The deadline is looming for government agencies as the Minister for Maori development looks finalise the Crown's Maori Language Strategy. The opposition says it has serious concerns if the deadline at the end of the month is not met.
Te Aitanga-a-Mate, Ngati Porou - Born and raised in Gisborne, Talisa attended Waikirikiri School, and Lytton High School.
At age seven, while living with her grandparents, her koro placed her in the te reo unit – a decision she is forever grateful for.
She has completed a BA in Māori Studies, a Post Graduate Diploma in Journalism (with merit) at Massey University, and has a background in print journalism.
Her interests include grassroots stories, indigenous cultures and progress for te reo Māori.
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