• Jovarn - Whangarei

    Posted by · September 10, 2020 4:13 PM

    Keen to learn and want to be able to speak .

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  • Cornelia - Upper Moutere

    Posted by · September 10, 2020 4:13 PM

    NZ is bicultural.

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  • Wan Md Zahuri - Masterton

    Posted by · September 10, 2020 4:13 PM

    Proud of te reo Māori.

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  • Richard - Auckland

    Posted by · September 10, 2020 4:13 PM

    Maori Signs Concepts resources for books, video, posters and sign language.

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  • Lynley - Tauranga

    Posted by · September 10, 2020 4:13 PM

    I learning more about my Maori heritage, and it something I feel passionately about.

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  • Sheree - Wellington

    Posted by · September 10, 2020 4:13 PM

    The idea of a māori speaking Aotearoa is what drives me to not only learn Te Reo but to encourage others to as well!

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  • Lynette - Matamata

    Posted by · September 10, 2020 4:13 PM

    My tupuna were Maori, French and English.

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  • Mahurangi - Warkworth, Auckland

    Posted by · September 10, 2020 4:13 PM

    We believe that it is important to keep the Maori language alive by using it daily at what ever level Kaiako are comfortable with.

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  • Kerri - Wellington

    Posted by · September 10, 2020 4:13 PM

    Every NZer should be bilingual!

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  • Erena - Masterton

    Posted by · September 10, 2020 4:13 PM

    I need to be a more confident and competent speaker of Te Reo Maori.

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  • Erena - Masterton

    Posted by · September 10, 2020 4:13 PM

    I need to be a more confident and competent speaker of Te Reo Maori.

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  • Lorraine - Palmerston North

    Posted by · September 10, 2020 4:13 PM

    Committed as kaiako/teachers to continue our learning and extend our own knowledge in order for our tamariki to grow and learn with us!

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  • Dene - Nelson

    Posted by · September 10, 2020 4:13 PM

    My why.

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  • Barbara - Wellington

    Posted by · September 10, 2020 4:13 PM

    Whakanau ia I Te reo.

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  • Leah - Hamilton

    Posted by · September 10, 2020 4:13 PM

    He wero, he hiahia nōku 'kia Māori te motu nei'.

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  • Tanya - whangarei

    Posted by · September 10, 2020 4:12 PM

    Ko te reo mauri o te mana mauri, ko toku reo toku ohooho ko toku reo taku mana motuhake.

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  • Cade - Christchurch

    Posted by · September 10, 2020 4:12 PM

    Because the future generation have the right to be taught a language that is native to the country they live in.

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  • Di - Kerikeri

    Posted by · September 10, 2020 4:12 PM

    I’m loving learning te reo, the history and stories, the tikanga, the principles and values underlying everything in Te Ao Maori and the understanding of the oneness of creation including humanity.

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  • Justin - Christchurch

    Posted by · September 10, 2020 4:12 PM

    I want to learn to speak this beautiful language.

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  • Gina - Paraparaumu

    Posted by · September 10, 2020 4:12 PM

    My grandfather was a native speaker but did not raise my mother or her siblings in te reo, like many of her generation.

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  • John - Tamaki Makaurau

    Posted by · September 10, 2020 4:12 PM

    I am a founding exec member of Te Reo Māori Soc VUW In 1970.

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  • Pania - Auckland

    Posted by · September 10, 2020 4:12 PM

    I have been on a stop start journey of learning/speaking Te Reo Māori for many years.

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  • Rebecca - auckland

    Posted by · September 10, 2020 4:12 PM

    He ataahua te reo māori.

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  • Molly - Manukau

    Posted by · September 10, 2020 4:12 PM

    Kia kitea, kia mahia kia maia ngā tamariki ki te korero, ki te whakaro Māori.

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  • Raina - Porangahau

    Posted by · September 10, 2020 4:12 PM

    Our reo is OURS if we don't own it who will? Others will.

