RBNZ’s Orr backs use of indigenous language

Governor defends services in Māori as new government vows to cut use of indigenous language

Reserve Bank of New Zealand, Wellington
Photo: Rachael King

New Zealand central bank governor Adrian Orr has defended its use of the Māori language in its communications.

He made the comments on November 29 as a new coalition government prepares to roll back the use of the indigenous language in all government agencies.

Speaking at a press conference following the central bank’s monetary policy meeting, Orr said the central bank was proud of its Māori name, Te Putea Matua. He said it would continue to use it in addition to its official English title

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