My first Kōhanga Reo was Ōrākei Marae in Tāmaki Makaurau.
My first Kōhanga Reo was Ōrākei Marae in Tāmaki Makaurau. The best part of Kōhanga Reo for me was all the waiata we sang, my all time favourite was 'Kei raro i te moana' - I still find myself doing mahi-a-ringa when I think of it now, acting like a hungry mako! This photo is from the Kirihimete whānau day at Ōrākei Marae, I was waving out to my parents. Forever grateful for all the people who came before me who made my world a reo speaking one from a young age.