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  • Teresa - Rotorua

    Posted by · September 10, 2020 4:12 PM

    my class would enjoy celebrating te reo wiki this way.

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  • Merle - Lower Hutt

    Posted by · September 10, 2020 4:12 PM

    Mahi ki te kohanga reo.

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  • Marsha - Auckland

    Posted by · September 10, 2020 4:12 PM

    My why is my daughter Ruby.

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  • Andria - Auckland

    Posted by · September 10, 2020 4:12 PM

    Nā te mea, ko te reo Māori tō tātou reo rangatira, te reo tūturu me te reo tuatahi o Aotearoa.

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  • Joe - Dunedin

    Posted by · September 10, 2020 4:12 PM

    nā te mea ko te reo tuatahi o tō tātou whenua he tino reo rangatira.

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  • Rise UP Academy - Auckland

    Posted by · September 10, 2020 4:12 PM

    Rise UP Academy wants to be part of the celebrations of Te Wiki o te Reo Maori 2020, to honour, and acknowledge it's significance in our akonga at Rise UP Academy.

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  • Juliet - Auckland

    Posted by · September 10, 2020 4:12 PM

    I am committed to improving my te reo, the first language of our land.

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  • Nicolette - Christchurch

    Posted by · September 10, 2020 4:12 PM

    At primary school, I loved learning the action songs!

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  • Jacinta - Christchurch

    Posted by · September 10, 2020 4:12 PM

    Passionate about Matauranga and whānau partnerships .

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  • Burns Whānau - Westland

    Posted by · September 10, 2020 4:12 PM

    timely in all ways .

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  • Tejo - Auckland

    Posted by · September 10, 2020 4:12 PM

    Ka pai tenei kaupapa.

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  • RaeRae - Far north

    Posted by · September 10, 2020 4:12 PM

    Kore au e hiahia ki te ngaro aku reo.

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  • Haruru - Tamaki Makaurau

    Posted by · September 10, 2020 4:12 PM

    It is a language that we need to cherish.

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  • Char - Lower Hutt

    Posted by · September 10, 2020 4:12 PM

    I shared the link with email to my classmates of Hauora Tangata Foundations of Māori Health.

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  • Janie - Maketu

    Posted by · September 10, 2020 4:12 PM

    Because I am pakeha and work in a pakeha organisation.

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  • Robyn - Paihia

    Posted by · September 10, 2020 4:12 PM

    I have been doing Te Ataarangi and as an European kiwi love the Maori culture .

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  • Marie - Hastings

    Posted by · September 10, 2020 4:12 PM

    For my children (could only access one photo on my hard drive) but I want to be a better role model for them in learning the reo.

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  • Suzanne - Wellington

    Posted by · September 10, 2020 4:12 PM

    Maori language is an integral part of New Zealand society.

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  • shayne - Putaruru

    Posted by · September 10, 2020 4:12 PM

    What drives me to take part is the fact they say our language is dying, and I don't ever want that to happen.

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  • Kiri - Wellington

    Posted by · September 10, 2020 4:11 PM

    There are many reasons including I’ve been bought up with te reo and tikanga, I teach te reo and tikanga at a mainstream secondary school, and I have a 7 week year old boy who will grow up knowing his identity.

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  • Michelle - Dunedin

    Posted by · September 10, 2020 4:11 PM

    Whānau .

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  • Anna - Levin

    Posted by · September 10, 2020 4:11 PM

    My grandfather was maori and spoke fluent Te reo he was the only member of our family that spoke Te reo fluently.

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  • Verity - Auckland

    Posted by · September 10, 2020 4:11 PM

    Kia kaha Te Reo Māori!

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  • Shane - Kirikiriroa/Hamilton

    Posted by · September 10, 2020 4:11 PM

    We are a tikanga based programme and i love to learn more .

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  • mo - Auckland

    Posted by · September 10, 2020 4:11 PM

    I am learning Te Reo alongside the students - love it!

