• Tamer - Auckland

    Posted by · September 14, 2020 7:34 PM

    Get acquainted with the Maori culture.

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  • Tamati - Bay Of Islands

    Posted by · September 14, 2020 7:34 PM

    Because I am Maori, to embrace out tupuna matauranga, & weave into our lifes in 2020.

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  • Tama - Wellington

    Posted by · September 14, 2020 7:34 PM

    E hiahia ana au ki te tautoko tēnei kaupapa hei tohu ki te ao whānui o te whakahirahiratanga o tō tātau reo rangatira.

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  • Tama - Kaitaia,northland

    Posted by · September 14, 2020 7:34 PM

    to just have fun.

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  • Talie - Hamilton

    Posted by · September 14, 2020 7:34 PM

    Because I want to learn more about my maori history and learn more reo.

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  • Talia - Auckland

    Posted by · September 14, 2020 7:34 PM

    Because it represents the land in which we live in!

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  • Taihakoa - Tokoroa

    Posted by · September 14, 2020 7:34 PM

    Because I am obligated to serve my language as it has done ten-fold for myself.

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  • Tahera - Auckland

    Posted by · September 14, 2020 7:34 PM

    To be a role model for students to have bicultural teaching practice!

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  • Tākuta - Ōtaki

    Posted by · September 14, 2020 7:34 PM

    He taonga te reo, our reo is a treasure and the key to the world of our tipuna!

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  • Suzanne - Invercargill

    Posted by · September 14, 2020 7:34 PM

    I want to be more confident in speaking, understanding and using te reo Māori.

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  • Susanna - Christchurch

    Posted by · September 14, 2020 7:34 PM

    So that I can act as an ally under Te Tiriti ō Waitangi as a Pakeha.

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  • Susanna - Auckland

    Posted by · September 14, 2020 7:34 PM

    Want to share NZs unique heritage, culture and language.

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  • Susan - Lower Hutt

    Posted by · September 14, 2020 7:34 PM

    To learn, understand and embrace Maori Culture.

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  • susan - Hamilton

    Posted by · September 14, 2020 7:34 PM

    Normalising chatting in te reo Maori daily draws us together as New Zealanders .

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  • Sunaina - Christchurch

    Posted by · September 14, 2020 7:34 PM

    I come from India which is a land of many languages.

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  • Summer - Palmerston North

    Posted by · September 14, 2020 7:34 PM

    It’s time to recognise the privilege I have with speaking my reo.

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  • Sukie - Wellington

    Posted by · September 14, 2020 7:34 PM

    I am a fourth generation Indian South African and my language heritage has suffered such that my children are unable to converse in our mother tongue.

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  • Sue - Christchurch

    Posted by · September 14, 2020 7:34 PM

    I'm continually improving my reo, so want to commit to that.

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  • Stuart - Christchurch

    Posted by · September 14, 2020 7:34 PM

    I am an immigrant - I want to increase my sense of belonging to my new homeland.

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  • Steven - Auckland

    Posted by · September 14, 2020 7:34 PM

    Because if we do not celebrate what makes us unique, we lose sight of how large the world is, the different needs of all cultures, and how much care of each other we have to take.

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  • Stephen - Palmerston North

    Posted by · September 14, 2020 7:34 PM

    I feel that the language and culture of Maori is so important to the DNA of Aotearoa.

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  • Stephen - Dunedin

    Posted by · September 14, 2020 7:34 PM

    I am a citizen of a country defined by Te tiriti the country is a tale of two peoples - maori and pakeha - and should obviously be bi-lingual.

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  • Stephanie - Wellington

    Posted by · September 14, 2020 7:34 PM

    It is part of being a Kiwi.

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  • stephanie - Chirstchurch

    Posted by · September 14, 2020 7:34 PM

    because i think it is important not to lose the te reo language.

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  • Stephanie - Auckland

    Posted by · September 14, 2020 7:34 PM

    A native speaker of English who struggles to learn any other language.

