Chapman Tripp is considering a formal Māori language policy with a basic level of Te Reo to be used by all staff.
The firm’s Chief Executive Partner Nick Wells said that the purpose of this year’s Maori Language Week theme, “Kia Kaha Te Reo Māori”: was strengthening competence and confidence to use Te Reo.
Chapman Tripp is sharing a Māori language video, cards with key Māori greetings and phrases and emails exploring te reo in the law and in the office.
“The purpose of this year’s theme is to encourage us all to work together to improve the strength of the Māori language,” he said.
“Chapman Tripp has long been an advocate of cultivating Māori culture and keeping the language strong. We offer Te Reo classes in all three of our offices, all of which are fully subscribed, and our Te Waka Ture (Māori legal) group work closely with our people across the firm to promote the use of Te Reo.