• waimaria - Moerewa

    Posted by · September 14, 2020 7:36 PM

    I love hearing people speak te reo and always shy away from learning it myself.

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  • Wagner - Rio de Janeiro

    Posted by · September 14, 2020 7:36 PM

    I think ancient languages and tūpuna have so much to tell and teach as humans, no matter what part of Earth we were born and live.

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  • Vivienne - Auckland

    Posted by · September 14, 2020 7:36 PM

    My mum and her whānau were punished at school for speaking Te Reo which was brutal considering that was all they knew.

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  • Vivien - Dresden

    Posted by · September 14, 2020 7:36 PM

    Because it's important to keep traditional languages alive and I'd like to encourage younger people to learn Maori.

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  • vita - northcote

    Posted by · September 14, 2020 7:36 PM

    kause.

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  • Vishal - Te Whanganui-a-tara

    Posted by · September 14, 2020 7:36 PM

    Te reo should be used everywhere.

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  • Virginia - Te Atatu Sth

    Posted by · September 14, 2020 7:36 PM

    It's an important part of being a New Zealander.

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  • Viki - Auckland

    Posted by · September 14, 2020 7:36 PM

    It's important for me to take part because I live in NZ where Maori is an official language.

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  • Victoria - Wellington

    Posted by · September 14, 2020 7:36 PM

    As a Maori in Aotearoa/NZ this is an important part of everyday life .

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  • Victoria - Tauranga

    Posted by · September 14, 2020 7:36 PM

    I think the Maori language is beautiful and I think it's important that all children learn the basics at school, which I did and find very valuable and still remember even though I'm in my 40's!

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  • Victoria - Christchurch

    Posted by · September 14, 2020 7:36 PM

    To connect with the people, land and language of Aotearoas ancestors.

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  • Vesi - Upper Hutt

    Posted by · September 14, 2020 7:36 PM

    I respect Maori people as tangata whenua of this land and the language as their identity and taonga just l.

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  • Verbinia - Palmerston North

    Posted by · September 14, 2020 7:36 PM

    I would love to speak te reo.

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  • Vanessa - Martinborough

    Posted by · September 14, 2020 7:36 PM

    Because I am Māori and I work in the Māori freshwater space.

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  • Vanessa - Auckland

    Posted by · September 14, 2020 7:36 PM

    Having pride in one of our official languages of Aoteoroa.

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  • Valerio - Auckland

    Posted by · September 14, 2020 7:36 PM

    Recognising that the Maori language is the language and culture of the Country I live in.

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  • Val - Hamilton

    Posted by · September 14, 2020 7:36 PM

    The Reo is a part of who I am, it is our history, it is the first language for our nation.

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  • Ute - Papamoa

    Posted by · September 14, 2020 7:36 PM

    I want to learn more te reo and really like this idea.

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  • Ursula - Kaitaia

    Posted by · September 14, 2020 7:36 PM

    Because we need to enhance Te Reo Maori more in our country.

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  • Uenukuterangihoka - Whakatāne

    Posted by · September 14, 2020 7:36 PM

    Sir James Henare- the language is the core of our Māori culture and mana.

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  • Tyler - Dunedin

    Posted by · September 14, 2020 7:36 PM

    I am taking part because I want to make a change.

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  • Turuhira - Whanganui

    Posted by · September 14, 2020 7:36 PM

    Hei whakanuia i tōku reo, i tōku tuakiri .

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  • Tupu - Auckland

    Posted by · September 14, 2020 7:36 PM

    WE want to encourage our tamariki to learn maori and be part of a movement.

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  • Tui - Hamilton

    Posted by · September 14, 2020 7:36 PM

    Because I was not brought up with the reo and am a grandmother,great grandmother and no longer want to feel whakama for not knowing or understanding when my mokopuna speak .

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  • Trudy - Lower Hutt

    Posted by · September 14, 2020 7:36 PM

    The best way to preserve our beautiful indigenous languages is to learn it and use it, every day.

