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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Jess - Wellington - Te Reo is one of the official languages in New Zealand...

Jess - Wellington - Te Reo is one of the official languages in New Zealand...

Jess - Christchurch - It's important to teach my kids what we can do to encourage NZ to become the truly bicultural nation it...

Jess - Christchurch - It's important to teach my kids what we can do to encourage NZ to become the truly bicultural nation it...

Jerad - Sydney - It’s a great time to be a live to witness the uprising of our Te Reo and what that bring...

Jerad - Sydney - It’s a great time to be a live to witness the uprising of our Te Reo and what that bring...

Jenny - Whangarei - This is our heritage, our culture ...

Jenny - Whangarei - This is our heritage, our culture ...

Jenny - Wairoa - My why is about respect, feeling connected and enjoyment...

Jenny - Wairoa - My why is about respect, feeling connected and enjoyment...

Jenny - Palmerston North - Why; its part of my and our identity as New Zealanders...

Jenny - Palmerston North - Why; its part of my and our identity as New Zealanders...

Jenny - Motueka - My children and extended whanau are Maori...

Jenny - Motueka - My children and extended whanau are Maori...

Jenny - Dannevirke - My children have maori heritage and I don't want them to lose that...

Jenny - Dannevirke - My children have maori heritage and I don't want them to lose that...

Jenny - Auckland - I have been in NZ over 20 years...

Jenny - Auckland - I have been in NZ over 20 years...

Jennifer - Auckland - Because why not?...

Jennifer - Auckland - Because why not?...

Jenna - Melbourne, Australia - NZ is my second home...

Jenna - Melbourne, Australia - NZ is my second home...

Jenna - Auckland - Because it is one of only two unique languages we have here and i believe it is important to embrace...

Jenna - Auckland - Because it is one of only two unique languages we have here and i believe it is important to embrace...

Jenna-lee - Auckland - To learn and emphase the culture...

Jenna-lee - Auckland - To learn and emphase the culture...

Jenn - Wellington - Because Te reo is awesome and a vital part of respect, love of and for Māoridom <3...

Jenn - Wellington - Because Te reo is awesome and a vital part of respect, love of and for Māoridom <3...

Jenn - Christchurch - To be able to learn the language of our country and feel confident using/speaking a few words...

Jenn - Christchurch - To be able to learn the language of our country and feel confident using/speaking a few words...

Jen - wellington - Because Te Reo is an official language in NZ...

Jen - wellington - Because Te Reo is an official language in NZ...

Jen - Hawera - For my son to learn about something that is unique to New Zealand and is open to learning other languages...

Jen - Hawera - For my son to learn about something that is unique to New Zealand and is open to learning other languages...

Jen - Christchurch - to encourage others to learn...

Jen - Christchurch - to encourage others to learn...

Jemma - Christchurch - To help show recognition that te reo belongs in our everyday use and educate myself along the way...

Jemma - Christchurch - To help show recognition that te reo belongs in our everyday use and educate myself along the way...

Jemma - Christchurch - I feel strongly about weaving Te Reo into education, the workplace and within your whanau...

Jemma - Christchurch - I feel strongly about weaving Te Reo into education, the workplace and within your whanau...

Jemma - Auckland - R10's reasons:...

Jemma - Auckland - R10's reasons:...

Jeannette - Whangarei - I am a New Zealander and I believe that all New Zealanders should be able to speak Te Reo...

Jeannette - Whangarei - I am a New Zealander and I believe that all New Zealanders should be able to speak Te Reo...

Jean - Whitianga - I'm in education and normalising te reo Māori is important for our tamariki...

Jean - Whitianga - I'm in education and normalising te reo Māori is important for our tamariki...

Jayne - Cambridge - I'm a proud New Zealander...

Jayne - Cambridge - I'm a proud New Zealander...

Jaylee - Invercargill - KIA ORA AI TE REO MAORI, KIA TAUTOKO TE KAUPAPA O TE REO MAORI...

Jaylee - Invercargill - KIA ORA AI TE REO MAORI, KIA TAUTOKO TE KAUPAPA O TE REO MAORI...

Jay - Auckland - To respect and nurture the Maori Culture and Language...

Jay - Auckland - To respect and nurture the Maori Culture and Language...

