• Rangitehau Ruth - Kawakawa

    Posted by · September 14, 2020 7:30 PM

    Ko Te Reo Maori te taonga o to taatou tupuna, o to taatou, te iwi o Aotearoa.

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  • Rangitamoana - Ngaruawahia

    Posted by · September 14, 2020 7:30 PM

    I'm keen to be part of an amazing kaupapa that continues to promote us.

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  • Rangimiria - Rotorua

    Posted by · September 14, 2020 7:30 PM

    Kia ukapotia te reo.

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  • Rangi te Whiu - Otaki

    Posted by · September 14, 2020 7:30 PM

    He taonga, he kuru tongarerewa tēnei mea te reo ka mutu he whakakākahu i ōku whakaaro me te ao e noho nei au.

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  • Rangi - Hamilton

    Posted by · September 14, 2020 7:30 PM

    Me whakarangatira tātau i tō tātau reo Māori.

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  • Rain - Auckland

    Posted by · September 14, 2020 7:30 PM

    My mom is maori.

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  • Raiha M - Hamilton

    Posted by · September 14, 2020 7:30 PM

    he maori au.

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  • Raige - Hastings

    Posted by · September 14, 2020 7:30 PM

    because i had no chouse.

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  • rahera - mahia

    Posted by · September 14, 2020 7:30 PM

    its simple our red is our future .

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  • Raharu - Hamilton

    Posted by · September 14, 2020 7:30 PM

    Share and celebrate Te Reo Maori.

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  • Raewyn - Wellington

    Posted by · September 14, 2020 7:30 PM

    For me it is part of becoming more culturally competent and aware.

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  • Raewyn - Paraparaumu

    Posted by · September 14, 2020 7:30 PM

    Get Tamariki involved!

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  • Raewyn - Hamilton

    Posted by · September 14, 2020 7:30 PM

    To encourage our staff to use Te Reo Maori and to celebrate it.

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  • Raewyn - Hamilton

    Posted by · September 14, 2020 7:30 PM

    Te rep is a beautiful language and is an important part of our NZ culture.

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  • Rachel - Porirua

    Posted by · September 14, 2020 7:30 PM

    I am non Maori but born and bred Porirua wahine :) I think it is respectful if all of us living in Aotearoa acknowledge and try and speak 'te reo' to the best of our ability.

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  • Rachel - Otautahi

    Posted by · September 14, 2020 7:30 PM

    Language is a vital part of culture, a taonga to be treasured and celebrated.

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  • Rachel - Manukau

    Posted by · September 14, 2020 7:30 PM

    He whakahirahira i tenei kaupapa ki au.

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  • Rachel - kerikeri

    Posted by · September 14, 2020 7:30 PM

    I love the Maori Language.

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  • Rachel - Hamilton

    Posted by · September 14, 2020 7:30 PM

    To be connected.

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  • Rachel - Caversham

    Posted by · September 14, 2020 7:30 PM

    to be brave in a crowd, to have the reo noticed.

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  • Rachel - Auckland

    Posted by · September 14, 2020 7:30 PM

    Personally very passionate about elevating Te Reo Māori amongst all New Zealand communities and seeing it become a more everyday part of life in New Zealand.

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  • rache

    Posted by · September 14, 2020 7:30 PM

    Acknowledging and supporting Maori tikanga and reo is important to me as part of decolonisation and tautoko for rangatiratanga, which is part of my values.

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  • Rachael - Matamata

    Posted by · September 14, 2020 7:30 PM

    My grandchildren have learned Te Reo through school and my great grandchildren are learning at Kohanga.

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  • Rachael - Kawerau

    Posted by · September 14, 2020 7:30 PM

    I don’t want the language to disappear as I thinks it’s important for my kids and there kids and there kids to learn it and about it.

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  • Rach - Kawerau

    Posted by · September 14, 2020 7:30 PM

    Mõ tātou tēnei taonga, nõ reira mā tātou katoa ngā mahi whakapakari, whakarauora hoki.

