Bill English has admitted he can't count to 10 in te reo Māori.
On The AM Show at the start of Māori Language Week, the Prime Minister said he can speak "a whole lot of words. Bits and pieces, you know."
Though he can't count to 10, Mr English is no slacker when it comes to Māori. At Ratana Pa in January he spoke for three minutes without notes in fluent Te Reo.