Te pae kōrero | Who's joined

There are many things that define New Zealanders and connect us to our home: and te reo Māori is one of them.

Everyone has their own reasons for wanting to learn te reo and see it become normalised and spoken nationwide. Explore them below and share your favourites to inspire others to get involved.


Add your 'why'

 

To celebrate and awhi our language and culture!...

Kia mau ki tou ukaipo ...

I love to learn a new language...

It's important to me to be one in a million by joining the Māori Language Movement, because I am proud...

Our mahi is all about creating authentic connections between people and place...

Sharing Te Reo Maori is super important ...

Because Te reo māori is who I am...

I teach Maori children and love them ...

Me korero Māori tatou katoa nā te mea i te reo ake o Aotearoa...

It’s part of who I am as a New Zealander...

"Taonga tuku iho" is what drives me...

It's important for me as a Māori to celebrate and help others to learn te reo...

I am hournered to be a part of a fantastic organisation that inspires me everyday...

Kia whakamana i te reo Māori ...

Ko te ora o te reo, me kōrerotia i ngā wa, ngā wāhi katoa...

I take part for my tamariki...

Te reo Māori is one of the three languages of New Zealand and I would like to ensure that I...

To grow reo...

Kia whakairapakari, kia eke noa tēnei waka hei kōrero, hei rongo hoki i Te Reo...

It's a beautiful language and one that makes me feel proud of my tupuna...

Knowing the history of New Zealand lets me know the culture of its lands and their beliefs and their charm...

My hope is for my son, George, to grow up with te reo Māori in his life as it is...

because Te reo maori is dying in aoetearoa AUE!...

Although Im tauiwi my children and grandchildren whakapapa Māori, its one of the most important things I can do to...

Love te reo even though mine is very basic...

It's important for me to take part in te wā tuku reo māori, as te reo gives me a point...

30 yrs teaching Te Reo Maori to students...

So I can learn more about te reo maori...

I believe every language should be spoken and saved ,being born and raised in New Zealand ,Aotearoa where both English...

I love sign language...

The PWS at Tide would like to extend their te reo knowledge...

To integrate with the Māori culture and language...

I have always wanted to improve my reo and now seems an excellent time to focus on this...

Te Reo connects us and allows us to belong together...

It's super important for me to learn more reo and not be whakamā about trying to kōrero when I don't...

Kei te ako ahau i te reo māori - and learning all the time...

I am from overseas and value the importance of Te Reo for this country...

My children are - like many - part of an extended family...

A living language is what keeps a culture alive and thriving...

Proudly Māori, I want to contribute to strengthening te reo Māori - in my kura, in my community, for myself,...

Nā te mea, ko te reo Māori te reo o ōku tupuna!...

Connecting with Aotearoa & Tangata is my aim, reinstalling Hope into our communities is my passion...

because teo Maori is the most import thing in new Zealand ...

I love to learn new language and its the culture...

Te Reo is the first language of this land, and as a 4th generation New Zealander I feel like I'm...

To connect our tamariki to their identity...

To ensure that Te Reo is able to flourish in Aotearoa for all New Zealanders!...

Kei te hiahia ahau ki te ako ki te reo māori, nā te mea he aroha ki tō tātou reo!...

becouse its a big deal for the world to now who the kaitiaki o tenei whenua o AOTEAROA...

Te Reo is apart of the culture of our nation and the culture of our school, it’s who we are...

Te reo Māori is a foundation stone of Aotearoa New Zealand...

"Continuous reinforcement and rediscovery of Indigenous language, cultural, and spiritual practices empowers people to move forward in their growth as...

We want to ensure that Te Reo Maori becomes part of everyday life in Aotearoa...

Kia ora my name is Nikora (Nichole)...

Having recently connected with my Maaori heritage, Te Reo language and the culture is an important part of my identity...

Ko te Reo Māori ko toku taonga tuku iho...

Mostly, we love the sound of the language, so melodic!...

To continue to celebrate Te Reo Maori and Te Ao Maori in New Zealand...

Having grown up in the deep south with Pakeha parents and having no connection to who I am as a...

Te Hiringa Hauora | Health Promotion Agency is joining the Māori Language moment because we take a 'life-course' approach to...

Kia kaha o Te Reo Māori!...

An opportunity to participate where others couldn’t, ensuring our indigenous language is never lost...

For our indigenous Māori culture and language to be our Kiwi, New Zealand, Aotearoa way of life, to live and...

Learning about new languages and cultures is a passion of mine as I believe communication is the key to connect...

As a pākeha who's tīpuna hail from Europe, I think it's so important that I learn enough of te reo...

I want to be part of the movement to normalise the use of te reo Māori...

Nā te mea, te reo Māori te reo tuatahi o tēnei whenua...

To increase my knowledge of Maori...

There are many benefits in learning another language, including understanding, appreciating and respecting another culture...

Being an import from London, I know my knowledge of NZ history, culture and language is lacking, I need to...

To be part of something uniquely different that unites us all...

Because te reo Māori is a tāonga and it is the first language of this land...

To learn to use my Mihi to introduce myself at a gathering or meeting...

Having been an expatriate Kiwi for most of my life, my exposure to te reo and tikanga Maori has been...

It’s what makes Aotearoa unique...

To show everyone how much we love our indigenous language and to help all kiwis to feel they can be...

From Abby (6) "its good to learn Maori words, because the Maori people where the first one's here in New...

I am driven to learn Te Reo Māori for my son who is wanting to learn about his culture, where...

it is one of Aotearoa - NZ official language ...

to learn te reo so i can understand what people saying in maori or if i need help translating a...

Ka korero Maori ahau i nga wa katoa, a kei te hiahia ahau kia puawai to tatou reo, kia taea...

Learning about Te Ao Māori should be important to all kiwis - and furthering my reo journey has been a...

Kia ora Koutou...

Te Reo Maori is the language that unites us as tangata whenua and pakeha - it is unique to Aotearoa...

Wellington Museum shares the stories and taonga of Te Whanganui-a-Tara...

My "why" first and foremost, is my family...

This is a way to keep te reo Māori alive, revitalised and is the norm within my everyday life and...

To celebrate and honour the diversity and beauty of Aotearoa...

Te Aroha - Waiata Sign 2021 ...

Te Reo Maori is a unique and special language and is a part of us as Kiwis...