Te Reo Māori was made an official language of New Zealand in 1987 when the Māori Language Act was passed and the Te Taura Whiri i te Reo Māori/The Māori Language Commission was set up to support the growth of and promote the Māori language.
|Ref: Photographer: Rachelle Forbes, Joe Harawira during a Matariki event, Auckland Libraries, 2013|
|Re: Photographer: Rachelle Forbes, Piripi Taylor from Te Reo Wainene o Tua, Auckland Libraries, 2013|
Here at the West Auckland Research Centre we have digitised the content we recorded last year to make it accessible to a wider audience. Click on the links below, which will take you to database records in the Local History Online and then click on the blue speaker (top right) to listen to the sound bites. These sound bites are just samples or small tasters, which we hope will encourage you come in and listen to the entire recordings:
|Ref: Rachelle Forbes, Rewi Spraggon and Riki Bennett, The Legends of Maui, Auckland Libraries, 2013|
|Ref: C Troughton-Clark, kōrerorero/conversations between the Duke and Duchess of York and iwi outside a wharenui in Rotorua, 1927, Sir George Grey Special Collections, Auckland Libraries, 471-9765|
|Ref: C Troughton-Clark, kōrerorero/conversations between three Māori women, no location, c. 1930s, Sir George Grey Special Collections, Auckland Libraries, 471-9746|