I was not encouraged to learn te reo growing up .
I was not encouraged to learn te reo growing up ...so now I want to learn it.
I was born here and brought up here in Aotearoa NZ so I want to learn about my history and tikana and about the beautiful land we live in and I believe that to have a better understanding te reo Māori is important in this.
I also want to respect other Māori and people who lived on this land before me by learning about their culture and identity and the history of this land. I believe this will also help me in my sense of identity and living here.
I want to encourage others to learn as well as have places where I can keep my reo alive by speaking it to others so this is why I have joined the Māori Language Movement!