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Road safety messages in reo Maori

11 Sep 2017

Road safety messages in reo Maori

Locals can expect to have their linguistic talents expanded this month.

As part of Maori Language Week, Tairawhiti Roads have put up billboards throughout our Tairawhiti region with safety messages in Te Reo.  The signs are a reminder to stay safe on the roads,

Tairawhiti Roads general manager Dave Hadfield said the signs aim to both raise awareness and educate the wider community.

“This sits well with our community and is a nice way to celebrate Maori Language Week which runs from today to 15 September,” he said.

The signs are a collaborative initiative between Gisborne District Council and New Zealand Transport Agency.  

The signs cover messages such as always wear a seatbelt and drive phone free.

The signs will be swapped out for new messages in the coming months and will alternate between Maori and English.  

Watch the video

Road Safety Te Reo Messages