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#275864 14-Sep-2020 12:19
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The country’s third-largest broadband company, Vocus, plans to begin offering customer support in Māori from November.


Māori-language support will be offered as an option to customers of its Slingshot internet brand when they call its 0800 number or initiate a web-chat session.


Vocus is advertising for three call centre agents fluent in Māori to provide the service.





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  #2563655 14-Sep-2020 12:22
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Excellent. The Slingshot web page now has a full Te-Reo Maori version and English.

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  #2563666 14-Sep-2020 12:49
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Good on them.


When I studied Te Reo at high school I was amused by the words that had come over from English like truck (taraka) and nuclear bomb (nukirea poma) so I can't wait to see the word for modem. I imagine there'll be a Maori word for fibre but what about WiFi?


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  #2563734 14-Sep-2020 13:59
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I imagine there'll be a Maori word for fibre but what about WiFi?



Ahokore apparently. 


E taku teeina, he aha te kupu muna mo to ahokore? He tikitoka hou taaku


Aye cuzzy, what's the password for ya wifi? I got a new tiktok



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