COLOR-Waatea logo 2016-final

On Air Now
Radio Waatea

03:00pm - 06:00pm
Ed Sheeran

Parr charts course for million tweets

Share to Email
Share to RSS
Share to Print

More Stories

The Māori broadcast funding agency is encouraging people to use Māori Language Week as an opportunity to use te reo Māori on Twitter - with the aim of breaking one million reo tweets.

Te Māngai Pāho chief executive Larry Parr says according to Indigenous Tweets, a tool developed by a supporter of the Gaelic language revival, there are now just under 4000 Māori language users on Twitter, up from 600 this time last year.

There have been about 280,000 te reo tweets, so one million seemed a goal worth setting.

"The attraction of encouraging people to use social media is it is an active use of te reo, as opposed to say sitting and watching a television programme which is more passive, so you actually have to use the reo," Mr Parr says.

If the million mark is met Māori will be in the top 10 indigenous languages on Twitter.

Copyright © 2019, UMA Broadcasting Ltd:

Waatea Covid Tiwtter Post (1)-585

flu cmdhb apr 2020

'Te Hononga' Urban Māori Stories
National's passive racism highlighted in Muller reshuffle
Martyn 'Bomber' Bradbury: If you intend to take over a political party, your motivation to do so should be driven by a deep political belief that you have better ideas than the current leadership and that those ideas are filled with so many self-evident truths that your disloyalty is forgiven and a better set of ideas put in place under your leadership and authority.
Dr Rawiri Taonui | COVID Māori Weekly Update 26 May | Level 2 Second Wave
THE NEW ZEALAND SITUATION: The main figures inspire confidence that New Zealand has gained a good degree of control over COVID-19.
What latest Poll means for the Maori Party?
Martyn 'Bomber' Bradbury: TVNZs latest Poll shows the same trend the TV3 Poll did, the National Party is in meltdown as the country thanks Jacinda for saving us from the public health pandemic nightmare we are witnessing in other countries.





Enter your email address to receive regular updates from Waatea News.
  • fb

On Air Now
Radio Waatea

03:00pm - 06:00pm