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  • Trudy - Christchurch

    Posted by · September 14, 2020 7:36 PM

    To be apart of the kaupapa to celebrate our language .

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  • Trudy

    Posted by · September 14, 2020 7:36 PM

    Ki Te Ako tonu i Te reo maori.

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  • Tristan - Mount Maunganui

    Posted by · September 14, 2020 7:36 PM

    It's an important part of calling Aotearoa home and, as a Pakeha, it helps me to connect to, respect and appreciate Maori and their culture.

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  • Trisha - dunedin

    Posted by · September 14, 2020 7:36 PM

    To help them celebrate maori.

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  • Trish - Wellington

    Posted by · September 14, 2020 7:36 PM

    I've recently started to learn te reo and have only just realised how much this means to my sense of being a New Zealander.

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  • trish - hastings

    Posted by · September 14, 2020 7:36 PM

    it is important to me to take part as i am of Maori decent and I have a passion for all tikanga and Kawa i roro i te ao Maori.

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  • Trish - Gisborne

    Posted by · September 14, 2020 7:36 PM

    Te Reo Maori is a taonga and a beautiful gift to be honoured.

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  • Trevor - Ngāmotu

    Posted by · September 14, 2020 7:36 PM

    Me akona i te reo Māori i roto i Aotearoa!

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  • Trcia - Wellington

    Posted by · September 14, 2020 7:36 PM

    To actively participate in being a New Zealander .

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  • Travis - Ōtaki

    Posted by · September 14, 2020 7:36 PM

    Just keen to learn.

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  • Tracy - Tauranga

    Posted by · September 14, 2020 7:36 PM

    Because I am Maori and we need to celebrate that every day not just one week of the year :).

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  • Tracy - perth. Australia

    Posted by · September 14, 2020 7:36 PM

    To pass on my knowlegde to my son make sure hes grows up with the same guildlines and respect for his culture.

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  • Tracey - Tauranga

    Posted by · September 14, 2020 7:36 PM

    I've very proud to be a New Zealander and learning about Māori culture (of which te reo is key) is an important part of understanding what it is to be a New Zealander.

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  • Tracey - Ngaruawahia

    Posted by · September 14, 2020 7:36 PM

    This is important as it is part of.

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  • Tracee - Christchurch

    Posted by · September 14, 2020 7:36 PM

    Because as a Maori.

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  • TOTally Kids Early Childhood Centre - Auckland

    Posted by · September 14, 2020 7:36 PM

    We are in partnership with Te tiriti O Waitangi , it is important for it to be a art of our curriculum and show our Maori students who they are is important, their language is important.

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  • Tosca - Whanganui-a-Tara

    Posted by · September 14, 2020 7:36 PM

    To whakanui the reo.

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  • Tori - Taamaki Makaurau

    Posted by · September 14, 2020 7:36 PM

    Doing my part to ensure our Ao survives for our mokopuna.

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  • Tony - Maketu

    Posted by · September 14, 2020 7:35 PM

    I have the time now to learn.

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  • Toni - Wellington

    Posted by · September 14, 2020 7:35 PM

    Kia whakanuia te Reo Māori!

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  • Toni - Waikanae

    Posted by · September 14, 2020 7:35 PM

    I am maori women working in a cultural whanau worker role.

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  • Toni - Waiheke Island

    Posted by · September 14, 2020 7:35 PM

    I believe that learning te reo Māori is the most important way that pākehā and other ethnicities can build deep understanding and respect for te ao Māori and address institutional and casual racism.

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  • Toni - Auckland

    Posted by · September 14, 2020 7:35 PM

    Kia kaha te reo!

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  • Tom - Morrinsville

    Posted by · September 14, 2020 7:35 PM

    So that I can learn the National language of New Zealand.

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  • Tokowha - Manukau

    Posted by · September 14, 2020 7:35 PM

    Ki te pupuritia tonu tenei taonga o taatou.

