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New August 2018 -This document sets out a 15-year plan to strengthen languages in education in Aotearoa New Zealand.

Our vision is a multilingual Aotearoa New Zealand where:   

By 2020, all Year 1 students are learning te reo Māori in schools. 

By 2033 all high school graduates will be able to converse in more than one language 



In December 2017, COMET Auckland supported the Auckland Languages Strategy Group to send a post-election Briefing to the Incoming Ministers whose responsibilities are relevant to language diversity. 

The briefing outlines the value that language diversity can bring to social and economic development and summarises key data and current issues affecting languages in Aotearoa New Zealand.  It also recommends quick-win actions that could bring significant gains. 



The Auckland Languages Strategy - Ngā Reo o Tāmaki Makaurau aims to develop a shared agenda for a multilingual Auckland, aligning policy and practice to support, promote and foster all the city’s diverse languages and cultures. 

The document was developed by a cross-sector group representing a wide range of language interests in Auckland.

The strategy was launched in November 2015.  



The Auckland Languages Strategy was launched at a conference, Ngā Reo Maha, Ngā Reo Rere - Shaping a Multilingual Auckland,  on 27th November, 2015 in partnership with the Office of Ethnic Communities. 


Auckland Languages Strategy Launch - Media Coverage

TV3 News: Push for multilingual Aucklanders

BBC: Auckland aims to become trilingual city

Radio Waatea: Listen to the podcast here

Tangata Pasifika: Watch the video here

NZ Herald: Plans to turn Auckland into trilingual city

Radio NZ: 'The reo is your reo too’

Radio NZ: Auckland plan to boost te reo Maori speakers

Maori TV: Proposal for every Aucklander to be fluent in te reo & two other languages

Maori TV: Mataora

Stuff.co.nz: Strategy to get Aucklanders speaking three languages launched

World TV / Chinese TV: Click here