Te Pae Kōrero | Who's Joined

There are many things that define New Zealanders and connect us to our home but te reo Māori is unique.

Everyone had their own reasons for wanting to take part in the Māori Language Moment and Movement - explore them below and share your favourites to inspire others to get involved.

Honour our past, celebrate the present, and join together for our future.

Kia kaha te reo Māori!
Kia kaha Aotearoa!

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Lincoln - Whakatane - Because Te Reo is an important part of New Zealand...

Lincoln - Whakatane - Because Te Reo is an important part of New Zealand...

Lincoln - Houghton Bay - Revitalisation and recognition of Māori culture in NZ...

Lincoln - Houghton Bay - Revitalisation and recognition of Māori culture in NZ...

Lily - Auckland - Kia Ora it's honouring and a blessing to be part of this moment...

Lily - Auckland - Kia Ora it's honouring and a blessing to be part of this moment...

Liam - Wellington - If we grown understanding and knowledge of te reo and tikanga Maori it helps us all to better understand what...

Liam - Wellington - If we grown understanding and knowledge of te reo and tikanga Maori it helps us all to better understand what...

Liam - Pōneke - Keeping the reo alive = keeping the culture alive = a reminder of the whakapapa and history of this nation...

Liam - Pōneke - Keeping the reo alive = keeping the culture alive = a reminder of the whakapapa and history of this nation...

Lexie - kaitaia - To learn te reo maori...

Lexie - kaitaia - To learn te reo maori...

Lesley - Granity - I've always loved listening to Maori language, te reo, being spoken and admired those who do...

Lesley - Granity - I've always loved listening to Maori language, te reo, being spoken and admired those who do...

Leo - Christchurch - Its important to acknowledge the maori language and culture...

Leo - Christchurch - Its important to acknowledge the maori language and culture...

Lena - waipawa hawkes bay - I wish I could have had this opportunity when i was at school and would have loved my children to...

Lena - waipawa hawkes bay - I wish I could have had this opportunity when i was at school and would have loved my children to...

Leleina - Tokoroa - Would love my kids to be able to speak their mother tongue...

Leleina - Tokoroa - Would love my kids to be able to speak their mother tongue...

Leiu - Auckland - The importance of embracing our indigenous culture & language here in Aotearoa!...

Leiu - Auckland - The importance of embracing our indigenous culture & language here in Aotearoa!...

Leigh - Blenheim - Encouraging language is important...

Leigh - Blenheim - Encouraging language is important...

Leena - Auckland - Te reo Maori is unique to NZ and the indigenous language...

Leena - Auckland - Te reo Maori is unique to NZ and the indigenous language...

Leearna - Christchurch - It is so important to keep the Maori culture and language alive for the next generation, I have 5 tamariki...

Leearna - Christchurch - It is so important to keep the Maori culture and language alive for the next generation, I have 5 tamariki...

Leeann - Wellington - I want to support te reo Māori as the indigenous language...

Leeann - Wellington - I want to support te reo Māori as the indigenous language...

Lee - Wellington - To grow our country...

Lee - Wellington - To grow our country...

Lee - Turanganui a Kiwa - Im proud to be Maori and to have my reo Maori...

Lee - Turanganui a Kiwa - Im proud to be Maori and to have my reo Maori...

Lee - Paeroa - Aotearoa had potential once to have a wonderfully rich bicultural society...

Lee - Paeroa - Aotearoa had potential once to have a wonderfully rich bicultural society...

Lee - Maroubra - I was born in New Zealand and grew up with Maori place names but no understanding of what they meant...

Lee - Maroubra - I was born in New Zealand and grew up with Maori place names but no understanding of what they meant...

Lee - Auckland - It is vital that the Maori language lives on and is loved...

Lee - Auckland - It is vital that the Maori language lives on and is loved...

Leanne - Wellington - E tupakari te reo maori...

Leanne - Wellington - E tupakari te reo maori...

Leanne - Christchurch - I wish I had learned Te Reo Māori when I was a child...

Leanne - Christchurch - I wish I had learned Te Reo Māori when I was a child...

Leanna - Hamilton - Role Modelling to my tamariki me mokopuna...

Leanna - Hamilton - Role Modelling to my tamariki me mokopuna...

Leah - Hamilton - Because it's sacred to me...

Leah - Hamilton - Because it's sacred to me...

Lea - Auckland - As a European NZer, I am celebrating and honouring tangata whenua and their reo!...

Lea - Auckland - As a European NZer, I am celebrating and honouring tangata whenua and their reo!...

Lavinia - auckland - its cool to korero ...

Lavinia - auckland - its cool to korero ...