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  • Toby - Hamilton

    Posted by · September 14, 2020 7:35 PM

    So I can help show my children that it can be easy to use some Reo in everyday life.

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  • Tirita

    Posted by · September 14, 2020 7:35 PM

    Our whanau list our identity.

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  • Tinaka - Napier

    Posted by · September 14, 2020 7:35 PM

    Efforts to keep Te Reo growing.

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  • Tina - Hamilton

    Posted by · September 14, 2020 7:35 PM

    Have a basic grasp of the language.

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  • Tina - Christchurch

    Posted by · September 14, 2020 7:35 PM

    I would like to see te reo Maori be more widely accepted and used in NZ - as our national language I feel it is important for it to be recognised.

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  • Tina - Auckland

    Posted by · September 14, 2020 7:35 PM

    Have been waiting for this to come since the mid 1980s when I first learned te reo.

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  • Tim - Te Whanganui a Tara

    Posted by · September 14, 2020 7:35 PM

    New Zealand is a unique place with a unique culture.

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  • Tim - Te Papa-i-Oea

    Posted by · September 14, 2020 7:35 PM

    I want to show respect to our founding culture and the best way I can do that is learn more Te Reo.

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  • Tim - Hamilton

    Posted by · September 14, 2020 7:35 PM

    I'd love for Te Reo to become more of a staple of NZ's everyday dialect.

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  • Tim - Auckland

    Posted by · September 14, 2020 7:35 PM

    Te Reo Māori is a national taonga, and I want to actively participate in the celebration of te reo Māori.

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  • Tilomai - Wellington

    Posted by · September 14, 2020 7:35 PM

    I've always wanted to speak Te Reo fluently.

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  • Tiere - Auckland

    Posted by · September 14, 2020 7:35 PM

    Te Ao Maori is woven into the cultural fabric of who we are and everything we do.

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  • Tianna - Auckland

    Posted by · September 14, 2020 7:35 PM

    To keep Te Reo Māori alive & to appreciate the culture indigenous to this land.

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  • Tia - Hamilton

    Posted by · September 14, 2020 7:35 PM

    To learn more about my whakapapa.

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  • Thomas - Otaki

    Posted by · September 14, 2020 7:35 PM

    Te Ao Māori is beautiful and as a Pākehā we have done a lot of damage to it.

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  • Theresa - Auckland

    Posted by · September 14, 2020 7:35 PM

    I am a Niuean born in Aotearoa and I feel so connected to the people, to the land, the love and the waiatas, the language of the Maori.

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  • Theo - Rolleston

    Posted by · September 14, 2020 7:35 PM

    Because my teacher made me, i mean told me this was happening.

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  • Tessa - Blenheim

    Posted by · September 14, 2020 7:35 PM

    When you learn a language, you also learn about the culture of that language—it's important to preserve our te reo Māori and culture, because it's what makes New Zealand the way it is.

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  • Tess - Christchurch

    Posted by · September 14, 2020 7:35 PM

    Because te reo Māori is a living language and we need to be using it as much as possible, especially in educational settings.

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  • Terrence - Whakatāne

    Posted by · September 14, 2020 7:35 PM

    Awhi tamariki .

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  • Teringamau Angel - Tauranga

    Posted by · September 14, 2020 7:35 PM

    No te mea ka whai mokopuna ahau.

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  • Teresa - Ashhurst

    Posted by · September 14, 2020 7:35 PM

    We love using Maori in our daily language and learning about Papatunuku.

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  • Terence - Auckland

    Posted by · September 14, 2020 7:35 PM

    to help build our movement for Reo inclusion for our entire society.

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  • Terangianiwaniwa - Hawkes Bay

    Posted by · September 14, 2020 7:35 PM

    Because I had no choice.

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  • Teone - Hastings

    Posted by · September 14, 2020 7:35 PM

    To nurture our reo so that it may flourish for many generations to come.

