Te Tahua o Te Reo Kairangi

Te Tahua o Te Reo Kairangi

Last updated 1 February 2023
Last updated 1 February 2023

Te Tahua o Te Reo Kairangi supports language revitalisation and addresses workforce needs through the growth of te reo Māori speakers.

This funding supports the development of new or existing programmes targeting higher levels of te reo Māori proficiency, with the aim of growing the number of highly proficient te reo Māori speakers and supporting sector workforce capabilities.

The Funding Mechanism for Te Tahua o Te Reo Kairangi (PDF, 128 KB) has been approved by the Minister of Education. It applies from 1 January 2023.

The Fund's operational design has been informed through targeted engagement with the sector and with the support of the Ministry of Education.

What is the intent of Te Tahua o Te Reo Kairangi?

Te Tahua o Te Reo Kairangi is a newly established fund that supports the outcomes of:

The Fund is intended to support the further development and growth of programmes that support high levels of te reo Māori language proficiency, as outlined in the Whakamātauria Tō Reo Māori framework, developed by Te Taura Whiri I te reo Māori (Māori Language Commission).

Whakamātauria Tō Reo Māori framework

The Fund is not intended to be the only source of funding that providers use to develop and deliver programmes, but rather to support growth of proficiency in te reo Māori.