Adrienne shared a moment

Adrienne Thompson | May 2021

Photo of Adrienne | Wellington
I started because I'd lived overseas and learned another language fluently and it seemed like a good idea to learn the language of Aotearoa too.
I started because I'd lived overseas and learned another language fluently and it seemed like a good idea to learn the language of Aotearoa too. I carried on because I began to understand what a huge injustice had been done to Māori people in depriving them of their language and I wanted to do my tiny, tiny bit toward helping it to thrive again. Eight years on I'm still learning for both those reasons but mostly because this Reo is so rich and beautiful and fascinating and the more I get into it the more I really LOVE it. Ka ako tonu ahau - ake, ake ake! - Adrienne