What drives me (us) to be a part of Te Reo Māori.
What drives me (us) to be a part of Te Reo Māori......
My mokopuna's (5) native tongue is Māori
My children (2 and now parents) were brought up through Kōhanga, Kura Kaupapa and Reo Rumaki
My children confidently participate in Te Ao Māori, especially kapa haka
My children both have jobs where Te Reo Māori is actively used (one is a teacher of Te Reo and the other a Public Servant)
My wife and I both have jobs where Te Reo Māori is encouraged.
And to be a part of all of this, me kōrero Māori māua ko taku hoa wahine. Ki te kore, aue, ka mahue māua.