Lavina - Auckland - I'm still learning on my maori side but beside in my whanau I want to keep the Te Reo Maori...

Lavina - Auckland - I'm still learning on my maori side but beside in my whanau I want to keep the Te Reo Maori...

Lauren - Wellington - I think it is important to normalise Te Reo in our everyday language...

Lauren - Wellington - I think it is important to normalise Te Reo in our everyday language...

lauren - wellington - We need our own New Zealand culture - an integration of Maori and Pacifica and European alongside other people who...

lauren - wellington - We need our own New Zealand culture - an integration of Maori and Pacifica and European alongside other people who...

Lauren - Stratford, Ontario, Canada - I wasn't born a Kiwi but I grew up there...

Lauren - Stratford, Ontario, Canada - I wasn't born a Kiwi but I grew up there...

Lauren - North Canterbury - Because I have thoroughly enjoyed my reo learning journey so far and I believe it is something all kiwis should...

Lauren - North Canterbury - Because I have thoroughly enjoyed my reo learning journey so far and I believe it is something all kiwis should...

Laura - Te Whanganui a Tara - Learning a language is a way to understand a peoples' perspective on the world - it is truly a treasure...

Laura - Te Whanganui a Tara - Learning a language is a way to understand a peoples' perspective on the world - it is truly a treasure...

Lara - Wellington - I'm a maori student, and my mum is learning how to speak fluent...

Lara - Wellington - I'm a maori student, and my mum is learning how to speak fluent...

Lara - Papanui - Because Te Reo is special to Aotearoa and we need to preserve, encourage and celebrate it - it's part of...

Lara - Papanui - Because Te Reo is special to Aotearoa and we need to preserve, encourage and celebrate it - it's part of...

Lala - Wellington - Aotearoa is the place of Māori - since arriving from Fiji in 1981 I have always felt the culture here...

Lala - Wellington - Aotearoa is the place of Māori - since arriving from Fiji in 1981 I have always felt the culture here...

lakeisha - Auckland - Te Reo Maori is important especially when you are living in New Zealand, its the native language...

lakeisha - Auckland - Te Reo Maori is important especially when you are living in New Zealand, its the native language...

Laise - Tokoroa - Mahuru Maori reo and waiora challenge - increasing use of Te Reo Maori on a daily basis and doing a...

Laise - Tokoroa - Mahuru Maori reo and waiora challenge - increasing use of Te Reo Maori on a daily basis and doing a...

Laie - Wellington, Whitby - So I can learn Maori and it is important to learn Maori in New Zealand because Maori people are the...

Laie - Wellington, Whitby - So I can learn Maori and it is important to learn Maori in New Zealand because Maori people are the...

Laetitia - Rotorua - To acknowledge and respect my whanau and whakapapa...

Laetitia - Rotorua - To acknowledge and respect my whanau and whakapapa...

Kylie - Christchurch - Having called nz home for 37 years but started school in Australia I missed all introduction to te roa in...

Kylie - Christchurch - Having called nz home for 37 years but started school in Australia I missed all introduction to te roa in...

Krysten - Auckland - We believe it is important to celebrate Te Reo Maori because not only is it an important part of Maori...

Krysten - Auckland - We believe it is important to celebrate Te Reo Maori because not only is it an important part of Maori...

Krystal - Christchurch - I want to help reinstate the language and pass onto the younger generation in our whanau...

Krystal - Christchurch - I want to help reinstate the language and pass onto the younger generation in our whanau...

Kristyn - Pokeno - Boost te reo in nz...

Kristyn - Pokeno - Boost te reo in nz...

Kristen - Wellington - I have so much respect for the tangata who continued to speak their language, te reo, when the process of...

Kristen - Wellington - I have so much respect for the tangata who continued to speak their language, te reo, when the process of...

Kristelle - Wellington - Te reo Māori is a taonga that all New Zealanders have a responsibility to protect and nurture...

Kristelle - Wellington - Te reo Māori is a taonga that all New Zealanders have a responsibility to protect and nurture...

Kristelle - Auckland - He māori ahau!...

Kristelle - Auckland - He māori ahau!...

Krista - Papakura - This is an important part of New Zealand culture and we want to take part and share in this anniversary...

Krista - Papakura - This is an important part of New Zealand culture and we want to take part and share in this anniversary...

Krishna - Wellington - because I am a proud citizen of New Zealand and would like to take part in a nationwide event with...

Krishna - Wellington - because I am a proud citizen of New Zealand and would like to take part in a nationwide event with...

Kohe - Auckland - It is one of the national languages in Aotearoa and so it is very important for me to support this...

