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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Katherine - Christchurch - We are all New Zealanders and belong to this beautiful place...

Katherine - Christchurch - We are all New Zealanders and belong to this beautiful place...

Kath - Dunedin - It is important that we as New Zealanders at least TRY the first language here...

Kath - Dunedin - It is important that we as New Zealanders at least TRY the first language here...

katene - auckland - i am maori and we need to be united as a people this is a good way to do that...

katene - auckland - i am maori and we need to be united as a people this is a good way to do that...

Kate - Wellington - To incorporate Te Reo into my daily practice working at the hospital...

Kate - Wellington - To incorporate Te Reo into my daily practice working at the hospital...

Kate - Waihi - Te Reo Māori is a taonga and should be treated as such by all of Aotearoa...

Kate - Waihi - Te Reo Māori is a taonga and should be treated as such by all of Aotearoa...

Kate - Pōneke - ...

Kate - Pōneke - ...

Kate - Newmarket, Auckland - I want to learn as much as possible, and help normalise speaking te reo in New Zealand everyday conversations...

Kate - Newmarket, Auckland - I want to learn as much as possible, and help normalise speaking te reo in New Zealand everyday conversations...

Kate - Dunedin - Being part Māori and not knowing the reo has made me kinda sad that we don’t cherish our language...

Kate - Dunedin - Being part Māori and not knowing the reo has made me kinda sad that we don’t cherish our language...

Kate - Christchurch - It is important for NZ identity...

Kate - Christchurch - It is important for NZ identity...

Kat - Shelly Beach - I travel alot around NZ, alot of rural places i would like to be able to speak and hold pride...

Kat - Shelly Beach - I travel alot around NZ, alot of rural places i would like to be able to speak and hold pride...

Karyn - Auckland - I feel that I should know more about NZ's second language and our heritage...

Karyn - Auckland - I feel that I should know more about NZ's second language and our heritage...

Karren - Auckland - I support te reo Māori and Māori culture in Aotearoa and want it to be part of everyday life...

Karren - Auckland - I support te reo Māori and Māori culture in Aotearoa and want it to be part of everyday life...

Karlina - New Plymouth - I think as many people as possible in New Zealand should be trying to learn our national language...

Karlina - New Plymouth - I think as many people as possible in New Zealand should be trying to learn our national language...

Karleen - Paihia - Kia kaha tatou mo o tatou mokopuna...

Karleen - Paihia - Kia kaha tatou mo o tatou mokopuna...

karlas - Melbourne - To share our Reo and Tikanga...

karlas - Melbourne - To share our Reo and Tikanga...

Karl - Torbay - I have always been interested in the language, spiritual beliefs and Mana of Maori...

Karl - Torbay - I have always been interested in the language, spiritual beliefs and Mana of Maori...

Karene - Auckland - For my mokopuna ...

Karene - Auckland - For my mokopuna ...

Karen - Wellington - Because Maori is one of our three national languages and I want te reo Maori to flourish in Aotearoa...

Karen - Wellington - Because Maori is one of our three national languages and I want te reo Maori to flourish in Aotearoa...

Karen - Wellington - Because te Reo Maori is a beautiful language and I want to get better and speaking and understanding ...

Karen - Wellington - Because te Reo Maori is a beautiful language and I want to get better and speaking and understanding ...

Karen - Wellington - I'm a Kiwi...

Karen - Wellington - I'm a Kiwi...

karen - Wellington - I'm interested in learning Te Reo...

karen - Wellington - I'm interested in learning Te Reo...

Karen - Upper Hutt - As a pakeha I feel it is important to support the use of te reo Māori...

Karen - Upper Hutt - As a pakeha I feel it is important to support the use of te reo Māori...

Karen - Tauranga - always wanted to learn Te Reo but haven't had the time...

Karen - Tauranga - always wanted to learn Te Reo but haven't had the time...

Karen - Porirua - How important being a maori and not being able to korero or understand...

Karen - Porirua - How important being a maori and not being able to korero or understand...

Karen - Otautahi - Te reo Maori is part of our culture, NZers from all backgrounds should be part of this korero...

Karen - Otautahi - Te reo Maori is part of our culture, NZers from all backgrounds should be part of this korero...

Karen - Napier - To learn to speak te reo Maori...

Karen - Napier - To learn to speak te reo Maori...

