I am a wahine Māori, who grew up without knowing how to speak Te Reo Māori.
I am a wahine Māori, who grew up without knowing how to speak Te Reo Māori. I decided last year to make a committment to learn at te Awanuiarangi, Whakatane in the Te Pōkaitahi Reo program. Level 1-6. I left my hometown of Taumarunui and moved into a home in Ruatoki, Whakatane. I have since become involved with eight whanau helping each other grow our maara kai. I am devoted to this journey, I am 60 years old and am very happy in my time of life right now because of my decision.