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Is it racist to mispronounce Maori words?

Charlotte Cook
Kia Ora
What's your Te Reo like?   Charlotte Cook and Aaron Dahmen

Advice from experts about how to tackle those hard to nail Maori words.

Te Reo Maori is one of New Zealand's national languages, but it's had a fair share of ups and downs in popularity. In recent years, there has been a revival, but we are still seeing stories of racism in regards to using the indigenous language. 

Charlotte Cook investigates. 

The story was part of a programme broadcast on Plains 96.9 FM, Canterbury's community access radio station.