A new tool aims to make it easier for websites to use te reo Māori, says The Spinoff. After decades of neglect and active suppression, te reo Māori has experienced a resurgence in recent years. Figures released earlier this year by Stats NZ Tatauranga Aotearoa show that the number of Māori who speak te reo Māori as a first language has grown from 18% to 23% since 2018. Sentiment towards te reo is likewise on an upward trend, with increasing numbers of New Zealanders indicating that they’d like to see the language centred in education and used more broadly.