Jason - Wellington - Te Reo is a beautiful language and something so unique to NZ, its part of who I am, where I...

Jason - Wellington - Te Reo is a beautiful language and something so unique to NZ, its part of who I am, where I...

Jason - Hamilton - Personally te reo is the backbone ki te ao Maori...

Jason - Hamilton - Personally te reo is the backbone ki te ao Maori...

Jason - Christchurch - Its important for everyone to understand the history of their country and indigenous people...

Jason - Christchurch - Its important for everyone to understand the history of their country and indigenous people...

Jason - Auckland - It is the reo of the whenua...

Jason - Auckland - It is the reo of the whenua...

Jasmine - Napier - we doing it at work ...

Jasmine - Napier - we doing it at work ...

Jasmine - Auckland - So my baby and I can feel more confident and connected to who we are...

Jasmine - Auckland - So my baby and I can feel more confident and connected to who we are...

Jasmine - Auckland - We believe in the revitalisation of our reo Maori - we know that we play a part as individuals and...

Jasmine - Auckland - We believe in the revitalisation of our reo Maori - we know that we play a part as individuals and...

Jasmine - Auckland - It is important to be one in a million because Te Reo Maori belongs to our indigenous people and the...

Jasmine - Auckland - It is important to be one in a million because Te Reo Maori belongs to our indigenous people and the...

Jarrod - Hamilton - Te Reo Maori language is such a key to our culture, it is important that as New Zealanders we all...

Jarrod - Hamilton - Te Reo Maori language is such a key to our culture, it is important that as New Zealanders we all...

Janine - Otautahi - To make it ok to speck te reo maori...

Janine - Otautahi - To make it ok to speck te reo maori...

Janine - Lincoln - Te reo Maori is part of what makes me proud to be a kiwi...

Janine - Lincoln - Te reo Maori is part of what makes me proud to be a kiwi...

Janet - Otepoti - As a former kaiwhakaako (high school teacher of Maori and other languages) I see the pride young Maori develop as...

Janet - Otepoti - As a former kaiwhakaako (high school teacher of Maori and other languages) I see the pride young Maori develop as...

Janet - auckland - I wish to improve my understanding of the language and interact more with Te Reo...

Janet - auckland - I wish to improve my understanding of the language and interact more with Te Reo...

Jane - Wellington - I'm recapturing an important part of my heritage...

Jane - Wellington - I'm recapturing an important part of my heritage...

Jane - Hastings - Want to be included and inclusive with all our cultures...

Jane - Hastings - Want to be included and inclusive with all our cultures...

Jane - Auckland - Ko te reo te mauri o te mana Māori...

Jane - Auckland - Ko te reo te mauri o te mana Māori...

Jan - Waiheke Island - I'd love Aotearoa New Zealand to be truely bilingual for everyone one day...

Jan - Waiheke Island - I'd love Aotearoa New Zealand to be truely bilingual for everyone one day...

Jan - Christchurch - I am committed to being part of a bicultural Aotearoa and being able to participate in a bilingual way is...

Jan - Christchurch - I am committed to being part of a bicultural Aotearoa and being able to participate in a bilingual way is...

Jamie - Auckland - Language shapes worldview and culture - Reo Maori should be shaping our worldview as New Zealanders, there is much we...

Jamie - Auckland - Language shapes worldview and culture - Reo Maori should be shaping our worldview as New Zealanders, there is much we...

James - Palmerston North - Te Reo is a unique part of our national story, our past, our present and one way or another our...

James - Palmerston North - Te Reo is a unique part of our national story, our past, our present and one way or another our...

James - Hastings - I want my kids to know that the language is important...

James - Hastings - I want my kids to know that the language is important...

Jaleesa - Thames - To be able to speak in our reo and teach my tamariki our culture...

Jaleesa - Thames - To be able to speak in our reo and teach my tamariki our culture...

Jaki - Tauranga - I live in New Zealand and want to support the "life" of te reo...

Jaki - Tauranga - I live in New Zealand and want to support the "life" of te reo...

Jai - Rhode Island, USA - It’s important to me because my father never got to know or learn about the Māori side of his family...

Jai - Rhode Island, USA - It’s important to me because my father never got to know or learn about the Māori side of his family...

