Te pae kōrero | Who's joined

There are many things that define New Zealanders and connect us to our home: and te reo Māori is one of them.

Everyone has their own reasons for wanting to learn te reo and see it become normalised and spoken nationwide. Explore them below and share your favourites to inspire others to get involved.


Add your 'why'

 

To keep it up!...

Our reo is apart of us...

It is important to me because its apart of me...

Important for all New Zealanders & to show respect for our first language...

The reason I want to take part because I love to tell learn about Maori culture and the history of...

To encourage me to want to learn and speak Te Reo...

Showing people that te reo Māori is not a foreign language and has been around 4 a very long time...

The reason its important for me to take part is because it is my culture and i would like to...

Because I believe that it is possible for Aotearoa to become a truly bicultural country...

I am proud of my heritage and wish to be more fluent in Te Reo Maori...

Kia whakapau kaha, kia tautoko i ngā whakaihu o nehe i para te huarahi ma tatou nga uri whakaheke...

I would like Te Reo Maori to be part of every day communication...

To learn Maori culture&language...

To ensure future generations continue to speak te reo, by normalising it in their world, and ultimately the rest of...

• I want to actively contribute to increasing the use of te reo and understanding of tikanga Māori...

Because this is NZ language and we should respect the people and their culture but also it would just be...

Nā te reo ahau i ora ai, māku hoki te reo e whakarauora...

Te reo is the first language of this land...

It's our national language and so few of us can speak it...

Te Reo is one of our two national languages, it is important that we can all speak it...

Kia ora to tatou reo...

Language and culture are inseparable...

Decolonizing myself and my space...

Upholding Te Reo language and recognising it as one of our national languages is important to me...

Every opportunity to learn a little more is great!...

Mō āku tamariki...

I grew up before Te Reo was taught in schools and I feel like I missed out...

I am an ECE kaiako and feel it is important to save te reo Maaori become strong again...

help us be more understanding and fluent...

Hei whakamana te reo, hei whakakaha te reo, hei whakaora tonu te reo!...

Te Reo Màori and Tikanga are both beautiful language and culture...

Even though I am not Moari I think it is important for all NZer's to know some Te Reo Maori...

Te reo Maori is an essential part of living in Aotearoa and respecting the culture of this wonderful land...

Te Reo is at the heart of our Community...

Learning another language Can open up a world of learning more...

Nga mihi,...

Ko te reo Maori te tahūhu o te matauranga Maori...

Kōrero te reo māori is our taonga to use today ...

its important to learn the language relevant to New Zealand...

Kiwis should feel proud of their country's history!...

It's important to me because it's bout time I learn my language an teach an learn with my son ...

I am maori...

I have Maori ancestry that I feel connected to and I would like my son to have more of an...

We need to come together to keep t the Maori language alive...

To celebrate and support te reo Maori, to learn and to connect...

It's my birthright...

I want te reo Māori to be recognised more and support it being used naturally in Aotearoa...

Because I live in NZ and I want to aknowledge the culture here...

My moko are Māori and as a pākeha nanni it is my responsibility to keep up my own reo Māori...

I am very interested in learning some Maori...

I believe that it is important for migrants or children if migrants to learn about the culture of the country...

To keep the Maori language strong...

Important for me as a kid that went to kura kaupapa to continue my journey learning and teaching- to normalize...

Kia whakamaumahara i ahau me toku whanau ki te whakamahia i te reo, kei ngaro pera i te moa...

Te reo Māori is our cultural taonga and by speaking it I support it to grow...

cause my teacher says so ...

The Māori language is rich and beautiful and expresses a world view that is and needs to be part of...

Because I have children who are part Maori and I want them to be proud of their culture and have...

I believe it is important to learn and speak Maori to get immersed in the culture and gain an understanding...

Keeping te reo māori alive...

We're part of Aotearoa, of which te reo Māori is an official and spiritual language...

My daughter is Maori and it is important for us to recognize this and empower her to be proud of...

Kia kaha tatou ki te korero ki te whakaako i te reo maori, kia ora ai te reo ki roto...

I am part Maori and part Samoan, so I think it's important not to forget this so I can ensure...

Kei te hiahia au ki te whakapai ake i taku reo me te tautoko i te iwi...

I grew up in New Zealand as a Pakeha, I learnt Te Reo through school, but I wish I alway...

I am not Maori...

I'm keen to support it, and good numbers will encourage others ...

Kei te ako tonu au i te reo Māori, heoi anō, ka marama au me tikanga, kaupapa, i te reo...

I am wanting to become more aware and would love to learn this beautiful language...

To promote Te Reo amongst my akonga and for them to see it as a language which can be used...

The greater number of te reo speakers in Aotearoa, the greater the understanding between cultures here...

I want my the Māori language to live on for my generation and for future generations...

Hei whakanuia i tō tātou reo Māori...

Ki te hapai ki te whakarauora ai i te reo...

To feel stronger, confident and belong...

My love for my hapū, marae, maunga, awa, papkāinga, tūpuna and whānau drives me...

Because I am Maori, I live at home next to my marae and under the shadows of my maunga...

to show that I care for the Moari culture...

My Grandparents were stripped away their right to speak Te Reo which then went down to my parents skipped me...

Te Reo Māori is a beautiful language, unique to Aotearoa...

A way for me to connect with my home and fellow Kiwi's and learn more about the Maori culture and...

I want to encourage using te reo as everyday language...

It is important for our tamariki to learn about an official language of Aotearoa...

To preserve the language and culture is important to me...

Te reo Māori is the language of our native people/ancestors which is important to keep alive...

"He Taonga Tuku Iho!...

Recognising the culture of our homeland and shared history ...

For my children, I want to role model the desire to live in a more inclusive NZ...

We are choosing to make te reo Maori more normalised in our school community where children are exposed to it...

Ko te reo te mauri o te mana Māori...

Who would have thought!...

Keep our Te reo alive...

Show the respect to Te Reo Maori...

Nā runga anō i taku raukuratanga e tika ana kia whai wā ki te kōrero, ki te tautoko i tēnei...

To help raise awareness for our language and culture...

To keep Te Reo alive and to acknowledge our heritage, which includes this beautiful language...

It's important because we need to acknowledge and pay respect to Tangata Whenua...

I want to be able to learn to pronounce places correctly and understand some of the meaning behind the names...