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About Macrons

Our policy is to use macrons to denote vowel length in Maori language in all our printed material.However, we have made a decision to not use macrons on most of this website (except for pages entirely in Maori) for two technical reasons:

1) Some web browsers can’t display macrons properly, resulting in ugly question marks or umlauts
2) Search engines do not recognise macronised letters, so someone searching for “Maori” will not find our website if it refers only to “Māori.”

Thanks for your understanding!