• Matiu - Tāmaki Makaurau

    Posted by · September 14, 2020 7:26 PM

    Kia puawai te reo rangatira.

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  • Matilda - Katikati

    Posted by · September 14, 2020 7:26 PM

    Because Te rep Maori is important o me as it is important to new Zealand and I think that schools should teach it more .

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  • Mata - New Plymouth

    Posted by · September 14, 2020 7:26 PM

    It’s our culture .

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  • Marylou - Gold Coast

    Posted by · September 14, 2020 7:26 PM

    For myself so far away from home.

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  • Mary - New Plymouth

    Posted by · September 14, 2020 7:26 PM

    Improve my confidence in using Te Reo each day.

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  • Mary - Christchurch

    Posted by · September 14, 2020 7:26 PM

    I had two years at Te Wananga o Aotearoa learning Te Reo.

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  • Mary

    Posted by · September 14, 2020 7:26 PM

    Because te reo is an essential part of who we are as New Zealanders.

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  • Martin - Wellington

    Posted by · September 14, 2020 7:26 PM

    Caritas Aotearoa New Zealand upholds the principles of Te Tiriti o Waitangi, and recognises our role in upholding the dignity and mana of tangata whenua, including promotion of te reo Māori as the first language of this land.

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  • Martin - Dargaville

    Posted by · September 14, 2020 7:26 PM

    To pay homage to a country and a people who allowed my ancestors to share the bounty of this land.

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  • Martin - Auckland

    Posted by · September 14, 2020 7:26 PM

    As an immigrant to New Zealand with NZ born children who are being immersed in Te Reo Maori from the start of their Early Childhood experience i believe it is important for me to also learn.

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  • Martha - Fitzroy;New Plymouth

    Posted by · September 14, 2020 7:26 PM

    Because I want to understand and be part of the cultural diversity of Aotearoa.

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  • Marlin - Palmerston North

    Posted by · September 14, 2020 7:26 PM

    My daughter is my why.

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  • Mark - Wellington

    Posted by · September 14, 2020 7:26 PM

    Because I am proud that I know even a little te reo Māori.

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  • Mark - Wellington

    Posted by · September 14, 2020 7:26 PM

    Strengthen the beautiful Māori language.

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  • Mark - Auckland

    Posted by · September 14, 2020 7:26 PM

    Because I stay in this beautiful country.

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  • marjoriie - Auckland

    Posted by · September 14, 2020 7:25 PM

    To support the language of Maori.

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  • Marion - Christchurch

    Posted by · September 14, 2020 7:25 PM

    Because te reo is so beautiful and a taonga it’s unique to all who love our country and people of this land .

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  • Marion - Auckland

    Posted by · September 14, 2020 7:25 PM

    I have recently returned to NZ after many years overseas.

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  • Marion - Auckland

    Posted by · September 14, 2020 7:25 PM

    Teach the kids .

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  • Marika - Hawera

    Posted by · September 14, 2020 7:25 PM

    toku whakapapa.

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  • Marika - Dunedin

    Posted by · September 14, 2020 7:25 PM

    I have learned Te Reo at school , and Te Ao Maori at Polytech.

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  • Marieke - Auckland

    Posted by · September 14, 2020 7:25 PM

    I believe everyone who lives in Aotearoa should have the opportunity to learn Te Reo.

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  • marie - Whanganui

    Posted by · September 14, 2020 7:25 PM

    As a New Zealander, it is our Reo!

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  • Marie - Mangamuka

    Posted by · September 14, 2020 7:25 PM

    Interested to learn.

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  • Mariana - Takaka

    Posted by · September 14, 2020 7:25 PM

    Kei te mokemoke au mo te reo kaore na tangata o konei mohio ki te korero Maori te nuinga he Pakeha.

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  • Marian - Auckland

    Posted by · September 14, 2020 7:25 PM

    I am a Grandmother to 2 Maori mokopuna and I would like to set an example to them to embrace their heritage and language.

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  • Maria - Wellington

    Posted by · September 14, 2020 7:25 PM

    Important to embrace the language of the country and people who accepted us when me migrated here.

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  • Maria - Wellington

    Posted by · September 14, 2020 7:25 PM

    Te reo is an important part of New Zealand/Aotearoa's cultural identity.

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  • Maria - Wellington

    Posted by · September 14, 2020 7:25 PM

    It's important to take part, as it is a part of us.

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  • Maria - Wellington

    Posted by · September 14, 2020 7:25 PM

    As a citizen of a country with dual languages, I'd like to develop my te reo Māori to feel confident to use it and teach others.

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  • Maria - Kawerau

    Posted by · September 14, 2020 7:25 PM

    Kia Ora.

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  • Margot - Greytown

    Posted by · September 14, 2020 7:25 PM

    I want to recognise Te Reo as the original language of this country, and begin to use it in everyday situations.

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  • Margaret - Kawakawa

    Posted by · September 14, 2020 7:25 PM

    Important kaupapa , need to show my support.

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  • Marg - Cambridge

    Posted by · September 14, 2020 7:25 PM

    Because it is important to get the language in constant use so it becomes an every day th8ng not just a token gesture.

