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Jane Rippingale | September 2021

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I love how te wiki o te reo Māori is becoming more acknowledged.

I love how te wiki o te reo Māori is becoming more acknowledged. Personally though I believe that we should use our reo every week, every day of the year. I am pakeha, I am an ECE kaiako, mother of four, and wahine of a Ngapuhi tane. I say bring on te reo Māori 360 days a year so I can finally up my game and get to the next stage of my reo journey!

My husband and I run Big Aroha Tours on Waiheke. Most days I post photos on our FB/Instagram pages. I always add some te reo Māori, maybe a whakatauki, or a karakia or what ever feels right.

Today to compliment my photo (a week of Lockdown highlights) I added these kupu as it signifies aroha, strength, patience and all things beautiful to help us get through the next few weeks of lockdown. This is what I wrote-

Mā te whakapono

Mā te tūmanako

Mā te titiro

Mā te whakarongo

Mā te mahitahi

Mā te manawanui

Mā te aroha

Ka taea e au

(From the Te reo Māori classroom resources)

Tehei mauri ora!

Ngā mihi mahana

Jane Rippingale ❤️🌀🌿

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