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  • Stefan - Auckland

    Posted by · September 14, 2020 7:34 PM

    unique culture.

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  • Stacey - Te Whanganui-ā-Tara

    Posted by · September 14, 2020 7:34 PM

    It's my whakapapa!

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  • Stacey - Hamilton

    Posted by · September 14, 2020 7:34 PM

    I am a Australian married to a maori man with 3 maori children.

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  • Sophie - Wellington

    Posted by · September 14, 2020 7:34 PM

    Te Reo Maori is a precious NZ taonga and it is a joy to protect, speak and tautoku.

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  • Sonya - Oamaru

    Posted by · September 14, 2020 7:34 PM

    As part of our work in kindergarten it is important for us to promote te reo Maori and other bicultural activities.

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  • Sonya - Lower Hutt

    Posted by · September 14, 2020 7:34 PM

    Maori is an official language of Aotearoa and I am ignorant.

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  • Sonja - Porirua

    Posted by · September 14, 2020 7:34 PM

    As an immigrant I had to find new roots in beautiful Aotearoa and learning to speak Māori is a way to connect to the people and culture of my new home country in a more meaningful way.

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  • Sonja - Cambridge

    Posted by · September 14, 2020 7:34 PM

    As a Pākehā with a longstanding personal and professional commitment to social justice I believe it is important that I 'walk the walk' where biculturalism in Aotearoa is concerned.

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  • Sonia - Point Chevalier, Auckland

    Posted by · September 14, 2020 7:34 PM

    In due time, my commitment to a New Zealander partner will become a commitment to his country.

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  • Sonia - Nelson

    Posted by · September 14, 2020 7:34 PM

    Being welsh language is such an important part of your identity and the history of a country.

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  • Sofia - Christchurch

    Posted by · September 14, 2020 7:34 PM

    because my whole school is doing it, because i like to participate and because it is fun!

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  • Siobhan - Wellington

    Posted by · September 14, 2020 7:34 PM

    He taonga tuku iho te reo nē!

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  • Siobaun - Sydney

    Posted by · September 14, 2020 7:34 PM

    I’m a kiwi, I believe te reo Maori is an important part of that.

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  • Sue - Waiheke Island

    Posted by · September 14, 2020 7:34 PM

    I believe it is essential that we truly become bilingual in Aotearoa.

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  • sindhu - wellington

    Posted by · September 14, 2020 7:33 PM

    To acknowledge the differences we have but to reiterate we are one, homo sapiens.

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  • Simon - Waikato

    Posted by · September 14, 2020 7:33 PM

    I feel as a nation we have become far better embracing and sharing in Maori culture and giving people confidence to give Te Reo Moari a go - as a leader I want to keep encouraging this, Maori culture and language is a very unique part of Aotearoa New Zealand's identity.

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  • Simon - Papamoa

    Posted by · September 14, 2020 7:33 PM

    I like this idea.

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  • Simon - Auckland

    Posted by · September 14, 2020 7:33 PM

    I think te reo maori is an important part of our culture that we must preserve.

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  • sienna - Franklin

    Posted by · September 14, 2020 7:33 PM

    He taonga te reo i tuku iho mai i nga matua tupuna.

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  • Shonny - Hamilton

    Posted by · September 14, 2020 7:33 PM

    To embrace our kiwi culture and take part in something big.

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  • Shona - Auckland

    Posted by · September 14, 2020 7:33 PM

    l am of the generation where my parents and grandparents spoke te reo in our home all the time and was punished at school for speaking it so my korero isn't as good as I would like and I strive everyday to improve.

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  • Shirley - Tauranga

    Posted by · September 14, 2020 7:33 PM

    To celebrate what it us to be a New Zealander.

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  • Shirley - Kerikeri

    Posted by · September 14, 2020 7:33 PM

    I feel the older I get its something I think alot about and wish I could understand the language more.

