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'

 

I have spoken Te Reo Māori for the majority of my life and I love to talk to enhance understanding...

Ko te reo Māori he motuhake mo ta tatou whenua...

Taking part, is bringing a moment we can all identify as people of Aoteraroa and celebrate and embrace the feeling,...

My heritage...

As a Kaiako, it is my responsibility to support and encourage children to learn and understand te reo Maori...

What drives us to take part is our passion to reclaim our reo not only for us, but also for...

To acknowledge the importance of te reo in our history and our country...

It’s important to me because all about Kia kaha Te reo Maori me nga korero wa KATOA me waiata ...

He tangata, he tangata, he tangata...

He taonga te reo, kia kaha tātou ngā tauira o te reo!...

To share , respect and celebrate a culture that is a valuable part of our history and to learn to...

Language is the key to understanding...

Ko tētahi o ngā whāinga matua o mātou o Ngā Hapū o Ōtaki kia ūkaipō te reo Māori ki Ōtaki...

Nōku te reo!...

It is said that it takes three generations to restore language, me being the first and my sons will be...

Ko Te Reo te poutawhā e iri ai ngā atonga a ō tātou Matua Tupuna...

Te ao Māori is important to me personally but I also want to share this beautiful, rich, unique culture with...

It is important to me because I do not want our reo to be lost...

It’s all about Kia kaha Te reo Maori me korero mai I nga wa KATOA ...

Sharing waita with nga tamariki to promote a love of learning the language ...

English is not my first language, I am culturally Lithuanian but was not encouraged to learn the language, and it...

We will be encouraging our tamariki to be involved as te reo Māori is part of who we all are...

It’s important to me keep our language alive to learn myself an pass onto my kids as , it was...

It is so important to embrace and cherish the tonga of Te Reo ...

For me Māoritanga and Te Reo are at the heart of Aotearoa...

I am a teacher and I know how importay it is for our nga tamariki to kay the bery essential...

I am an educator and it is my obligation to honor Te Tiriti o Waitangi to keep Te Reo alive...

Ko te reo Māori te tuapapa o tōku ao, he taonga tuku iho nō ngā tupuna...

Māori are the people of this land...

Preservation of Te Reo is important because we need the right words to express kaupapa Maori...

I love te reo Māori ...

Ko wai au...

Kia Ora, My Journey in Te Reo started with my exposure in Waka Ama through my Rowing Club...

To learn more about my own culture and identity and encourage others to learn the beautiful, native language of Aotearoa...

My main focus would be to help the rangatahi with their hauora...

To keep learning is important our language is who we are ...

Because my ancestors were not allowed to speak Māori...

Arahoe Team Teina are paddling our waka under the banner of our school whakataukī 'He waka eke noa' to support...

Arahoe Team Teina are paddling our waka under the banner of our school whakataukī 'He waka eke noa' to support...

To help revitalise our beautiful language and culture for our tūpuna and our mokopuna...

It is important for me to take part in this kaupapa because when I was a little girl i remember...

I feel so lucky as a pakeha New Zealander to know that this land's people have such a beautiful language...

because te reo Māori is a taonga...

I'm a kiwi from a number of different migrant groups, and learning some te reo is an opportunity to understand...

To learn more about my home country I have lived in for 31 years...

"Ko taku reo taku ohooho, ko taku reo taku mapihi mauria"...

Te Reo Māori is a most beautiful language - I love hearing it and I'd like to hear more of...

Kia ora koutou...

Whaowhia te kete mātauranga - Fill the basket of knowledge...

As a Maori Te Reo is an integral part of our Whakapapa...

I know how important the Māori language is to National identity, and I'm SO proud to be driving it in...

Because we want our tamariki to know that they are important, just as te reo is in early childhood...

My Journey In Te Reo comes from the exposure I received whilst supporting my son's Journey through Waka Ama through...

It's important for the tamariki to see all kaiako as learners and to engage them in the beautiful language of...

He tino taonga te reo, mena ka mohio au toku reo ka taea e au te ako aku tamariki...

I Ako Ahau Te Reo Maori Mo Te Waiata,Korero, Me te Panui...

Na te mea, ka korero Maori ahau i nga wa katoa...

I want to learn te reo Maori because it's my culture and so the language lives on...

Na te mea, ka korero Maori ahau i nga wa katoa...

Na te mea, ka korero Maori ahau i nga wa katoa...

As a primary School teacher many tamariki come without knowing their whakapapa or identity...

I think it's important to learn te reo Maori so our language doesn't die and so it gets stronger...

He pai te kura...

My "why" is a "why not?" contribute to the korero...

Maori Sign Concepts Development, ...

As a New Zealander I need to be comfortable with all of the cultures that make up our country, especially...

Ko te reo Maori he taonga i tuku iho mai o tatou tupuna...

Ko te reo maori toku reo rangatira...

Ka tautoko au i te kaupapa, tohaina i to tātau reo...

Its something I should have done a long time ago, now my adult children are pretty good with the language...

Maori Sign Concepts Development...

Maori culture is special and unique to Aotearoa and should be pioneered to be uphelp and promoted...

To help all the different people in NZ unite under a Te Reo umbrella...

It is very important to learn Te reo Maori as it enrichens our enviroment and connects us to keeping the...

Normalisation!...

I want more Kiwis to understand the Māori worldview, so it can play a bigger part in shaping our country...

NZSL week 2021...

My drive is that I don't want my mokopuna to live in a world where they don't feel part of...

I believe its important that we all contribute towards keeping Maori language part of daily life for all of Aotearoa,...

Wishing to support any movement to keep the Maori language alive as a dynamic source of cultural identity...

Awhi ngā wāhine māori me onā whānau ki te korero māori, ki te ako I tona pepeha, ki te ako...

I feel our nation should be a bilingual / bicultural nation and we are far from it...

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

Whakamanawatia tāku son son...

Whakamanawatia tāku son son...

Ka ako ahau Te Reo...

To support the stanability of Te Reo Maori me Tikanga maori...

Ahakoa he kura aoraki mātou, ka whai tonu mātou ki te hāpaitia ngā tikanga me ōna reo rangatira i tuku...

He whakapapa, He aroha, He rangatiratanga...

To support this kaupapa ...

To develop and learn to become a more fluent TeReo Māori speaker 2 hours a day...