Karen - Gisborne - My why ? is because it is our precious taonga and at last we seem to be making some progress...

Karen - Gisborne - My why ? is because it is our precious taonga and at last we seem to be making some progress...

Karen - Christchurch - For the well-being of Maori, and for all students to acknowledge Te Reo as an important and enrichening part of...

Karen - Christchurch - For the well-being of Maori, and for all students to acknowledge Te Reo as an important and enrichening part of...

Karen - Christchurch - Teacher myself and children basic te reo...

Karen - Christchurch - Teacher myself and children basic te reo...

Kara - Tamaki - He whakanui Te reo Māori i roto I taku mahi!...

Kara - Tamaki - He whakanui Te reo Māori i roto I taku mahi!...

Kane - Queenstown - I am in my third year of part-time study in Te Reo Māori...

Kane - Queenstown - I am in my third year of part-time study in Te Reo Māori...

Kamala - Auckland - Be part of the Maori kingdom...

Kamala - Auckland - Be part of the Maori kingdom...

kaiya - Hamilton - Because this is our culture and it we should express our culture...

kaiya - Hamilton - Because this is our culture and it we should express our culture...

Kahurangi - Dunedin - Ko tōku reo tōku māpihi maurea...

Kahurangi - Dunedin - Ko tōku reo tōku māpihi maurea...

Kahu - Palmerston North - Because I'm proud of my Maori heritage and want to celebrate it...

Kahu - Palmerston North - Because I'm proud of my Maori heritage and want to celebrate it...

Kaan - Auckland - Because it's New Zealandese...

Kaan - Auckland - Because it's New Zealandese...

K - Christchurch - I want to keep this beautiful language alive for as long as I am, I want my tamariki to know...

K - Christchurch - I want to keep this beautiful language alive for as long as I am, I want my tamariki to know...

Justine - Rotorua - Because as New Zealanders we should all be incorporating Te Reo Maori in to our everyday...

Justine - Rotorua - Because as New Zealanders we should all be incorporating Te Reo Maori in to our everyday...

Justine - Christchurch - Playcentre is a bicultural organisation...

Justine - Christchurch - Playcentre is a bicultural organisation...

Justin - Oakura Bay, Northland - He pakeha tuturu ahau engari ko aku uri he Maori...

Justin - Oakura Bay, Northland - He pakeha tuturu ahau engari ko aku uri he Maori...

June - New Plymouth - Because I come from Wales where our culture and language have been under threat for 800+ years...

June - New Plymouth - Because I come from Wales where our culture and language have been under threat for 800+ years...

Julie - Whakatane - To encourage me to continue using Māori greetings both verbally and written then, going forward, start learning more phrases to...

Julie - Whakatane - To encourage me to continue using Māori greetings both verbally and written then, going forward, start learning more phrases to...

Julie - Wellington - To keep Te Reo going and to instil all values of Maori in our country...

Julie - Wellington - To keep Te Reo going and to instil all values of Maori in our country...

Julie - Lower Hutt - I want to support the idea of te reo Maori as our second language, supporting Te Tiriti o Waitangi and...

Julie - Lower Hutt - I want to support the idea of te reo Maori as our second language, supporting Te Tiriti o Waitangi and...

Julie - Kumara - Because it's important for my family, especially since my boys are not in the public school system where they were...

Julie - Kumara - Because it's important for my family, especially since my boys are not in the public school system where they were...

Julie - Auckland - I love Aotearoa for its rich culture...

Julie - Auckland - I love Aotearoa for its rich culture...

Julie - Auckland - Acknowledgment of the great culture and beginnings of this great country...

Julie - Auckland - Acknowledgment of the great culture and beginnings of this great country...

Julie - Auckland - I want to learn more about te reo Maori language and culture...

Julie - Auckland - I want to learn more about te reo Maori language and culture...

Julian - Auckland - My own Ancient Gaellic language is dying out and its very important to keep connected with the knowledge and wisdom...

Julian - Auckland - My own Ancient Gaellic language is dying out and its very important to keep connected with the knowledge and wisdom...

Juhi - Auckland - Te ao Māori is vital for the regeneration of Aotearoa...

Juhi - Auckland - Te ao Māori is vital for the regeneration of Aotearoa...

Judy - Wellington - I have always been interested in languages, but Te Reo was never taught at my school in the late 1950s!...

