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Elaine Denton Charlotte

The last time I heard te reo Maori fluently was from my Papa. I was 5 years old when he passed away. He was my only connection to the old world, to the world of te reo. I am now fifty years old and I have a dream to speak fluent te reo Maori. My Papa only spoke te reo, I never heard him speak English. I only every heard him speak te reo Maori, that sound has alway stayed with me inside. It is time. Oh how I wish I had my papa to korero with. I have a mokopuna now and I want to be able to korero with my moko in te reo, fluently. This is my why.