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  • Rabi - The Hague

    Posted by · September 14, 2020 7:30 PM

    To keep it up!

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  • Rīanara - auckland

    Posted by · September 14, 2020 7:29 PM

    Our reo is apart of us.

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  • Puawai - Whanganui

    Posted by · September 14, 2020 7:29 PM

    It is important to me because its apart of me.

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  • Pru

    Posted by · September 14, 2020 7:29 PM

    Important for all New Zealanders & to show respect for our first language.

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  • Priya - Auckland

    Posted by · September 14, 2020 7:29 PM

    The reason I want to take part because I love to tell learn about Maori culture and the history of Maori.

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  • Priscilla - Hastings

    Posted by · September 14, 2020 7:29 PM

    To encourage me to want to learn and speak Te Reo.

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  • Preston - Ngaruawahia

    Posted by · September 14, 2020 7:29 PM

    Showing people that te reo Māori is not a foreign language and has been around 4 a very long time.

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  • Pounamu - Auckland

    Posted by · September 14, 2020 7:29 PM

    The reason its important for me to take part is because it is my culture and i would like to support maori language week .

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  • Pokere - Rokunohe

    Posted by · September 14, 2020 7:29 PM

    Because I believe that it is possible for Aotearoa to become a truly bicultural country.

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  • Poia - The Gold Coast

    Posted by · September 14, 2020 7:29 PM

    I am proud of my heritage and wish to be more fluent in Te Reo Maori.

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  • pita - rotorua

    Posted by · September 14, 2020 7:29 PM

    Kia whakapau kaha, kia tautoko i ngā whakaihu o nehe i para te huarahi ma tatou nga uri whakaheke.

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  • Pip - Wellington

    Posted by · September 14, 2020 7:29 PM

    I would like Te Reo Maori to be part of every day communication.

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  • Pichamon - Bangkok

    Posted by · September 14, 2020 7:29 PM

    To learn Maori culture&language.

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  • Piata - Turangi

    Posted by · September 14, 2020 7:29 PM

    To ensure future generations continue to speak te reo, by normalising it in their world, and ultimately the rest of Aotearoa.

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  • Philip - Wellington

    Posted by · September 14, 2020 7:29 PM

    • I want to actively contribute to increasing the use of te reo and understanding of tikanga Māori.

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  • Petrina - Lower Hutt

    Posted by · September 14, 2020 7:29 PM

    Because this is NZ language and we should respect the people and their culture but also it would just be great to have another sense of belonging in this society and become 1 instead of individuals .

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  • Petina - Whanganui

    Posted by · September 14, 2020 7:29 PM

    Nā te reo ahau i ora ai, māku hoki te reo e whakarauora.

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  • Peter - Paraparaumu

    Posted by · September 14, 2020 7:29 PM

    Te reo is the first language of this land.

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  • Peter - Hawera

    Posted by · September 14, 2020 7:29 PM

    It's our national language and so few of us can speak it.

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  • Penny - Wellington

    Posted by · September 14, 2020 7:29 PM

    Te Reo is one of our two national languages, it is important that we can all speak it.

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  • Penny - Te Papaioea

    Posted by · September 14, 2020 7:29 PM

    Kia ora to tatou reo.

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  • Peninsula - Wellington

    Posted by · September 14, 2020 7:29 PM

    Language and culture are inseparable.

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  • Pene - Kirikiriroa

    Posted by · September 14, 2020 7:29 PM

    Decolonizing myself and my space.

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  • Pax - Rangiora

    Posted by · September 14, 2020 7:29 PM

    Upholding Te Reo language and recognising it as one of our national languages is important to me.

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  • Paulette - Kaitaia

    Posted by · September 14, 2020 7:29 PM

    Every opportunity to learn a little more is great!

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  • Paula - Poneke

    Posted by · September 14, 2020 7:29 PM

    Mō āku tamariki.

