I am learning te reo Māori because te reo is a taonga.I am learning te reo Māori because te reo is a taonga. I am a Wahine Pakeha with a Ngai Tahu husband, tamariki and mokopuna. I am also a kaiako. I am determined to become a fluent speaker to nurture and uplift our beautiful language. I believe we have a responsibility to uphold the language and to make sure it is the sound, meaning and everyday experience of living in Aotearoa. Kia kaha tātou Ki te kōrero Māori!