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  • Teneti

    Posted by · September 14, 2020 7:35 PM

    Te Reo is our national language and I need to learn more .

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  • Teina - Auckland

    Posted by · September 14, 2020 7:35 PM

    Always keen to Tautoko Kaupapa Maori, Tu Maori Mai 👀.

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  • Ted - Hamilton

    Posted by · September 14, 2020 7:35 PM

    #Samestorydifferentva'a.

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  • Te Runui - Tokoroa

    Posted by · September 14, 2020 7:35 PM

    BECAUSE.

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  • Te Rauhui - Patea

    Posted by · September 14, 2020 7:35 PM

    Soak in all the knowledge .

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  • Te Rangimarie - Taumarunui

    Posted by · September 14, 2020 7:35 PM

    It's who I am, a King Country born and breed, Tapu Toa Wahine!

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  • Te Rangi - Kaikohe

    Posted by · September 14, 2020 7:35 PM

    Te reo is our language & we should all learn it.

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  • Te Puni - Wellington

    Posted by · September 14, 2020 7:35 PM

    Te Puni Kōkiri is a proud partner in the Maihi Karauna.

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  • Te Mahara - Wellington

    Posted by · September 14, 2020 7:35 PM

    because we owe it to our ancestors and to our future generations to learn!

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  • Te Kowhai - Hamilton

    Posted by · September 14, 2020 7:35 PM

    Ko te reo te mauri o te Mana Māori.

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  • Te Kanawa - Ōtorohanga

    Posted by · September 14, 2020 7:35 PM

    We would like to learn everday Te Reo words that we can use at the workshop.

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  • Te Kōrari - Tāmaki Makaurau

    Posted by · September 14, 2020 7:35 PM

    To learn, teach and pass on Te Reo Māori to everyone in Aotearoa and beyond.

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  • Te Ata - Hamilton

    Posted by · September 14, 2020 7:35 PM

    My children.

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  • Te Aroa - Te Kuiti

    Posted by · September 14, 2020 7:35 PM

    Kia haapai i te oranga tonutanga o too taatou reo.

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  • Te Aniwa - Auckland

    Posted by · September 14, 2020 7:35 PM

    The language will be lost if we wait too long andmy mokos will need it, more than I do, I have the memories.

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  • Taylah - Papamoa

    Posted by · September 14, 2020 7:35 PM

    Na taku aroha ki tōku reo te take!

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  • Tayla - Melbourne

    Posted by · September 14, 2020 7:35 PM

    I want to discover my sense of identity, and feel closer to my ancestry, my whanau.

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  • Tawhai - Wellington

    Posted by · September 14, 2020 7:34 PM

    Te reo Māori is a national language of Aotearoa and every person in this country should be able to speak reo Māori as fluently as English.

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  • Tanya - Wellington

    Posted by · September 14, 2020 7:34 PM

    It's important for me to take part and actively engage and promote the use of reo Māori in the workplace to honour one of NZ's national languages.

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  • Tanya - Christchurch

    Posted by · September 14, 2020 7:34 PM

    To celebrate and experience joy through using one of our national languages, a language that is connected to our people, land, and who we are as a nation.

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  • Tanya - Auckland

    Posted by · September 14, 2020 7:34 PM

    I learn te reo Māori as it was the first human language of our whenua.

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  • Tania - Maeroa

    Posted by · September 14, 2020 7:34 PM

    Mai mai te reo ketekete i te whenua, te reo au i ngā pūkerekere hau, te reo kaha i te Moana nui a Kiwa.

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  • Tangiwai - Tokoroa

    Posted by · September 14, 2020 7:34 PM

    Nōku te reo, nō ōku tūpuna ki au, ki aku tamariki.

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  • Tamsin - Auckland

    Posted by · September 14, 2020 7:34 PM

    Because I care about our nation and our culture.

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  • Tamia - Wellington

    Posted by · September 14, 2020 7:34 PM

    Because it’s my kaupapa.

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