Kohe - Auckland - It is one of the national languages in Aotearoa and so it is very important for me to support this...

Kochurani - Auckland - Being a teacher i think it will be helpful for me to know my Maori students better...

Kochurani - Auckland - Being a teacher i think it will be helpful for me to know my Maori students better...

Kirsty - Turangi - Because I am Maori we are Maori and as a people we are unique and important we own this and...

Kirsty - Turangi - Because I am Maori we are Maori and as a people we are unique and important we own this and...

Kirsty - Auckland - I want to walk with confidence in our land...

Kirsty - Auckland - I want to walk with confidence in our land...

Kirsten - Auckland - Te Reo Māori encompasses unique and key kaupapa...

Kirsten - Auckland - Te Reo Māori encompasses unique and key kaupapa...

Kirikowhai - Rotorua - Ko te reo rangatira te take...

Kirikowhai - Rotorua - Ko te reo rangatira te take...

Kiran - Wellington - Our goal is to establish, encourage and nurture sustainable creativity...

Kiran - Wellington - Our goal is to establish, encourage and nurture sustainable creativity...

Kingi - Auckland - Ko te kaupapa whakahirahira, kia mau ki te reo o tatou tupuna...

Kingi - Auckland - Ko te kaupapa whakahirahira, kia mau ki te reo o tatou tupuna...

Kimihia - Hamilton - To be apart of the actions to strengthen our ancestral language ...

Kimihia - Hamilton - To be apart of the actions to strengthen our ancestral language ...

Kimberly - Whanganui - To normalise Reo in my everyday, embrace my unique culture so my kids can carry on...

Kimberly - Whanganui - To normalise Reo in my everyday, embrace my unique culture so my kids can carry on...

Kim - Whangaparaoa - There are so many reasons and they all flood in so fast that it is hard to break them down...

Kim - Whangaparaoa - There are so many reasons and they all flood in so fast that it is hard to break them down...

Kim - New Plymouth - It’s an important part of who we are to know the culture where we live...

Kim - New Plymouth - It’s an important part of who we are to know the culture where we live...

Kim - Matamata - It is important because its part of who we all are as New Zealanders...

Kim - Matamata - It is important because its part of who we all are as New Zealanders...

Kim - Hastings - Because maori language is one of our official languages and I think it’s important we can understand and use it...

Kim - Hastings - Because maori language is one of our official languages and I think it’s important we can understand and use it...

Kim - Christchurch - As a pākehā who came to Aotearoa over 8 years ago I think it's very important to keep the reo...

Kim - Christchurch - As a pākehā who came to Aotearoa over 8 years ago I think it's very important to keep the reo...

Kim - Christchurch - We want to further the teachers knowledge and skills and support our children to enjoy Te Reo in our preschool...

Kim - Christchurch - We want to further the teachers knowledge and skills and support our children to enjoy Te Reo in our preschool...

Kim - Auckland - It's our history and an integral part of what makes us New Zealanders...

Kim - Auckland - It's our history and an integral part of what makes us New Zealanders...

Kim - Auckland - I'm a New Zealander, which makes it important to normalise and use one of our official languages, but I'm also...

Kim - Auckland - I'm a New Zealander, which makes it important to normalise and use one of our official languages, but I'm also...

Kiera - Whanganui - To keep the beautiful language alive...

Kiera - Whanganui - To keep the beautiful language alive...

Kevin - Palmerston North - Be able to understand and speak some basic te reo...

Kevin - Palmerston North - Be able to understand and speak some basic te reo...

Kerry - Palmerston North - To me it is important to learn and respect te reo Maori as it is the language of Aotearoa...

Kerry - Palmerston North - To me it is important to learn and respect te reo Maori as it is the language of Aotearoa...

Kerry - Auckland - Māori is not only my heritage but also an official language of NZ...

Kerry - Auckland - Māori is not only my heritage but also an official language of NZ...

Kerri - Hamilton - Its so important we don't loose the language...

Kerri - Hamilton - Its so important we don't loose the language...

Keri - New Plymouth - As a role model- I tutor te reo maori and offer cultural supervision to others...

Keri - New Plymouth - As a role model- I tutor te reo maori and offer cultural supervision to others...

Kenya - Dunedin - It’s important for modern day New Zealand to pay compensation to the damage that colonisation has had on te Ao...

Kenya - Dunedin - It’s important for modern day New Zealand to pay compensation to the damage that colonisation has had on te Ao...

Kenneth - Auckland - I am an immigrant to New Zealand/Aotearoa and have been here for more than 40 years...

Kenneth - Auckland - I am an immigrant to New Zealand/Aotearoa and have been here for more than 40 years...

