In 2017, Rotorua made the commitment to become New Zealand's first bilingual city and district. This Māori Language Week, we check in on how it's all going two years later.
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Mayor Steve Chadwick told The AM Show the opportunity was a total game-changer for Rotorua.
She says the commitment to becoming a bilingual city acknowledges the history and whakapapa of the district, and reinforces its reputation as a heartland of Māori culture.
Watch the video.