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'

 

Because there are not enough words in my vocabulary to say what I want to say...

Ka aroha ahau ki te ako i te reo māori...

Because Te Reo is Aotearoa official language and as a New Zealander we all have the obligation to learn and...

To support the people who i work with

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New Zealand is home...

I have always had an interest in the Maori culture/language...

He taonga tuku iho mai i o tātou Matua tipuna...

Learn my reo and be confident in it

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Kia kaha te reo Māori!

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My reason to participate in the Te Reo Maori moment is so that it can increase my understanding of Te...

I just like to support my Maoritanga 🤙

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My Moko attends Kura and I would like to support her learning and mine

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Ko taku tamāhine te tino take e āta whai ana awau i te ara o te reo Māori...

Because we cannot afford to lose this beautiful language...

Fascinated with Maori culture and the similarity with my own culture...

Te Reo Maori is an official language of Aotearoa and has never been valued as such...

To keep our language alive for future generations of NZers

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Because its apart of me and it's really important to acknowledge and hold fast to our Maori identity...

It will be good for them to know that lots of people across NZ are taking part...

Te Reo Māori is such a beautiful and welcoming language that everyone should have the opportunity to learn and immerse...

Because Māori are the true caretakers and governors of this land and we need to honour them and the treaty

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Te Reo Maori is apart of New Zealand and we need to do out part to keep it that way...

I am a maori and wish I could speak the language so I can teach my kids

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We are trying to embrace the beauty of the Māori language in our team and wish to deepen our awareness...

Te Reo Māori is a taonga, and Te Wiki o Te Reo Māori is the highlight of year at Waimakariri...

It's important to me and in memory of my tupuna that our reo continues to be spoken and thrives in...

Ko te Reo te poutawha e iri ai nga taonga a Kui ma, a Koro ma

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To normalise Te Reo me ona tikanga within the hospital...

I think we need to learn this beautiful language...

Keep the language alive...

We all live together in this beautiful country and we all have a responsibility to normalise the use of te...

Its important because i want the reo to carry on through numerous generations

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Doing our bit to keep the Reo alive...

to encourage people who dont know maori to learn maori

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Kia kaha te reo Māori!

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My teacher told me to do it...

I feel that since I have started here being 3 years ago, I am being approached of how to pronounce...

Because preserving and sharing the te reo language is paramount...

Celebrate this beautiful language

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I want to be apart of this because I want to spread the maori language because it is important to...

I have been to New Zealand a few times and everyone was really nice and friendly, I would love to...

te reo Maori is the language of our nation and I don't know it or speak it

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My daughter is Māori and it's so important that her culture and language are protected and used...

To be involved and remember the importance of the Reo as a community

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Its my identity, culture and who I am...

Learning Te Reo Māori as a Pakeha is much more than just new words and grammar structures, it’s a doorway...

Although I am Maori, I was not brought up with the Reo...

As a person of Maori descent, I'd like to do my part to ensure the language is celebrated and doesn't...

Kia Ora te reo!

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To honour my tipuna and give me the confidence to speak Te Reo Maori regularly...

Because I love my language and culture and want my family to enjoy the same feeing I do!

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To learn the knowledge and tikanga of our ancestors, and to one day teach our kids and next generation...

I do not want the Maori language to be lost...

The language and culture will never die and the sooner this is understood, the better for all involved...

Keeping Te reo Maori alive...

I would like to embrace Te Reo and feel proud to be able to belong fully...

Because it's the right thing to do...

Te Reo is the language of Aotearoa - it is a beautiful language...

Kia kaha te reo Māori!

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Learn our native tongue

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Te reo Māori is unique to New Zealand and part of our heritage...

Because we feel it is essential to learn and understand, and be able to communicate in one of NZ's official...

My whānau and whānau to come...

I would like to have some basic Te reo to also korero and understand my tamariki as my boy is...

I am ECE teacher and want to learn Te reo Māori for my commitment towards biculturism...

My tupuna and my future moko are my Y!...

Part of goals to achieve; have got it in me to speak te reo just need that extra push to...

Ko Taranaki toku iwi...

To keep the language alive for future generations...

Te Reo Maori is New Zealand's native language from many years back...

I am Maori and Cook Island Maori but have little knowledge and experience about the language and culture...

to be respectful of the country I live...

Currently on my journey of learning the reo...

On a journey to learn te reo:)...

I want to continue to grow as a New Zealander...

To speak in the native tongue of my koroua ...

I want to learn the basics ...

I have a lot of my personal friends that are Maori and i work for a Maori organisation...

Because I want to help preserve this beautiful language and culture...

cos it's time :-) nga mihinui tatou ...

Getting my native tongue back...

I am indigenous and I am enlarging my identity...

My why is the future of our Reo...

Te reo Māori is the language of my people...

As I want to make Te Reo Maori a bigger part of our Kura...

I wish I spoke every language!...

I am a mother and a Primary School teacher...

Kia tautokona te tino rangatiratanga o te iwi Māori e tēnei o ngā uri o te Pākehā...

Respect the language!...

I am a kaiako and a whānau form class teacher, 3 years in NZ...

Because, although Pākehā I am privileged to be learning to kōrero i te Reo Rangatira...

Te maumaharatanga a te hikoi a Whaea Whina wha tekau o nga tau kua hipa...

Connecting to the past and being able to pass that connection onto my future generations...

My why is the mere fact that our tupuna fought to save our culture after colonization...

I’m so proud and blessed to be a kiwi and I feel part of that is learning the language that...

I am Tangata Whenua and I love our Reo, it is beautiful, so I want to promote our beautiful language...

I am Tangata Whenua and I love our Reo, it is beautiful, so I want to promote our beautiful language...

cas I am a kiwi and it is the language of the land and it is important to save it...