Kelly - Dunedin - it is a part of New Zealand culture and should be taught and used...

Kelly - Dunedin - it is a part of New Zealand culture and should be taught and used...

Kelly - Christchurch - Keeping Te Reo alive needs to be a priority for all New Zealnaders...

Kelly - Christchurch - Keeping Te Reo alive needs to be a priority for all New Zealnaders...

Kelly - Chch - Love the language...

Kelly - Chch - Love the language...

Kelly - Auckland - It is one of our official languages and I need to be using it more...

Kelly - Auckland - It is one of our official languages and I need to be using it more...

Kellie - Wellington - We have to preserve the language...

Kellie - Wellington - We have to preserve the language...

Keita - Wellington - I would really like to learn to speak fluent Maori by the time I'm 20...

Keita - Wellington - I would really like to learn to speak fluent Maori by the time I'm 20...

Keenan - Auckland - If learning the language begins when children are young, those children will speak Māori and the language will be natural...

Keenan - Auckland - If learning the language begins when children are young, those children will speak Māori and the language will be natural...

Kayne - Gisborne - Being a raukura or a graduate of Te Kura Kaupapa Māori movement I hold te reo Māori close to my...

Kayne - Gisborne - Being a raukura or a graduate of Te Kura Kaupapa Māori movement I hold te reo Māori close to my...

Kaylee - Shannon - As a proud New Zealander, I feel as though it is important for us to learn and embrace our diverse...

Kaylee - Shannon - As a proud New Zealander, I feel as though it is important for us to learn and embrace our diverse...

Kayla - Rotorua - Ko te reo te reo oāku tīpuna - ka tau ai te māori i roto i taku wāhi mahi...

Kayla - Rotorua - Ko te reo te reo oāku tīpuna - ka tau ai te māori i roto i taku wāhi mahi...

Kayla - Kirikiriroa (Hamilton) - To me being Māori I always felt whakama that I didn’t know my pepeha or know any basics...

Kayla - Kirikiriroa (Hamilton) - To me being Māori I always felt whakama that I didn’t know my pepeha or know any basics...

Kaye - Cambridge - It's part of our school's strategic plan to become bilingual ...

Kaye - Cambridge - It's part of our school's strategic plan to become bilingual ...

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Kay - Christchurch - I'm an immigrant and I feel it's very important to learn the history of colonisation, to protect te reo and...

Kay - Christchurch - I'm an immigrant and I feel it's very important to learn the history of colonisation, to protect te reo and...

Katy - Porirua - I've recently discovered how good our maori kiwi singers, song writers are during lockdown...

Katy - Porirua - I've recently discovered how good our maori kiwi singers, song writers are during lockdown...

Katrina - Te Kuiti - I am so proud of what makes NZ unique and growing up in a predominantly Maori area, I was always...

Katrina - Te Kuiti - I am so proud of what makes NZ unique and growing up in a predominantly Maori area, I was always...

Katrina - Tauranga - I long to learn more of my maori being...

Katrina - Tauranga - I long to learn more of my maori being...

Katrina - Hamilton - As a kiwi teacher, it is important for me to share our NZ culture with our tamariki...

Katrina - Hamilton - As a kiwi teacher, it is important for me to share our NZ culture with our tamariki...

Katrina - Auckland - Its apart of who i am my culture my childrens legacy i love the reo i try to teach my...

Katrina - Auckland - Its apart of who i am my culture my childrens legacy i love the reo i try to teach my...

Katja - Chch - …...

Katja - Chch - …...

Katie - Wellington - As Pakeha person I want to honour Te Tiriti and live in partnership with tangata whenua to the best of...

Katie - Wellington - As Pakeha person I want to honour Te Tiriti and live in partnership with tangata whenua to the best of...

Katie - Porirua - Important for the next generation to keep our history alive...

Katie - Porirua - Important for the next generation to keep our history alive...

Katie - Auckland - Learning te Reo for me has been more than just about a language but about learning a way of thinking...

Katie - Auckland - Learning te Reo for me has been more than just about a language but about learning a way of thinking...

Katie - Auckland - te reo Māori is apart of Aotearoa and I'm apart of Aotearoa ...

Katie - Auckland - te reo Māori is apart of Aotearoa and I'm apart of Aotearoa ...

Kathryn - Wellington - Commitment to the journey ...

Kathryn - Wellington - Commitment to the journey ...

Katherine - Wellington - I’m an NZ English speaker, but Te reo is the language that says “NZ” and home to me...

Katherine - Wellington - I’m an NZ English speaker, but Te reo is the language that says “NZ” and home to me...