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Annette McIntyre | May 2021

Te reo Maori is the native language of the tangata whenua and as such it needs to be spoken by every person who lives here.
Te reo Maori is the native language of the tangata whenua and as such it needs to be spoken by every person who lives here. It's an official language (alongside NZ sign language) and it is my opinion that it, and NZSL, should be in use everyday by everybody as much as English is as the default official language (it's not the official language in law, just by default so te reo and NZSL actually have a more legal standing for every day use). Currently I'm doing several informal classes to learn te reo - a couple of aps on my phone, a free course online by Massey University, some workbooks I have.