Leigh | Kerikeri

Leigh Rockell | May 2021

I wanted to learn Te Reo and Tikanga Māori so I can understand more about Māoti and pay my respect to the founders of Aotearoa and the first language of the country I was born in.
I wanted to learn Te Reo and Tikanga Māori so I can understand more about Māoti and pay my respect to the founders of Aotearoa and the first language of the country I was born in. The more I learn, the more I want to know. I wish I hadn't taken 50 years to get here but realise I was fortunate to have Te Reo Māori at primary school and to intermediate level in the 70's and early 80's. "Mehemea ka moemoeā ahau, ko ahau anake. Mehemea ka moemoeā tatou, ka taea e tatou." "If I dream, I dream alone. If we all dream together, we can succeed". (Te Puea Hêrangi)