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Lou Callahan Li

Strangely ( but the context is I live in Southland) I spontaneously knocked on the window of a car to tell a lady that it was awesome to see her with moko. Seeing moko in Invercargill is rare. And that I felt quite emotional that there is so much selfish, non-generous thinking fomenting at the moment in our Nz. Seeing and hearing Te Reo in Southland in the fifth decade of my life, is enriching , And Not discomforting . And that I’m sorry many don’t yet realise this. I told her I wished there was a crash course of Te Reo in Invercargill to learn confidence in basic pronunciation and pleasantries in my everyday life. But this is the purpose too of Maori language week. Awesome