Jael - Hamilton - it’s who we are, we are our reo, our culture...

Jael - Hamilton - it’s who we are, we are our reo, our culture...

Jadene - Auckland - To learn more about the indigenous culture of NZ, to revitalize a language that was unjustly taken away from Maori...

Jadene - Auckland - To learn more about the indigenous culture of NZ, to revitalize a language that was unjustly taken away from Maori...

Jade - Oamaru - For me to be able to bring the languag into my workplace and inspire the children ...

Jade - Oamaru - For me to be able to bring the languag into my workplace and inspire the children ...

Jade - Auckland - It's the language of our indigenous peoples of Aotearoa, and it's a beautiful language!...

Jade - Auckland - It's the language of our indigenous peoples of Aotearoa, and it's a beautiful language!...

Jade - Auckland - Its important for myself and my whanau to learn our REO properly and understanding of tikanga...

Jade - Auckland - Its important for myself and my whanau to learn our REO properly and understanding of tikanga...

Jacqui - Hamilton - Celebrate being maori, reclaim our language for future generations...

Jacqui - Hamilton - Celebrate being maori, reclaim our language for future generations...

Jacqui - Dunedin - I am fairly new to this country, and want to learn about and participate in my new home...

Jacqui - Dunedin - I am fairly new to this country, and want to learn about and participate in my new home...

Jacqui - Auckland - Kia ora,...

Jacqui - Auckland - Kia ora,...

Jacob - Christchurch - Honour my ancestors...

Jacob - Christchurch - Honour my ancestors...

Jacob - Auckland - Te Reo is our nations language and we as a organisation look to honour and respect tangata whenua and Te...

Jacob - Auckland - Te Reo is our nations language and we as a organisation look to honour and respect tangata whenua and Te...

Jack - Auckland - Te Reo Māori makes New Zealand, and New Zealanders, unique...

Jack - Auckland - Te Reo Māori makes New Zealand, and New Zealanders, unique...

Izzie - Kerikeri - To enjoy the beauty of the reo...

Izzie - Kerikeri - To enjoy the beauty of the reo...

Isabelle - Auckland - Because i think it's important to learn maori ...

Isabelle - Auckland - Because i think it's important to learn maori ...

Irene - Otipoti - Photo of me Graduating from Lvl...

Irene - Otipoti - Photo of me Graduating from Lvl...

Iona - Auckland - Te reo is an important part of our culture and it is important that we strengthen our knowledge and grow...

Iona - Auckland - Te reo is an important part of our culture and it is important that we strengthen our knowledge and grow...

Ingrid - Timaru - It is important to learn and share te reo with the tamariki and their whanau that visit the library...

Ingrid - Timaru - It is important to learn and share te reo with the tamariki and their whanau that visit the library...

Indu - Christchurch - INTERESTED TO LEARN TE REO...

Indu - Christchurch - INTERESTED TO LEARN TE REO...

Imogen - Auckland - To teach my children the importance f learning Maori...

Imogen - Auckland - To teach my children the importance f learning Maori...

Ike - Raahui Pookeka - Ko te reo Maaori te reo tuuturu o ngooku tuupuna...

Ike - Raahui Pookeka - Ko te reo Maaori te reo tuuturu o ngooku tuupuna...

Hyeon Joo - Auckland - As an immigrant I think it's important to learn about Aotearoa as I live here, and am hoping to become...

Hyeon Joo - Auckland - As an immigrant I think it's important to learn about Aotearoa as I live here, and am hoping to become...

Hugh - Christchurch - fomo...

Hugh - Christchurch - fomo...

Hoturoa - Kawhia - Kia noho pumau to tatou reo ki tona whenua...

Hoturoa - Kawhia - Kia noho pumau to tatou reo ki tona whenua...

Horiana - Auckland - He waka eke noa...

Horiana - Auckland - He waka eke noa...

Hohipe - Kawakawa, Northland - Mo aku mokopuna!...

Hohipe - Kawakawa, Northland - Mo aku mokopuna!...

Hoana Joanne - Kaikohe - ...

Hoana Joanne - Kaikohe - ...

Hira - Auckland - I love that NZ is a multicultural country but I also can’t help but feel ripped off when I hear...

Hira - Auckland - I love that NZ is a multicultural country but I also can’t help but feel ripped off when I hear...

