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Raey Murray | September 2021

This week my daughters (15, 11 & 4) and I sang the few Māori songs we know.

This week my daughters (15, 11 & 4) and I sang the few Māori songs we know. We interacted with Youtube song and dance videos of Miss 4. I started using Ngā Mihi as a sign off on my emails.

I researched words I can use at work and I will try and incorporate it as much as possible. I sent Miss 15 a short text and she replied in Māori as well.

Miss 15 is very keen to learn and we are going to try and incorporate a new word or phrase every week. I came home from work yesterday and greeted them in Māori and they greeted back and already it felt very normal.

I hope we can go from strength to strength. Being foreigners, I know another language, though English is my native language, and I would love to be able to use the Māori language more.

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