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Should correct pronunciation of Māori names be compulsory in schools?

Fundamental questions about the need for schools to teach the Māori history of New Zealand have resurfaced over the last few weeks.

However, the ongoing issue of some teachers mispronouncing Māori names of students still continues.

Māori names play a significant and important role in families and are handed down through generations.

At present there’s no compulsion for teachers to get names right and the question is whether or not there should be.

Watch the video above as TVNZ1's Marae looks into the issue.

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    As questions arise for Māori history to be taught in schools, the ongoing issue for the mispronunciation of Māori names continue. Source: Marae