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  • Maree - New Plymouth

    Posted by · September 14, 2020 7:25 PM

    Because I believe our native language should be spoken by more people , more often .

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  • Maragret - Waihi

    Posted by · September 14, 2020 7:25 PM

    Speaking Te Reo supports my work with Whanau.

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  • Mara - Auckland

    Posted by · September 14, 2020 7:25 PM

    Te Reo itself is important and participating in Huataus like this help us get more involved.

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  • Manpreet - auckland

    Posted by · September 14, 2020 7:25 PM

    National indigenous language.

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  • Malia - Hamilton

    Posted by · September 14, 2020 7:25 PM

    I am tyring to make an effort to learn more about my Maori side - with the hopes of being able to understand when Te Reo is being spoken and to be able to respond accordingly.

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  • Malama - Wellington

    Posted by · September 14, 2020 7:25 PM

    This is important for me and my tupuna and my whakapapa.

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  • Malaina - Auckland

    Posted by · September 14, 2020 7:25 PM

    I am of Paskifika decent however I acknowledge the beautiful reo of our Tangata whenua in this beautiful country we call home , It is important to maintain our identity especially our language that we speak , Im keen to learn more and share with my family also , .

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  • Maihi - Whangarei

    Posted by · September 14, 2020 7:25 PM

    This is our language and it's good to share it with the rest of the world.

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  • maifala - auckland

    Posted by · September 14, 2020 7:25 PM

    to help the maori comnunity out as any way as possilbe.

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  • Mahlon - Christchurch

    Posted by · September 14, 2020 7:25 PM

    Diversity in this world is important.

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  • maggie - hastings

    Posted by · September 14, 2020 7:25 PM

    So the language is not lost and becomes a part of everyone's day.

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  • Mady - Christchurch

    Posted by · September 14, 2020 7:25 PM

    I am Maori from Ngati Wai living in the south island and this kind of activity makes me feel closer to my family.

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  • Madisyn - Christchurch

    Posted by · September 14, 2020 7:25 PM

    Even though I'm not of Māori heritage, I think that it's extremely important for the Māori language to be enhance, not just in schools, but also in the work places and in the community.

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  • Madeline - Auckland

    Posted by · September 14, 2020 7:25 PM

    Because I think it is important to learn Maori.

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  • mace - morrinsville

    Posted by · September 14, 2020 7:25 PM

    cause mister is making me.

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  • Maalosi - Auckland

    Posted by · September 14, 2020 7:25 PM

    I think Te Reo Maori is an important part of our history and want it to continue.

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  • Lyric - Auckland

    Posted by · September 14, 2020 7:25 PM

    I am still learning te reo and my culture.

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  • Lynne - Levin

    Posted by · September 14, 2020 7:25 PM

    Show the importance of Te Reo Maori to our students!

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  • Lynne - Blenheim

    Posted by · September 14, 2020 7:25 PM

    We feel it is important to normalise Te Reo Maori in Aotearoa.

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  • Lynette - Wellington

    Posted by · September 14, 2020 7:25 PM

    Journey of learning with mokopuna.

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  • Lynette - Queenstown

    Posted by · September 14, 2020 7:25 PM

    Cultural respect, enrichment, and our future.

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  • Lyndon - Auckland

    Posted by · September 14, 2020 7:25 PM

    If you care for someone you care about what is important to them.

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  • Lynda - Dunedin

    Posted by · September 14, 2020 7:25 PM

    It's an official language.

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  • Lydia - Geraldine

    Posted by · September 14, 2020 7:25 PM

    To celebrate te reo and continue the revival!

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  • lusahn - Wellington

    Posted by · September 14, 2020 7:25 PM

    I myself am from Ngāti rangitihi.

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  • Luke - Wellington

    Posted by · September 14, 2020 7:25 PM

    It's all too easy to live my life as a Pākeha ignoring Māori language entirely.

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  • Luke - Tauranga

    Posted by · September 14, 2020 7:25 PM

    Maori is important to New Zealand.

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  • Luke - Tamaki

    Posted by · September 14, 2020 7:25 PM

    The importance of recognising our traditional language and acknowledging where part of my family is form.

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  • Luke - Richmond

    Posted by · September 14, 2020 7:25 PM

    I have just started my personal Te Reo Māori journey through Te Wānaga o Raukawa, and Te Wiki o te Reo Māori is a great reminder for me to keep going in my mahi!

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  • lucy - waikato

    Posted by · September 14, 2020 7:25 PM

    I am a student in occupational therapy a learning how important it is to preserve and use tikanga and traditions, language and healthcare for tangatawhenua.

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  • Lucy - Coatesville

    Posted by · September 14, 2020 7:25 PM

    my teacher said.

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  • Lucy - Blenheim

    Posted by · September 14, 2020 7:24 PM

    I often feel ignorant and really want to learn and understand more.

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  • Lucretia - Christchurch

    Posted by · September 14, 2020 7:24 PM

    It is important to learn and keep the language alive for the other generations to come.

