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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waimaria - Moerewa - I love hearing people speak te reo and always shy away from learning it myself...

waimaria - Moerewa - I love hearing people speak te reo and always shy away from learning it myself...

Wagner - Rio de Janeiro - I think ancient languages and tūpuna have so much to tell and teach as humans, no matter what part of...

Wagner - Rio de Janeiro - I think ancient languages and tūpuna have so much to tell and teach as humans, no matter what part of...

Vivienne - Auckland - My mum and her whānau were punished at school for speaking Te Reo which was brutal considering that was all...

Vivienne - Auckland - My mum and her whānau were punished at school for speaking Te Reo which was brutal considering that was all...

Vivien - Dresden - Because it's important to keep traditional languages alive and I'd like to encourage younger people to learn Maori...

Vivien - Dresden - Because it's important to keep traditional languages alive and I'd like to encourage younger people to learn Maori...

vita - northcote - kause...

vita - northcote - kause...

Vishal - Te Whanganui-a-tara - Te reo should be used everywhere...

Vishal - Te Whanganui-a-tara - Te reo should be used everywhere...

Virginia - Te Atatu Sth - It's an important part of being a New Zealander...

Virginia - Te Atatu Sth - It's an important part of being a New Zealander...

Viki - Auckland - It's important for me to take part because I live in NZ where Maori is an official language...

Viki - Auckland - It's important for me to take part because I live in NZ where Maori is an official language...

Victoria - Wellington - As a Maori in Aotearoa/NZ this is an important part of everyday life ...

Victoria - Wellington - As a Maori in Aotearoa/NZ this is an important part of everyday life ...

Victoria - Tauranga - I think the Maori language is beautiful and I think it's important that all children learn the basics at school,...

Victoria - Tauranga - I think the Maori language is beautiful and I think it's important that all children learn the basics at school,...

Victoria - Christchurch - To connect with the people, land and language of Aotearoas ancestors...

Victoria - Christchurch - To connect with the people, land and language of Aotearoas ancestors...

Vesi - Upper Hutt - I respect Maori people as tangata whenua of this land and the language as their identity and taonga just l...

Vesi - Upper Hutt - I respect Maori people as tangata whenua of this land and the language as their identity and taonga just l...

Verbinia - Palmerston North - I would love to speak te reo...

Verbinia - Palmerston North - I would love to speak te reo...

Vanessa - Martinborough - Because I am Māori and I work in the Māori freshwater space...

Vanessa - Martinborough - Because I am Māori and I work in the Māori freshwater space...

Vanessa - Auckland - Having pride in one of our official languages of Aoteoroa...

Vanessa - Auckland - Having pride in one of our official languages of Aoteoroa...

Valerio - Auckland - Recognising that the Maori language is the language and culture of the Country I live in...

Valerio - Auckland - Recognising that the Maori language is the language and culture of the Country I live in...

Val - Hamilton - The Reo is a part of who I am, it is our history, it is the first language for our...

Val - Hamilton - The Reo is a part of who I am, it is our history, it is the first language for our...

Ute - Papamoa - I want to learn more te reo and really like this idea...

Ute - Papamoa - I want to learn more te reo and really like this idea...

Ursula - Kaitaia - Because we need to enhance Te Reo Maori more in our country...

Ursula - Kaitaia - Because we need to enhance Te Reo Maori more in our country...

Uenukuterangihoka - Whakatāne - Sir James Henare- the language is the core of our Māori culture and mana...

Uenukuterangihoka - Whakatāne - Sir James Henare- the language is the core of our Māori culture and mana...

Tyler - Dunedin - I am taking part because I want to make a change...

Tyler - Dunedin - I am taking part because I want to make a change...

Turuhira - Whanganui - Hei whakanuia i tōku reo, i tōku tuakiri ...

Turuhira - Whanganui - Hei whakanuia i tōku reo, i tōku tuakiri ...

Tupu - Auckland - WE want to encourage our tamariki to learn maori and be part of a movement...

