Presenter Te Rauhiringa Brown faced social media backlash for presenting the weather forecast on the 6pm news in both te reo Māori and English, NZ Herald reports. But a prominent Māori academic has celebrated the use of te reo on TVNZ’s Sunday night weather report. “I genuinely believe the revitalisation of te reo me ngā tikanga Māori, Māori language and culture, has become an unstoppable force that enriches, rather than diminishes, what is unique and distinctive about Aotearoa New Zealand,” said Dr Ella Henry of AUT.