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  • Lucia - Melbourne

    Posted by · September 14, 2020 7:24 PM

    I just think this is a really awesome way to try and reignite or bring back the language that was once taken from us.

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  • Luana - Whangarei

    Posted by · September 14, 2020 7:24 PM

    Currently on a journey of learning Te Reo .

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  • Louise - North Shore

    Posted by · September 14, 2020 7:24 PM

    A proud New Zealander of many generations but am embarrassed that I can not pronounce words and only know the meaning a very few.

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  • Louise - Katikati

    Posted by · September 14, 2020 7:24 PM

    Kia Ora.

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  • Louise - Ilam, Christchurch

    Posted by · September 14, 2020 7:24 PM

    I want to be able to be a part of Aotearoa society.

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  • Louise - Havelock North

    Posted by · September 14, 2020 7:24 PM

    I have lived in NZ for 5 years and believe that this in an important part of being a citizen, not just on paper but really feeling a sense of belonging.

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  • Louise - Dargaville

    Posted by · September 14, 2020 7:24 PM

    So that I can learn and be more confident in speaking Te Reo.

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  • Louise - Auckland

    Posted by · September 14, 2020 7:24 PM

    It's a part of New Zealand culture and important to encourage everyone to learn and share Te Reo.

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  • Louise - Auckland

    Posted by · September 14, 2020 7:24 PM

    As one of the official languages of Aotearoa, I feel an obligation and responsibility to acknowledge and engage with te reo Māori on an everyday basis, as part of our culture in 2020 and beyond.

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  • Louise - Auckland

    Posted by · September 14, 2020 7:24 PM

    To be part of Aotearoa's journey of decolonisation.

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  • Louise - Auckland

    Posted by · September 14, 2020 7:24 PM

    To get people speaking and understanding Te Reo.

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  • Lorna - Auckland

    Posted by · September 14, 2020 7:24 PM

    The people we support are passionate about culture and music.

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  • Lorita - Tokoroa

    Posted by · September 14, 2020 7:24 PM

    The Maori language is important for New Zealand because it is the language of tangata whenua.

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  • Loretta - Invercargill

    Posted by · September 14, 2020 7:24 PM

    Its important to grow and strengthen our language as it is uniquely ours not only as Maori but as New Zealanders.

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  • Lorayin - Auckland

    Posted by · September 14, 2020 7:24 PM

    I am interested in Maori culture and am keen to learn more about it.

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  • Lola

    Posted by · September 14, 2020 7:24 PM

    i want to learn more.

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  • Liza - Mighty Norsewood!

    Posted by · September 14, 2020 7:24 PM

    Why not?.

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  • Liza - Auckland

    Posted by · September 14, 2020 7:24 PM

    Making New Zealand my new home, I would like to be part of its culture.

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  • Liz - Wellington

    Posted by · September 14, 2020 7:24 PM

    Because I think it's very important to keep this beautiful language alive and it's important to who we are as a nation.

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  • Liz - Te Awamutu

    Posted by · September 14, 2020 7:24 PM

    Ko Aotearoa tenei, to tatou ahurei motuhake.

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  • Liz - Tauranga

    Posted by · September 14, 2020 7:24 PM

    I'm in my second year of learning te reo Māori, along with my husband and this is good practice to encourage us to use it.

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  • Liz - Kawerau

    Posted by · September 14, 2020 7:24 PM

    We are a school that practices Waiata and Reo daily and also have an immersion class.

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  • Liz - Auckland

    Posted by · September 14, 2020 7:24 PM

    By making Maori language a part of my everyday life, I hope to strengthen my understanding of tikanga Maori and confirm my credentials to be a Kiwi.

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  • Lita - Auckland

    Posted by · September 14, 2020 7:24 PM

    It's about time I did!

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  • Lisa - Wellington

    Posted by · September 14, 2020 7:24 PM

    To ensure that te reo is maintained and passed on to future generations to continue on this path.

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  • Lisa - Te Whanganui-ā-Tara

    Posted by · September 14, 2020 7:24 PM

    It the language of my people.

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  • Lisa - Christchurch

    Posted by · September 14, 2020 7:24 PM

    I have let my knowledge of Te Reo slide in the years since school so it is time to get back into it.

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  • Lisa - Auckland

    Posted by · September 14, 2020 7:24 PM

    Have a voice.

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  • Linley - Auckland.

    Posted by · September 14, 2020 7:24 PM

    I have been on a journey to learn te reo Māori for the last five years.

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  • Linde - Gonville

    Posted by · September 14, 2020 7:24 PM

    need to keep te reo maori alive.

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  • Linda - Nelson

    Posted by · September 14, 2020 7:24 PM

    Enjoy learning te reo would love to learn more n want to include as much te reo as i can in everyday korero to give me more and more confidence!

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  • Linda - Auckland

    Posted by · September 14, 2020 7:24 PM

    I have lived in New Zealand for nearly 20 years and I feel the need to appreciate the land, the people and culture more by learning about it.

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  • Linda - Auckland

    Posted by · September 14, 2020 7:24 PM

    Te Reo is part of our nations heritage and I don't know much Te Reo.

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