Te Ture mō Te Reo Māori 2016
Māori Language Act 2016

6 Acknowledgement of the Crown

(1)

The Crown acknowledges the detrimental effects of its past policies and practices that have, over the generations, failed actively to protect and promote the Māori language and encourage its use by iwi and Māori, matters that—

(a)

have been recorded in evidence given to the Waitangi Tribunal; and

(b)

the Crown has acknowledged in deeds of settlement entered into with iwi to settle their claims under the Treaty of Waitangi.

(2)

The Crown expresses its commitment to work in partnership with iwi and Māori to continue actively to protect and promote this taonga, the Māori language, for future generations.