Judy - Wellington - I have always been interested in languages, but Te Reo was never taught at my school in the late 1950s!...

Judy - nelson - Im 74 years old!...

Judy - nelson - Im 74 years old!...

Judy - Hamilton - We are so lucky to have a beautiful language and my journey to being fluent has been a process and...

Judy - Hamilton - We are so lucky to have a beautiful language and my journey to being fluent has been a process and...

Judy - Auckland - Kia ora, Talofa lava, I am Samoan, and I speak, write and read in my own reo...

Judy - Auckland - Kia ora, Talofa lava, I am Samoan, and I speak, write and read in my own reo...

Judith - Whanganui - I want to support the survival of the Maori language and its use in NZ...

Judith - Whanganui - I want to support the survival of the Maori language and its use in NZ...

Jude - Auckland - Te reo is part of this country and its people, and is a beautiful language that I want to be...

Jude - Auckland - Te reo is part of this country and its people, and is a beautiful language that I want to be...

Joyce - Rotorua - I'm not fluent in Te Reo Maori, I have some understanding...

Joyce - Rotorua - I'm not fluent in Te Reo Maori, I have some understanding...

Joy - Auckland - Just to support the Maori who were the first people to discover Aotearoa and help raise the awareness, rather than...

Joy - Auckland - Just to support the Maori who were the first people to discover Aotearoa and help raise the awareness, rather than...

Josh - Wellington - Te reo is a path to connecting deeper with all things te ao Maori and tikanga Maori...

Josh - Wellington - Te reo is a path to connecting deeper with all things te ao Maori and tikanga Maori...

joseph - Wellington - Maori is a beautiful culture and language and I would love to see it more integrated into daily life in...

joseph - Wellington - Maori is a beautiful culture and language and I would love to see it more integrated into daily life in...

Joseph - Dunedin - It's important for me to take part because celebrating our native culture is an important step into bringing everyone closer...

Joseph - Dunedin - It's important for me to take part because celebrating our native culture is an important step into bringing everyone closer...

Joseph - Auckland - Kia mōhio mai te Kāwanatanga me te ao whānui me ngā tāngata o Aotearoa he mea nui, whakaharahara to reo...

Joseph - Auckland - Kia mōhio mai te Kāwanatanga me te ao whānui me ngā tāngata o Aotearoa he mea nui, whakaharahara to reo...

Jordan - Whangarei - To promote and encourage our kaiako to korero Maori by giving them the skills and resources to use...

Jordan - Whangarei - To promote and encourage our kaiako to korero Maori by giving them the skills and resources to use...

Jordan - Wellington - I want to see te reo māori be strong and celebrated in Aotearoa...

Jordan - Wellington - I want to see te reo māori be strong and celebrated in Aotearoa...

Jordan - Wellington - It's to help make up for the lack of spoken Māori in the household growing up even though two in...

Jordan - Wellington - It's to help make up for the lack of spoken Māori in the household growing up even though two in...

Jordan. - Motu - I want to be a part of this event...

Jordan. - Motu - I want to be a part of this event...

Jon - Mt Wellington - I believe in bi-culturalism in Aotearoa...

Jon - Mt Wellington - I believe in bi-culturalism in Aotearoa...

Jojo - Gisborne - because te reo Māori is important...

Jojo - Gisborne - because te reo Māori is important...

John - Warkworth - It just makes sense, living in Aotearoa ...

John - Warkworth - It just makes sense, living in Aotearoa ...

John - Nelson - To be an example of what a "New Zealander" (non Maori) should be...

John - Nelson - To be an example of what a "New Zealander" (non Maori) should be...

John - Martinborough - Increase knowledge of Te Reo to improve understanding and eventually speak the language...

John - Martinborough - Increase knowledge of Te Reo to improve understanding and eventually speak the language...

john - Hokitika - To develop a more connected and understanding community and celebrate te reo Maori...

john - Hokitika - To develop a more connected and understanding community and celebrate te reo Maori...

Joe - Wellington - Growing the use of te reo is a crucial part of protecting Māori culture and indigenous rights...

Joe - Wellington - Growing the use of te reo is a crucial part of protecting Māori culture and indigenous rights...

Jodie - Hamilton - to learn, and share in the culture ...

Jodie - Hamilton - to learn, and share in the culture ...

