Changes in the use of reo Māori
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Dear Department of Internal Affairs,
Has the agency or any staff received external or internal instruction, direction or guidance, written or oral, to prepare, develop, review or edit briefings to incoming ministers with a view to removing the use of the word ‘Aotearoa’ or other te Reo Māori? If so, what was the instruction received (either copies of meeting minutes/emails/other document or via a summary of the memory of staff involved in the discussion(s).
From: Jessica Caldwell
Department of Internal Affairs
Please find attached the Department's response to your 27 October 2023 request under the Official Information Act 1982.
Jessica Caldwell (she / her)|Senior Advisor Ministerial and Official Correspondence
Toi Hiranga | Regulation & Policy
Department of Internal Affairs | Te Tari Taiwhenua
45 Pipitea Street | PO Box 6011, Wellington 6140 | http://www.dia.govt.nz/