Hineatua - manurewa - Te Reo Rangatiria has many lessons and insights for all of us...

Hineatua - manurewa - Te Reo Rangatiria has many lessons and insights for all of us...

Hineana - Rotorua - The importance is providing students knowledge and opportunities to learn Te Reo Maori even if it be basics...

Hineana - Rotorua - The importance is providing students knowledge and opportunities to learn Te Reo Maori even if it be basics...

Hilary - Christchurch - It is part of what it means to be a New Zealander...

Hilary - Christchurch - It is part of what it means to be a New Zealander...

Hera - Ōtautahi - Mō tātou, ā, mō ka uri a muri ake nei...

Hera - Ōtautahi - Mō tātou, ā, mō ka uri a muri ake nei...

Hera - Kirikiriroa - Mo aku tamariki...

Hera - Kirikiriroa - Mo aku tamariki...

Hera - Bexley Sydney - Because it's is a part of me, who I am, that I have neglected n decided to attend to for...

Hera - Bexley Sydney - Because it's is a part of me, who I am, that I have neglected n decided to attend to for...

Henare Maia - Porirua - te reo Māori lets me express who I come from and what I value...

Henare Maia - Porirua - te reo Māori lets me express who I come from and what I value...

Hemi - Auckland - E hoa, ko te reo o nga matua...

Hemi - Auckland - E hoa, ko te reo o nga matua...

Helena - Auckland - It is important to me to take part in this journey as it will help me connect with my Maori...

Helena - Auckland - It is important to me to take part in this journey as it will help me connect with my Maori...

Helen - Wellington - Because I live in Aotearoa, its where my heart is...

Helen - Wellington - Because I live in Aotearoa, its where my heart is...

Helen - Wellington - As an educator and New Zealander it just seems right that te reo Māori is part of my and everyone's...

Helen - Wellington - As an educator and New Zealander it just seems right that te reo Māori is part of my and everyone's...

Helen - Nelson - The kindergarten community is committed to honoring Te Tiriti o Waitangi and continue to build our confidence and competence in...

Helen - Nelson - The kindergarten community is committed to honoring Te Tiriti o Waitangi and continue to build our confidence and competence in...

Helen - Greytown - Te Reo matters!...

Helen - Greytown - Te Reo matters!...

Helen - Blenheim - Because the Maori language is an important part not only for the Maori people but for New Zealand ...

Helen - Blenheim - Because the Maori language is an important part not only for the Maori people but for New Zealand ...

Helen - Blenheim - It is important to me because we should all be doing our part to upskill and make te reo a...

Helen - Blenheim - It is important to me because we should all be doing our part to upskill and make te reo a...

Helen - Auckland - To learn respect for Te Reo and continue our bicultural journey as a nation...

Helen - Auckland - To learn respect for Te Reo and continue our bicultural journey as a nation...

Helen - Auckland - I am not a NZ by birth, but feel this will be lost if we don't promote it for the...

Helen - Auckland - I am not a NZ by birth, but feel this will be lost if we don't promote it for the...

Hedwig - Wellington - Everyone can contribute to making Te Reo Māori a living language that is part of the culture in Aotearoa, so...

Hedwig - Wellington - Everyone can contribute to making Te Reo Māori a living language that is part of the culture in Aotearoa, so...

Heather - Whitianga - This is part of my journey to use te reo in my everyday language & life...

Heather - Whitianga - This is part of my journey to use te reo in my everyday language & life...

Heather - Whangārei - Beginning to learn te reo is one of the coolest things I have done and with this knowledge my understanding...

Heather - Whangārei - Beginning to learn te reo is one of the coolest things I have done and with this knowledge my understanding...

Heather - Manukau - To support the kaupapa...

Heather - Manukau - To support the kaupapa...

Heather - Auckland - Language is a beautiful triumph of humanity...

Heather - Auckland - Language is a beautiful triumph of humanity...

Hazel - Hamilton - I think it’s important to enrich and celebrate te reo and the Maori culture throughout Aotearoa!...

Hazel - Hamilton - I think it’s important to enrich and celebrate te reo and the Maori culture throughout Aotearoa!...

Hayleymay - Wellington - My why...

Hayleymay - Wellington - My why...