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  • shirley - gisborne

    Posted by · September 14, 2020 7:33 PM

    Being Maori.

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  • Shirlee - Waiheke Island

    Posted by · September 14, 2020 7:33 PM

    Its important to keep our reo alive and to share and learn our knowledge .

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  • Shirin - Auckland

    Posted by · September 14, 2020 7:33 PM

    We're in Aotearoa New Zealand and it's important we try and learn the language as otherwise it might struggle into the future and it's a mark of respect for the land we stand on.

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  • Sheryl - Waiuku

    Posted by · September 14, 2020 7:33 PM

    This is my country; this is our reo that we celebrate.

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  • sheryl - Rotorua

    Posted by · September 14, 2020 7:33 PM

    It is important to value all things Maori and to encourage non Maori to participate and gain knowledge and understanding .

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  • Sherrilee - Otautahi

    Posted by · September 14, 2020 7:33 PM

    We want to embrace and take part of this wonderful historical event.

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  • Sherrene - Dargaville

    Posted by · September 14, 2020 7:33 PM

    Because I should I am a Maori.

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  • Sherie - Whangarei

    Posted by · September 14, 2020 7:33 PM

    He Māori ahau.

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  • Sheree - Napier

    Posted by · September 14, 2020 7:33 PM

    Growing up in a predominantly paheka farming community, I didnt know who I was or who I connected with.

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  • Sheree - Auckland

    Posted by · September 14, 2020 7:33 PM

    because its been a long time coming.

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  • Shelley - Christchurch

    Posted by · September 14, 2020 7:33 PM

    Maori is a beautiful language.

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  • Shelley - Auckland

    Posted by · September 14, 2020 7:33 PM

    All NZers should be bilingual, .

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  • Sheldon - Hastings

    Posted by · September 14, 2020 7:33 PM

    The team at Health Hawke's Bay feel it is important to celebrate the beautiful language that is Māori.

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  • Sheila - Kapiti

    Posted by · September 14, 2020 7:33 PM

    To be able to understand what is being said and to learn how to say words correctly.

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  • Shayna - Whangarei

    Posted by · September 14, 2020 7:33 PM

    To revitalize our reo Rangatira for our people and the next generation.

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  • Shawnee - Te Kuiti

    Posted by · September 14, 2020 7:33 PM

    I would like to learn more about my culture and language.

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  • Sharon - Wellington

    Posted by · September 14, 2020 7:33 PM

    A beautiful langauage and culture that is part of our country and we do not want to loose!

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  • Sharon - Wellington

    Posted by · September 14, 2020 7:33 PM

    I think it is vitally important te reo stays a living, active language in NZ.

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  • Sharon - Wellington

    Posted by · September 14, 2020 7:33 PM

    To be a good Tiriti partner.

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  • Sharon - Te Atatu South

    Posted by · September 14, 2020 7:33 PM

    I am Maaori and citizen of NZ.

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  • Sharon - Hamilton

    Posted by · September 14, 2020 7:33 PM

    Link to live today.

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  • Sharise - Auckland

    Posted by · September 14, 2020 7:33 PM

    As a school we want to support our tamariki, whanau & local iwi in reviving Te Reo Maori and helping our whanau to thrive through the language and stories of our people.

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  • Shannon - Wellington

    Posted by · September 14, 2020 7:33 PM

    te reo Māori is a beautiful language, and I hope it makes a massive resurgence in my lifetime.

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  • Shannen - Auckland

    Posted by · September 14, 2020 7:33 PM

    It's a significant part of New Zealand's culture.

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  • Shane - Auckland

    Posted by · September 14, 2020 7:33 PM

    I started my Reo journey at the beginning of this year.

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  • Shana - Wellington

    Posted by · September 14, 2020 7:33 PM

    Kia whakaora ai te reo Māori i te ao Ōpaki :) .

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  • Shakaiya - Dannevirke

    Posted by · September 14, 2020 7:33 PM

    Learning Te Reo has been my goal for a long time.

