On this day in 1987, the Maori Language Act came into force, making te reo Māori an official language of New Zealand.
This dark, richly marked drawing by Ralph Hotere from a decade asks: Tenei taku manu te rere atu nei – he karere – no Te whitinga mai o te ra. Pataia mai – i ahu mai koe i hea? KO WAI KOE. (This is my bird that flies to you – a messenger from where the sun rises. It asks from where have you come? WHO ARE YOU?)