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  • Marina - Ngāmotu

    Posted by · September 10, 2020 4:11 PM

    It’s a opportunity to be more conscious of speaking and listening to te reo by making a Day of it (I need to do it more but it’s good to have a reason!

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  • Maureen - Wellington

    Posted by · September 10, 2020 4:11 PM

    Te reo Māori is similar to my mother tongue, Māori Kūki ‘Āirani.

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  • Sonia - Rotorua

    Posted by · September 10, 2020 4:11 PM

    My why - āku Tamariki.

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  • Renee - Auckland

    Posted by · September 10, 2020 4:11 PM

    Because it’s cool to kōrero!

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  • Pacific Advance Secondary School - Otahuhu

    Posted by · September 10, 2020 4:11 PM

    This is our first year in learning Te Reo and we want to take it next level!

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  • Helen Herena - Tokomaru Bay

    Posted by · September 10, 2020 4:11 PM

    Kia pakari tōku nei reo - kia whakaora anō te reo kei rō whare.

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  • Sue - Auckland

    Posted by · September 10, 2020 4:11 PM

    It's a key part of our nz culture and history and as a teacher I need to lead our next generation as best I can by using it and getting children interested and involved.

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  • Amanda - Auckland

    Posted by · September 10, 2020 4:11 PM

    I think it’s important to keep our culture alive and nourished.

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  • Kylie - Tauranga

    Posted by · September 10, 2020 4:11 PM

    To keep our language alive.

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  • Rachel - Online

    Posted by · September 10, 2020 4:11 PM

    There is a huge need in our schools to provide opportunities to learn te reo Māori.

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  • Christine - Carterton

    Posted by · September 10, 2020 4:11 PM

    I am a recent immigrant to NZ from the US.

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  • Sujatha - Auckland

    Posted by · September 10, 2020 4:11 PM

    As a New Zealander,I am very proud of te reo Maaori,and I want to learn it.

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  • rob - lower hutt

    Posted by · September 10, 2020 4:11 PM

    I am currently a Tauira with Te Wanaga o Aotearoa so am encouraged to use Te Reo in all my situations.

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  • Rhys - Melbourne

    Posted by · September 10, 2020 4:11 PM

    I live in Australia.

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  • Joseph - Tauranga

    Posted by · September 10, 2020 4:11 PM

    I get too whakamā at work, in class and even greeting people on my morning walks.

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  • Cindy - Carterton

    Posted by · September 10, 2020 4:11 PM

    I have a natural attraction to tangata whenua and their ways of being.

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  • Sarah - Bournemouth

    Posted by · September 10, 2020 4:10 PM

    Being an aspiring student in languages documentation, and with my partner being an essential worker in application to transfer to Aotearoa, I began researching the inspiring background of te reo Maori.

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  • Naoe - Auckland

    Posted by · September 10, 2020 4:10 PM

    We should know who we are, what New Zealand is made of.

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  • Rose - waimamaku

    Posted by · September 10, 2020 4:10 PM

    I want to see Maori language rise and thrive in Aotearoa!

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  • Vicki - Levin

    Posted by · September 10, 2020 4:10 PM

    Whanau, whanau whanau ma Te katoa .

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  • Kataraina - Auckland

    Posted by · September 10, 2020 4:10 PM

    I am maori and I want to learn te reo.

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  • liz - New Plymouth

    Posted by · September 10, 2020 4:10 PM

    Because language is one of the cornerstones of culture - because learning languages gives your mind another set of images to create pictures with - because sharing a language gives its' speakers a sense of, and a way to share Manaakitanga.

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  • Lee-Ann - Auckland

    Posted by · September 10, 2020 4:07 PM

    He aha ai? Nā te tino hiakai o āku ākonga ki te ako i te reo me ōna tikanga te take.

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  • Krystel - Nelson

    Posted by · September 10, 2020 4:07 PM

    I'm taking part because Te reo Maori is a beautiful language that is unique and special to Aotearoa, and I think new immigrants should learn some korero as well as all nz citizens.

