• Beula - Wellington

    Posted by · September 17, 2020 1:03 PM

    Its important to know the language because I design website in New Zealand and it should benefit Te reo readers.

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  • Barnaby - Auckland

    Posted by · September 17, 2020 1:03 PM

    I'm a school teacher and am celebrating with my class.

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  • Awhina - Ōtepoti

    Posted by · September 17, 2020 1:03 PM

    Te reo Māori connects me to my tīpuna, I wish I had been taught te reo from them.

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  • Atlas - Auckland

    Posted by · September 17, 2020 1:03 PM

    To communicate with Maori people.

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  • Aria - Auckland

    Posted by · September 17, 2020 1:03 PM

    I would like to be part of keeping te reo Maori alive.

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  • Angie - Featherston

    Posted by · September 17, 2020 1:03 PM

    Kia kaha te reo Māori!

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  • Angelina - Melbourne

    Posted by · September 17, 2020 1:03 PM

    To learn te reo Maori for my mokopuna.

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  • Angela - Whakatane

    Posted by · September 17, 2020 1:03 PM

    I feel in myself that I am missing out.

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  • Andrea - Christchurch

    Posted by · September 17, 2020 1:03 PM

    Ko Te Reo Māori te reo tuturu o Aotearoa!

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  • Alwin - Hamilton

    Posted by · September 17, 2020 1:02 PM

    I want to be a part of this massive , beautiful, ancient culture, that is all about family, love and welcoming everyone.

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  • Ali - Gisborne

    Posted by · September 17, 2020 1:01 PM

    To celebrate and honour culture, language and diversity.

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  • Zania - Kirikiriroa

    Posted by · September 15, 2020 12:51 PM

    It is important because of my Māori Whakapapa and I know my ancestors who have lived and passed before me need me to be their voice, through consistent learning, speaking te reo as much as possible & teach our own tamariki te reo Māori.

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  • Yt - Hamilton

    Posted by · September 15, 2020 12:51 PM

    Kia kaha te reo Maaori.

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  • yo - Tamaki Makaurau

    Posted by · September 15, 2020 12:51 PM

    Kia tautoko te i kaupapa nei.

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  • wiyaphan - Thailand

    Posted by · September 15, 2020 12:51 PM

    to study.

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  • Whakarae - Turanganui A Kiwa

    Posted by · September 15, 2020 12:51 PM

    Te Reo Maori has had a big influence on the person I have become.

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  • Wayne - Paeroa

    Posted by · September 15, 2020 12:51 PM

    For me it is personal.

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  • Vivien - wanaka

    Posted by · September 15, 2020 12:51 PM

    because I want to learn and understand more te reo Maori and be part of making it used more in our everyday life by all of us in Aotearoa.

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  • Vicki - Wellington

    Posted by · September 15, 2020 12:51 PM

    We got involved because we are a group building a new way for our lives and want to have as much positive stuff as possible in it.

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  • Vicki - Raumati Beach

    Posted by · September 15, 2020 12:51 PM

    We, as a school, embrace te reo and Te Ao Māori.

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  • Vanessa - Whangarei

    Posted by · September 15, 2020 12:51 PM

    To acknowledge that Te Reo Māori is inportant.

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  • Ursula - Waikato

    Posted by · September 15, 2020 12:51 PM

    Maaori te whenua.

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  • Trevor - Whanganui

    Posted by · September 15, 2020 12:51 PM

    Kia kaha Te reo Maori.

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  • Tracy - Tauranga

    Posted by · September 15, 2020 12:51 PM

    I have also wanted to learn to converse in Maori.

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  • Timoti - Kaiapoi North Canterbury

    Posted by · September 15, 2020 12:51 PM

    to help deaf adults to do sign languages to communication each others in Te Reo Maori,.

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  • Tiare - Oxford

    Posted by · September 15, 2020 12:51 PM

    Because my language is beautiful and there is so much depth and meaning to our kupu.

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  • Theresa - Tauranga

    Posted by · September 15, 2020 12:51 PM

    To connect.

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  • Terrie - Christchurch

    Posted by · September 15, 2020 12:51 PM

    It's my birth right, although learning Te Reo has slipped away from me, I am ready to take the Journey to not only learn my language but understand the essence of living in a Māori world.

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  • TeAra - Havelock North

    Posted by · September 15, 2020 12:51 PM

    Te Reo is and should be Aotearoa's first and first official language, lets all be bilingual.

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  • Te Aomihia - Kaikoura

    Posted by · September 15, 2020 12:51 PM

    I navigate myself by continuing the work of my tupuna, I uphold their mana; And perhaps the sharing of the taonga that is Māoritanga might inspire modern-day Aotearoa to further immerse in Te Ao Māori.

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  • Te-Reo-Iriaka - Tāmaki Makaurau

    Posted by · September 15, 2020 12:51 PM

    E Arohaina ana te reo e au!

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  • taylor - Christchurch

    Posted by · September 15, 2020 12:51 PM

    because I can speak te Reo Maori .

