Watch: Why are macrons so important in Te Reo Māori?

Source: Seven Sharp

TVNZ is now using macrons, or tohutō on air and online for place names and commonly used Māori words, joining the growing number of organisations which want to get it right.

But why are macrons in Māori words so important?

Take a crash course in the video above with TVNZ1's Seven Sharp reporter Tamati Rimene-Sproat, and Stacey Morrison.