Rob - Tamaki Makaurau

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The resurgence of Te Reo Māori is awesome.
The resurgence of Te Reo Māori is awesome. I have always been proud of my Māori heritage, but learning te reo Maori, and understanding the respect, and honour which is built into our culture is beautiful. Misconceptions fall away... for exa,ple, people’s view that the term “pakeha” was a derogatory term, when it was actually “pakehakeha”, like “mythical people” is the complete opposite of derogatory, and it demonstrates that our ancestors did not look down on the early pakeha with scorn... history is rewritten. Challenging historical misconceptions, and rewriting our history is important, that’s why we should all take part.