IPANZ Member, Te Taura Whiri - The Māori Language Commission has taken out the supreme award at the International Public Relations Association’s Golden World Awards for Excellence for their Māori Language Moment | Te Wā Tuku Reo Māori. This campaign saw 1 in 5 New Zealanders – more than 1 million people – celebrate te reo at the same time, marking the moment in 1972 when the Māori language petition was presented to parliament.
It is the first time a New Zealand initiative has won the honour and unique in that the coveted prize is usually won by teams from major, global communications companies.
IPANZ congratulates the commission for the hard mahi that went into this campaign and shares this news with the sector as an example of what is possible when a team of passionate public servants works together to make positive change.
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