Revitalising te reo Māori - not just stabilising it - is the responsibility of each generation and all cultures, Rotorua leaders say.

Their comments come as the country starts its week-long celebration of the Māori language - Te Wiki o Te Reo Māori.

The 2019 theme is Kia Kaha te Reo Māori - Let's make the Māori language strong; something many in Rotorua advocate.

But there is still more to be done if the language is to be truly reincorporated into modern New Zealand life.


According to the most up to date figures from the 2013 census, 39,460 people in


Adopting a language, a culture, a way of life