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  • Paula - Auckland

    Posted by · September 14, 2020 7:29 PM

    I grew up before Te Reo was taught in schools and I feel like I missed out.

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  • Paula - Auckland

    Posted by · September 14, 2020 7:29 PM

    I am an ECE kaiako and feel it is important to save te reo Maaori become strong again.

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  • Paul - Motu

    Posted by · September 14, 2020 7:29 PM

    help us be more understanding and fluent.

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  • Paul - Masterton

    Posted by · September 14, 2020 7:29 PM

    Hei whakamana te reo, hei whakakaha te reo, hei whakaora tonu te reo!

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  • Paul - Hamilton

    Posted by · September 14, 2020 7:29 PM

    Te Reo Màori and Tikanga are both beautiful language and culture.

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  • Paul - Bay of Islands

    Posted by · September 14, 2020 7:29 PM

    Even though I am not Moari I think it is important for all NZer's to know some Te Reo Maori and to gain confidence without fear of embarresment or redicule or being mocked.

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  • Patricia - Raglan

    Posted by · September 14, 2020 7:29 PM

    Te reo Maori is an essential part of living in Aotearoa and respecting the culture of this wonderful land.

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  • Pat - Auckland

    Posted by · September 14, 2020 7:29 PM

    Te Reo is at the heart of our Community.

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  • Paradorn - Thailand

    Posted by · September 14, 2020 7:29 PM

    Learning another language Can open up a world of learning more.

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  • Paora - Wellington

    Posted by · September 14, 2020 7:29 PM

    Nga mihi,.

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  • Pania - Rotorua

    Posted by · September 14, 2020 7:29 PM

    Ko te reo Maori te tahūhu o te matauranga Maori.

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  • Pania - Kirikiriroa Hamilton

    Posted by · September 14, 2020 7:29 PM

    Kōrero te reo māori is our taonga to use today .

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  • Pamela - Auckland

    Posted by · September 14, 2020 7:29 PM

    its important to learn the language relevant to New Zealand.

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  • Paige - Auckland

    Posted by · September 14, 2020 7:29 PM

    Kiwis should feel proud of their country's history!

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  • Paeroa - Opotiki, bay of plenty

    Posted by · September 14, 2020 7:29 PM

    It's important to me because it's bout time I learn my language an teach an learn with my son .

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  • Ollie - Gisborne

    Posted by · September 14, 2020 7:29 PM

    I am maori.

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  • Olivia - Wellington

    Posted by · September 14, 2020 7:29 PM

    I have Maori ancestry that I feel connected to and I would like my son to have more of an understanding of his ancestry than I grew up having.

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  • Olivia - papanui

    Posted by · September 14, 2020 7:29 PM

    We need to come together to keep t the Maori language alive.

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  • Oliver - Tauranga

    Posted by · September 14, 2020 7:29 PM

    To celebrate and support te reo Maori, to learn and to connect.

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  • Nova - Motueka

    Posted by · September 14, 2020 7:29 PM

    It's my birthright.

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  • Nora - Wellington

    Posted by · September 14, 2020 7:29 PM

    I want te reo Māori to be recognised more and support it being used naturally in Aotearoa.

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  • nora - Aucklan

    Posted by · September 14, 2020 7:29 PM

    Because I live in NZ and I want to aknowledge the culture here.

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  • Noeline - Nelson

    Posted by · September 14, 2020 7:29 PM

    My moko are Māori and as a pākeha nanni it is my responsibility to keep up my own reo Māori skills for the future generation!

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  • Noah - Auckland

    Posted by · September 14, 2020 7:29 PM

    I am very interested in learning some Maori.

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  • Noah - Auckland

    Posted by · September 14, 2020 7:28 PM

    I believe that it is important for migrants or children if migrants to learn about the culture of the country they have moved to.

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  • Noa - Tokoroa

    Posted by · September 14, 2020 7:28 PM

    To keep the Maori language strong.

