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Bilingual Traffic Signs Featuring Te Reo Māori Closer to Reality in New Zealand

Bilingual Traffic Signs Featuring Te Reo Māori Closer to Reality in New Zealand

Bilingual traffic signs featuring te reo Māori are moving closer to becoming a reality in New Zealand. A package of 94 signs has been released for pu

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Bilingual traffic signs featuring te reo Māori are moving closer to becoming a reality in New Zealand. A package of 94 signs has been released for public consultation, including destination signs, walking and cycling signs, warning signs, and motorway advisory signs. The initiative, led by Te Mātāwai and Waka Kotahi, aims to increase the visibility and recognition of te reo Māori in local communities. The use of bilingual signage is seen as an important step in affirming the indigenous status of te reo Māori. The consultation process involves considering translations proposed by te reo Māori experts and ensuring consistency and community safety. The introduction of bilingual signs will occur when existing signs are replaced or new signs are needed. The consultation period for the bilingual traffic signs closes on June 30, 2023.

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