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  • Tanya - Invercargill

    Posted by · September 15, 2020 12:51 PM

    As part of the whole a "New Zealander" I feel it is important to honour the Tangatewhenua of this country by connecting using New Zealand's first language.

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  • Taane - Auckland

    Posted by · September 15, 2020 12:51 PM

    He Māori ahau.

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  • Stephanie - Hamilton

    Posted by · September 15, 2020 12:51 PM

    Because learning about others enriches everyone.

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  • Sidney - Edmonton

    Posted by · September 15, 2020 12:51 PM

    My ancestors couldn’t speak Te Reo Māori , so I speak and continue to learn Māori for my ancestors who couldn’t 🤎.

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  • Sharon - New Plymouth

    Posted by · September 15, 2020 12:51 PM

    I have made the commitment to learn te reo Māori in an 18 month course at my work place.

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  • Shana - Sydney

    Posted by · September 15, 2020 12:51 PM

    Connecting to my roots, my whanau.

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  • Sayaka - Wellington

    Posted by · September 15, 2020 12:51 PM

    To know the local language is a courtesy.

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  • Sasha - Brisbane

    Posted by · September 15, 2020 12:50 PM

    For myself, my family & for my future tamariki to come.

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  • Sarah - Wellington

    Posted by · September 15, 2020 12:50 PM

    It's important to our programme to honour Māori and other Indigenous approaches to music and healing.

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  • Sarah - Manurewa

    Posted by · September 15, 2020 12:50 PM

    Learn my language.

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  • Sarah - Auckland

    Posted by · September 15, 2020 12:50 PM

    Te reo is a beautiful language!

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  • Santiago - Tauranga

    Posted by · September 15, 2020 12:50 PM

    To decolonise and pay homage!

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  • Sandra - Glen Eden

    Posted by · September 15, 2020 12:50 PM

    te reo Maori should be part of our daily life, it is our heritage.

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  • Sam - York

    Posted by · September 15, 2020 12:50 PM

    Growing up in Aotearoa I was always proud that te Reo was an official language, that was used in small ways by friends, whanau, and people around me.

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  • Sally - Palmerston North

    Posted by · September 15, 2020 12:50 PM

    So my kids learn to.

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  • Ryan - Seattle

    Posted by · September 15, 2020 12:50 PM

    Culture and language go hand in hand.

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  • Ruth - Christchurch

    Posted by · September 15, 2020 12:50 PM

    I just love Maori Culture, been brought up Maori family and friends I love it, makes me who I am today.

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  • Rosie - Auckland

    Posted by · September 15, 2020 12:50 PM

    I feel sad that Maori were forced to abandon their language.

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  • Rosie - Auckland

    Posted by · September 15, 2020 12:50 PM

    "Kōrero Māori i ngā wā katoa, i ngā wāhi katoa.

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  • Rose - Auckland

    Posted by · September 15, 2020 12:50 PM

    Our commitment to the Te Tiriti o Waitangi living in Aotearoa .

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  • Rickie-lee - Rotorua

    Posted by · September 15, 2020 12:50 PM

    kia korero māori te ao katoa.

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  • Reuben - London

    Posted by · September 15, 2020 12:50 PM

    Because I'm a New Zealander and I should know how to speak Maori .

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  • Renee - Perth, Western Australia

    Posted by · September 15, 2020 12:50 PM

    I have lived in Australia for 20 years but NZ is my home, my culture, my heritage.

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  • Red - Tamaki Makaurau

    Posted by · September 15, 2020 12:50 PM

    I am Maori and it’s important that people who live in our country have a better understanding of who I am as Maori.

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  • Rebecca - Perth Wa

    Posted by · September 15, 2020 12:50 PM

    I must learn to honour my mother, to not forget my country of birth and to be connected .

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  • Rangimaria

    Posted by · September 15, 2020 12:50 PM

    Tautoko I Te Kaupapa Kia kaha ake to tātou reo.

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  • Ramona - Marayong

    Posted by · September 15, 2020 12:50 PM

    I am maori and want to learn my Reo.

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  • Rachel - Christchurch

    Posted by · September 15, 2020 12:50 PM

    Māori is apart of my culture and it’s important to me, I would love to learn more .

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  • Rachael - Christchurch

    Posted by · September 15, 2020 12:50 PM

    To be respectful, to learn, to inquire, to observe and to hopefully, one day, know more!

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  • Phillipa - Hastings

    Posted by · September 15, 2020 12:50 PM

    It is important because it is one of the languages of Aotearoa and should be spoken in everyday life as greetings or simple sentences by everyone.

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  • Peter - Otautahi

    Posted by · September 15, 2020 12:50 PM

    Te reo is important to our identity as New Zealanders.

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  • Paige - Hawkes Bay

    Posted by · September 15, 2020 12:50 PM

    To keep our reo alive and spread our culture to those that maybe unaware of our whakapapa or their own connections.

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  • Nora - Rotorua

    Posted by · September 15, 2020 12:50 PM

    I am a Kaiako and a proud young maori Māmā.

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  • Nora - Auckland

    Posted by · September 15, 2020 12:50 PM

    It would be a great sadness to allow for Maori language to be forgotten, as its part of New Zealand's heritage and identity.