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  • Niwa - Otautahi

    Posted by · September 14, 2020 7:28 PM

    Important for me as a kid that went to kura kaupapa to continue my journey learning and teaching- to normalize Te Reo and invite everyone to speak Te Reo Maori too.

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  • Nina - Whanganui

    Posted by · September 14, 2020 7:28 PM

    Kia whakamaumahara i ahau me toku whanau ki te whakamahia i te reo, kei ngaro pera i te moa.

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  • Nina - Wallaceville

    Posted by · September 14, 2020 7:28 PM

    Te reo Māori is our cultural taonga and by speaking it I support it to grow.

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  • nina - hamilton

    Posted by · September 14, 2020 7:28 PM

    cause my teacher says so .

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  • Nikki - Otautahi

    Posted by · September 14, 2020 7:28 PM

    The Māori language is rich and beautiful and expresses a world view that is and needs to be part of the fabric of our lives.

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  • Nikki - Auckland

    Posted by · September 14, 2020 7:28 PM

    Because I have children who are part Maori and I want them to be proud of their culture and have a bit more of an understanding for it :) .

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  • Nikayla - Auckland

    Posted by · September 14, 2020 7:28 PM

    I believe it is important to learn and speak Maori to get immersed in the culture and gain an understanding of where I come from.

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  • Nik - Sandringham

    Posted by · September 14, 2020 7:28 PM

    Keeping te reo māori alive.

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  • Nigel - Te Whanganui te Awa

    Posted by · September 14, 2020 7:28 PM

    We're part of Aotearoa, of which te reo Māori is an official and spiritual language.

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  • Nicole - Hawkes Bay

    Posted by · September 14, 2020 7:28 PM

    My daughter is Maori and it is important for us to recognize this and empower her to be proud of her history, her heritage and family.

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  • Nicole - Hamilton

    Posted by · September 14, 2020 7:28 PM

  • Nicole - Hamilton

    Posted by · September 14, 2020 7:28 PM

    Kia kaha tatou ki te korero ki te whakaako i te reo maori, kia ora ai te reo ki roto i a tatou ano.

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  • Nicola - Timaru

    Posted by · September 14, 2020 7:28 PM

    I am part Maori and part Samoan, so I think it's important not to forget this so I can ensure my children are growing up learning their cultures also.

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  • Nicola - Auckland

    Posted by · September 14, 2020 7:28 PM

    Kei te hiahia au ki te whakapai ake i taku reo me te tautoko i te iwi.

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  • Nick - Bondi Beach

    Posted by · September 14, 2020 7:28 PM

    I grew up in New Zealand as a Pakeha, I learnt Te Reo through school, but I wish I alway knew more.

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  • Nicholas - Wellington

    Posted by · September 14, 2020 7:28 PM

    I am not Maori.

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  • Nicholas - Otepoti

    Posted by · September 14, 2020 7:28 PM

    I'm keen to support it, and good numbers will encourage others .

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  • Nicholas - New Plymouth

    Posted by · September 14, 2020 7:28 PM

    Kei te ako tonu au i te reo Māori, heoi anō, ka marama au me tikanga, kaupapa, i te reo kātahi ka homai i taku whānau.

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  • Nicci - Wellington CBD Thorndon, Wellington JV

    Posted by · September 14, 2020 7:28 PM

    I am wanting to become more aware and would love to learn this beautiful language.

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  • Niall - Auckland

    Posted by · September 14, 2020 7:28 PM

    To promote Te Reo amongst my akonga and for them to see it as a language which can be used everyday.

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  • Ngawini - Auckland

    Posted by · September 14, 2020 7:28 PM

    The greater number of te reo speakers in Aotearoa, the greater the understanding between cultures here.

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  • Ngawairere - Auckland

    Posted by · September 14, 2020 7:28 PM

    I want my the Māori language to live on for my generation and for future generations.

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  • Ngawai - Auckland

    Posted by · September 14, 2020 7:28 PM

    Hei whakanuia i tō tātou reo Māori.

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