November, 2012

  • NZ GovTech - Microsoft New Zealand Government Affairs Blog

    Technology and the Māori Language Awards 2012

    The Māori Language Awards 2012 were held on Friday last week in Tauranga.

    It was an inspiring event that celebrated the contributions of 30 individuals and organisations who have contributed to te reo Māori through their work. I attended the event with my colleague Anne Taylor, who has supported Microsoft's investment in te reo Māori since 2004. 

    Maori Language Award 2012 for the ICT category awarded to Microsoft.

    Microsoft has collaborated with language experts to bring te reo Māori to Windows, Office, and Internet Explorer. All it takes to add a te reo Māori user interface to these products is installing the free downloads for each product you have. We encourage everyone to try it.

    Screenshot of PowerPoint 2010 with te reo Maori interface

    We are honoured to be recognised for this investment through the awards. We would like to take a moment to acknowledge everyone who has been involved with this work, and thank them. This work has only been possible because of the passion and dedication of many people.

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