My why in Maoridom is everything.My why in Maoridom is everything... My very existence has always been about who I am and where I fit in this world... Sadly I learnt my Reo in high school/ tertiary studies which has fallen off over the years. Now in the latter part of my life, we speak and encourage it daily in my mahi and home. I am a primary school teacher and encourage our students to embrace their native language and make it part of who they are. As am I.