More people in Aotearoa New Zealand are embracing and progressing the use of te reo and tikanga Māori in their everyday lives, Stuff reveals. “In recent years in general, there has been a maturing in our national appreciation and desire to embrace and appreciate many things associated with te ao Māori (the Māori world), including the use of te reo Māori, the Māori language,” says Ngāti Whātua Ōrākei deputy chair Ngarimu Blair. “The pace to introduce the language and to speak te reo should be done in a way that brings as many people along as is possible.”