Te Mātāwai contracted NZCER to undertake the He Reo Ora project. The aim of the He Reo Ora project has been to collect information which would create a current evidence base of Māori-language revitalisation efforts happening at both national and regional levels.
A bilingual online survey was the primary means used to collect information about Māori-language revitalisation activities that happened in 2016 or 2017 including wānanga reo, meet-ups for coffee and kōrero, festivals, waiata, and kaupapa-based activities. It was also used to collect information about Māori-language resources produced between January 2012 and December 2017 including online, print or e-publications, stickers, posters, sound recordings, audiovisual or computer files. It includes resources in te reo Māori that focus on helping people to learn the language as well as resources about te reo Māori revitalisation. By the end of May 2018 He Reo Ora contained:
498 unique entries that describe reo Māori revitalisation activities that occurred in 2016.
579 unique entries that describe Māori-language resources produced from 2012 to 2017.