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  • Becky

    Posted by · September 09, 2020 4:57 PM

    Te ao Māori gives New Zealand its unique character.

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  • Kirsty - TamakiMakaurau

    Posted by · September 09, 2020 4:57 PM

    I want to understand more of what I hear, and pass on to my mokopuna.

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  • Alana - Nelson

    Posted by · September 09, 2020 4:53 PM

    I’d like to learn more so I can speak the language of my ancestors.

  • Rachel - wellington

    Posted by · September 09, 2020 4:52 PM

    Te Puna Māturanga o Aotearoa strong believes in the value of Te Reo Māori.

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  • Annabel - Auckland

    Posted by · September 09, 2020 4:51 PM

    As an immigrant to New Zealand it's important to me to embrace everything this beautiful country offers me and my family.

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  • Deearna - Canterbury

    Posted by · September 09, 2020 4:51 PM

    Because it is our language and want to learn more to teach my son.

  • Cruzz - Auckland

    Posted by · September 09, 2020 4:50 PM

    It is important to carry on our mother language & culture.

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  • Sonny - Ōpōtiki

    Posted by · September 09, 2020 4:49 PM

    "Ko wai au?" If I know who I am, I know where I'm going.

  • Jude - Napier

    Posted by · September 09, 2020 4:49 PM

    I am an early childhood teacher and work alongside others to support keeping culture alive and visible for our tamariki.

  • Leanne - Auckland

    Posted by · September 09, 2020 4:48 PM

    Opportunities for my tamariki.

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  • Eleonora - Wellington

    Posted by · September 09, 2020 4:04 PM

    I believe learning te reo brings us back to the 'source' of the NZ spirit.

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  • Nick - Tauranga

    Posted by · September 09, 2020 4:03 PM

    Ko te reo me ngā tikanga Māori ki te Mana Whenua ki te whatamanawa.

  • Jason - Palmerston North

    Posted by · September 09, 2020 4:02 PM

    I think as a New Zealander it is important we ensure we keep our heritages alive.

  • Tanima - Turangi

    Posted by · September 09, 2020 4:01 PM

    Because I want to be the change I want to see.

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  • Marisa - Wellington

    Posted by · September 09, 2020 4:01 PM

    Honour the Treaty - I enjoy using te reo.

  • Junior - Invercargill

    Posted by · September 09, 2020 4:00 PM

    My 'why' is my tamariki.

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  • Doreen - Tokoroa

    Posted by · September 09, 2020 3:59 PM

    I believe in the importance of keeping te reo Maori alive and growing.

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  • Molly - Christchurch

    Posted by · September 09, 2020 3:58 PM

    As a teacher, it is important to ensure that reo and tikanga Māori are engrained in our everyday practices.

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  • Honey - Hamilton

    Posted by · September 09, 2020 3:57 PM

    To support the growth of Te Reo maaori in Aotearoa and around the world.

  • Melissa - Hamilton

    Posted by · September 09, 2020 3:56 PM

    I believe parts of NZ Aotearoa are racist and without visible action and normalisation of the use of Te Reo nothing will change.

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  • Emily - Wellington

    Posted by · September 09, 2020 3:56 PM

    Because te reo māori is one of our official languages and it is special to Aotearoa New Zealand.

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  • Robyn - New Plymouth

    Posted by · September 09, 2020 3:55 PM

    What reo I did have I have lost through lack of use.

  • Susan - Tauranga

    Posted by · September 09, 2020 3:55 PM

    Learning is growth sharing and understanding are essential to maintain and develop communities. 

  • Geoff - Auckland

    Posted by · September 09, 2020 3:54 PM

    It's a beautiful language, and down in the Southern Pacific, it's ours. So let's use it.

  • Katrina - Kawerau

    Posted by · September 09, 2020 3:53 PM

    If more people do not learn it and retain it, then it will be lost.

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  • Alison - Palmerston North

    Posted by · September 09, 2020 3:51 PM

    I'm proud that a core part of what makes Aotearoa unique is reo.

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