist of things to work on.

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