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  • Niki - Hamilton

    Posted by · September 15, 2020 12:50 PM

    I am on my personal journey learning Te reo Maori for my family and I.

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  • Niki - Christchurch

    Posted by · September 15, 2020 12:50 PM

    Its about normalising the use of our language and making it fun for those who have limited experience with it.

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  • Nicole - Wellington

    Posted by · September 15, 2020 12:50 PM

    I just want to learn Te Reo Maori!

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  • Nicolaas - Pakuranga

    Posted by · September 15, 2020 12:50 PM

    It's part of my own whakapapa.

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  • Nicola - Tauranga

    Posted by · September 15, 2020 12:50 PM

    I have just moved home to Aotearoa.

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  • Nellie - Melbourne

    Posted by · September 15, 2020 12:50 PM

    Inspire and motivate others who have had a bad experience learning previously.

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  • Naomi - Auckland

    Posted by · September 15, 2020 12:50 PM

    As a New Zealander it is important to value te reo Māori as a toanga.

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  • Nalini - Auckland

    Posted by · September 15, 2020 12:50 PM

    to acknowledge and support our New Zealand history and understand a new culture.

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  • Monique - Sydney

    Posted by · September 15, 2020 12:50 PM

    To honour my tupuna, especially my kuia, she was subjected to racism because she was Maori.

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  • Monique - London

    Posted by · September 15, 2020 12:50 PM

    To continue to learn, share and revitalise our taonga.

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  • Moera - Brisbane

    Posted by · September 15, 2020 12:50 PM

    Kia kaha Te reo Maori.

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  • Mikilani - Honolulu

    Posted by · September 15, 2020 12:50 PM

    Maori people and their language touched my life.

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  • Mikaela - Auckland

    Posted by · September 15, 2020 12:50 PM

    Because Te Reo Maori is a fun thing to learn.

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  • Mika - Wellington

    Posted by · September 15, 2020 12:50 PM

    I want to learn Māori because I think the Māori culture is very unique and that learning the language is a part of learning they’re culture .

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  • Mihi - Turangi

    Posted by · September 15, 2020 12:50 PM

    It is important to me to learn my native language.

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  • Melissa - Hamilton

    Posted by · September 15, 2020 12:50 PM

    Its important as a Kiwi to respect the Maori culture by learning Te Reo.

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  • Melissa - Ashburton

    Posted by · September 15, 2020 12:50 PM

  • Maria - Auckland

    Posted by · September 15, 2020 12:50 PM

    Because as a family for overseas we also believe that roots are important and showing respect and appreciation for your culture it’s the base of our learnings as a family , we are proud for having the chance to learn more about Maori culture .

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  • Margaret - Levin

    Posted by · September 15, 2020 12:50 PM

    I have retired recently and now have more time on my hands to learn.

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  • Maia - Dunedin

    Posted by · September 15, 2020 12:50 PM

    Our Maaori language is unique specifically to Aotearoa .

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  • Lynda - Auckland

    Posted by · September 15, 2020 12:50 PM

    To have a better understanding of the language and culture.

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  • Lynda-May - Christchurch

    Posted by · September 15, 2020 12:50 PM

    My why is my two children and my partner (soon to be husband).

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  • Lydia - Banks Peninsula

    Posted by · September 15, 2020 12:50 PM

    I love Maori language.

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  • Luxmanan - Dunedin

    Posted by · September 15, 2020 12:50 PM

    It's important as new zealanders to learn about New Zealand culture and heritage.

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  • Lorenza - Basel Swizerland

    Posted by · September 15, 2020 12:49 PM

    Maori is part of the world's language diversity and part of the human heritage of all of us.

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  • Lois - Arrowtown

    Posted by · September 15, 2020 12:49 PM

    Being a kiwi.

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  • Liz - Whanganui-a-Tara

    Posted by · September 15, 2020 12:49 PM

    “Because it’s fun” says my eight-year-old tamahine :) And I say also because it’s just, right, beautiful, enlightening and powerful to kōrero in the first language of our whenua.

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  • Liz - Lower Hutt

    Posted by · September 15, 2020 12:49 PM

    learning te reo Māori is important to me because it is the reo of my tupuna and our whenua Aotearoa/NZ.

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  • Leslie

    Posted by · September 15, 2020 12:49 PM

    Tangata whenua.

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  • Lena - Auckland

    Posted by · September 15, 2020 12:49 PM

    I want to learn more about Maori people and improve my Maori language.

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  • Leishia - Lower Hutt

    Posted by · September 15, 2020 12:49 PM

    Whoops I meant to sign up earlier.

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  • Leilani - Wellington

    Posted by · September 15, 2020 12:49 PM

    Because Te Reo Maori is not spoken anywhere else in the world.

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  • Leah - Lowehutt

    Posted by · September 15, 2020 12:49 PM

    As a Maori wahine I think it is very important , it's apart of who I am.

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  • Laura - Tamaki Makaurau

    Posted by · September 15, 2020 12:49 PM

    Te Reo Maori is an official language of NZ, it's our culture and history.

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