Tanyia shared a moment

Tanyia Ropata-Rikihana | May 2021

Its about remembering growing up with a Nan that spoke in te reo - so understanding reo is easier than speaking it.
Its about remembering growing up with a Nan that spoke in te reo - so understanding reo is easier than speaking it. The little intricacies 'ki' 'mo' 'i' 'e' 'a' 'o' knowing where they are used and having a better understanding. Its about honoring and acknowledging my whakapapa, my rangatiratanga, my mokopuna - speaking to them in their reo, telling our stories so that they may grow proud to be who they understanding where they have come from.... a long line of warriors, of survivors!