My husband is Maori and he has been on his own journey throughout his life with learning te reo Māori. I started learning when my first child was born and am still continuing to learn. We have three amazing tamariki who we are supporting as best we can to understand te ao Māori. I want my children to be confident and comfortable with who they are and I believe connection to culture is a huge part of that. Te reo Māori is a beautiful language and gives so much more than just language I believe learning Māori opens up to a positive culture and perspective.