Jim - Dunedin

Ko Ngāti Pākehā te iwi.
Ko Ngāti Pākehā te iwi. He kaiako ahau. He tauira o te Reo Māori hoki. Tēnā tātou katoa. As a tertiary teacher I am really pleased to be finally beginning my studies of Te Reo this year. The other day I gave a partial version of my pepeha during a session in which we all introduce ourselves and was really happy when a Māori student said that she hadn't intended to use her own pepepa but she appreciated mine and did give her own (as did another Māori student in the group). I am so pleased that my small effort made it more comfortable for these students to share this important part of their identity (and me my own as well).