Jodene - Wellington - to regain part of my heritage ...

Jodene - Wellington - to regain part of my heritage ...

Joanne - Wellington - New to New Zealand and important for me to understand our local context for research and research translation especially in...

Joanne - Wellington - New to New Zealand and important for me to understand our local context for research and research translation especially in...

Joanne - Wanaka - We live with and alongside Maori in a multicultural society...

Joanne - Wanaka - We live with and alongside Maori in a multicultural society...

Joanne - Timaru - I wish to improve my pronunciation of te reo and cultural competence in my work...

Joanne - Timaru - I wish to improve my pronunciation of te reo and cultural competence in my work...

Joanne - Gisborne - He tino kaupapa tenei...

Joanne - Gisborne - He tino kaupapa tenei...

Joanne - Auckland - Kura Kaupapa Maori or Kohanga wasn't around when I was younger nice to see our moko continuing our language...

Joanne - Auckland - Kura Kaupapa Maori or Kohanga wasn't around when I was younger nice to see our moko continuing our language...

Joan - Kaitaia - I just want to learn te reo for me...

Joan - Kaitaia - I just want to learn te reo for me...

Jo - Wellington - Ko Jo Corlett ahau...

Jo - Wellington - Ko Jo Corlett ahau...

Jo - Tauranga - Because I am a New Zealander, I would like to be confident using basic terms...

Jo - Tauranga - Because I am a New Zealander, I would like to be confident using basic terms...

jo - tauranga - to often beautiful things are lost in the crowded world...

jo - tauranga - to often beautiful things are lost in the crowded world...

Jo - Opotiki - For my own personal growth and because my moko is learning Te Reo Maori at her kura and I'd like...

Jo - Opotiki - For my own personal growth and because my moko is learning Te Reo Maori at her kura and I'd like...

Jo - Omaio, Te Whanau a Apanui - kia rongo, kia kite, kia mau āku tauira ki ngā ahuatanga tini o te ao Māori...

Jo - Omaio, Te Whanau a Apanui - kia rongo, kia kite, kia mau āku tauira ki ngā ahuatanga tini o te ao Māori...

Jo - Christchurch - It's a national language for good reason...

Jo - Christchurch - It's a national language for good reason...

Jo - Ashburton - Learning Health and Well-being ...

Jo - Ashburton - Learning Health and Well-being ...

Jim - Dunedin - Ko Ngāti Pākehā te iwi...

Jim - Dunedin - Ko Ngāti Pākehā te iwi...

JIll - Rotorua - Im a Canadian married to a Maori, Its important that I have some kupu and respect the indigenous peoples, my...

JIll - Rotorua - Im a Canadian married to a Maori, Its important that I have some kupu and respect the indigenous peoples, my...

Jill - Auckland - Important that all New zealanders learn Te Reo...

Jill - Auckland - Important that all New zealanders learn Te Reo...

jethro - bop - because Maori were here before white people so it is important for me to have that respect as the Maori...

jethro - bop - because Maori were here before white people so it is important for me to have that respect as the Maori...

Jessyka - Wellington - Because Te reo maori is a very important culture to me and I want to learn more about it...

Jessyka - Wellington - Because Te reo maori is a very important culture to me and I want to learn more about it...

Jessie - Hastings - I want to show I am proud of the rich culture in Aotearoa by participating in te reo...

Jessie - Hastings - I want to show I am proud of the rich culture in Aotearoa by participating in te reo...

Jessie - Hamilton - For my ancestors and future generation...

Jessie - Hamilton - For my ancestors and future generation...

Jessica - Wellingtom - I think that it is important because this is our history and it is important that we know about this...

Jessica - Wellingtom - I think that it is important because this is our history and it is important that we know about this...

Jessica - Tamaki Makaurau - māori is one of my biggest passions...

Jessica - Tamaki Makaurau - māori is one of my biggest passions...

Jessica - Kaitaia - I am from Australia...

Jessica - Kaitaia - I am from Australia...

Jessica - Hamilton - To keep my whakapapa and my culture alive...

Jessica - Hamilton - To keep my whakapapa and my culture alive...

Jessica - Christchurch - I have no Maori blood in me but i feel connected to the beautiful culture of our country...

Jessica - Christchurch - I have no Maori blood in me but i feel connected to the beautiful culture of our country...