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  • Shaaz - Tauranga

    Posted by · September 14, 2020 7:33 PM

    i would love to learn the language living in NZ.

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  • Serena - Hastings

    Posted by · September 14, 2020 7:33 PM

    I would like to understand whaikorero at the marae and speak with my whanau in te reo.

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  • Selvi - Auckland

    Posted by · September 14, 2020 7:33 PM

    Love Maori language!

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  • sebastian - auckland

    Posted by · September 14, 2020 7:33 PM

    maori.

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  • Savanna - Hamilton

    Posted by · September 14, 2020 7:33 PM

    Māori kaupapa is important to be a part of.

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  • Satchet - Auckland

    Posted by · September 14, 2020 7:33 PM

    Maori is deeply rooted in its language, culture and heritage, people of this land.

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  • Sarah - Wellington

    Posted by · September 14, 2020 7:33 PM

    As New Zealanders we should all embrace the uniqueness of Aotearoa.

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  • Sarah - Wellington (Te Whanganui-a-Tara)

    Posted by · September 14, 2020 7:33 PM

    As a pākehā resident of Aotearoa New Zealand, I feel it is extremely important for me to play my part in honouring and uplifting Te Reo Māori in all areas of my life - be it my workplace, at home, in conversation, etc.

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  • Sarah - Wellington

    Posted by · September 14, 2020 7:32 PM

    It's such a lovely language and deserves to be heard more.

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  • Sarah - Tauranga

    Posted by · September 14, 2020 7:32 PM

    Because it's part of our heritage as NZers.

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  • Sarah - Porirua

    Posted by · September 14, 2020 7:32 PM

    To protect and honour our past and future .

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  • Sarah - Palmerston North

    Posted by · September 14, 2020 7:32 PM

    It's important to keep our unique culture and language alive.

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  • Sarah - Palmerston North

    Posted by · September 14, 2020 7:32 PM

    Māori language is such an import part of keeping Māori tikanga alive and thriving.

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  • Sarah - Napier

    Posted by · September 14, 2020 7:32 PM

    I enjoy speaking te reo Māori and I want my baby too also!

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  • Sarah - Napier

    Posted by · September 14, 2020 7:32 PM

    Coming from Ireland I strongly believe in the importance of protecting language as a part of culture.

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  • Sarah - lower hutt

    Posted by · September 14, 2020 7:32 PM

    I am hapu at the moment and have a 20month old daughter.

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  • Sarah - Lower Hutt

    Posted by · September 14, 2020 7:32 PM

    Te reo Māori is so beautiful and important, I 100% support it!

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  • Sarah - Kerikeri

    Posted by · September 14, 2020 7:32 PM

    To grow Te Reo Māori in Aotearoa:).

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  • Sarah - Invercargill

    Posted by · September 14, 2020 7:32 PM

    To say ‘thank you ‘ to a country that has welcomed my family and I.

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  • Sarah - Hamilton

    Posted by · September 14, 2020 7:32 PM

    To encourage the students in my class to learn and speak te reo māori and make connections to their whanau and whenua.

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  • Sarah - Hamilton

    Posted by · September 14, 2020 7:32 PM

    It is our obligation and as part of Aotearoa to commit to keeping this Reo alive.

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  • Sarah - Greater Wellington Region

    Posted by · September 14, 2020 7:32 PM

    Part of being a New Zealander, and unique to New Zealand.

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  • Sarah - Christchurch

    Posted by · September 14, 2020 7:32 PM

    The use of te reo was actively reduced, it must be revived because it is unique and integral to Maaori identity and wellbeing, and therefore the wellbeing of all.

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  • Sarah - Christchurch

    Posted by · September 14, 2020 7:32 PM

    To promote Te Reo Maori use in our Kura.

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  • Sarah - Christchurch

    Posted by · September 14, 2020 7:32 PM

    So we don’t lose the language .

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