Tupu - Auckland - WE want to encourage our tamariki to learn maori and be part of a movement...

Tui - Hamilton - Because I was not brought up with the reo and am a grandmother,great grandmother and no longer want to feel...

Tui - Hamilton - Because I was not brought up with the reo and am a grandmother,great grandmother and no longer want to feel...

Trudy - Lower Hutt - The best way to preserve our beautiful indigenous languages is to learn it and use it, every day...

Trudy - Lower Hutt - The best way to preserve our beautiful indigenous languages is to learn it and use it, every day...

Trudy - Christchurch - To be apart of the kaupapa to celebrate our language ...

Trudy - Christchurch - To be apart of the kaupapa to celebrate our language ...

Trudy - Ki Te Ako tonu i Te reo maori...

Trudy - Ki Te Ako tonu i Te reo maori...

Tristan - Mount Maunganui - It's an important part of calling Aotearoa home and, as a Pakeha, it helps me to connect to, respect and...

Tristan - Mount Maunganui - It's an important part of calling Aotearoa home and, as a Pakeha, it helps me to connect to, respect and...

Trisha - dunedin - To help them celebrate maori...

Trisha - dunedin - To help them celebrate maori...

Trish - Wellington - I've recently started to learn te reo and have only just realised how much this means to my sense of...

Trish - Wellington - I've recently started to learn te reo and have only just realised how much this means to my sense of...

trish - hastings - it is important to me to take part as i am of Maori decent and I have a passion for...

trish - hastings - it is important to me to take part as i am of Maori decent and I have a passion for...

Trish - Gisborne - Te Reo Maori is a taonga and a beautiful gift to be honoured...

Trish - Gisborne - Te Reo Maori is a taonga and a beautiful gift to be honoured...

Trevor - Ngāmotu - Me akona i te reo Māori i roto i Aotearoa!...

Trevor - Ngāmotu - Me akona i te reo Māori i roto i Aotearoa!...

Trcia - Wellington - To actively participate in being a New Zealander ...

Trcia - Wellington - To actively participate in being a New Zealander ...

Travis - Ōtaki - Just keen to learn...

Travis - Ōtaki - Just keen to learn...

Tracy - Tauranga - Because I am Maori and we need to celebrate that every day not just one week of the year :)...

Tracy - Tauranga - Because I am Maori and we need to celebrate that every day not just one week of the year :)...

Tracy - perth. Australia - To pass on my knowlegde to my son make sure hes grows up with the same guildlines and respect for...

Tracy - perth. Australia - To pass on my knowlegde to my son make sure hes grows up with the same guildlines and respect for...

Tracey - Tauranga - I've very proud to be a New Zealander and learning about Māori culture (of which te reo is key) is...

Tracey - Tauranga - I've very proud to be a New Zealander and learning about Māori culture (of which te reo is key) is...

Tracey - Ngaruawahia - This is important as it is part of...

Tracey - Ngaruawahia - This is important as it is part of...

Tracee - Christchurch - Because as a Maori...

Tracee - Christchurch - Because as a Maori...

TOTally Kids Early Childhood Centre - Auckland - We are in partnership with Te tiriti O Waitangi , it is important for it to be a art of...

TOTally Kids Early Childhood Centre - Auckland - We are in partnership with Te tiriti O Waitangi , it is important for it to be a art of...

Tosca - Whanganui-a-Tara - To whakanui the reo...

Tosca - Whanganui-a-Tara - To whakanui the reo...

Tori - Taamaki Makaurau - Doing my part to ensure our Ao survives for our mokopuna...

Tori - Taamaki Makaurau - Doing my part to ensure our Ao survives for our mokopuna...

Tony - Maketu - I have the time now to learn...

Tony - Maketu - I have the time now to learn...

Toni - Wellington - Kia whakanuia te Reo Māori!...

Toni - Wellington - Kia whakanuia te Reo Māori!...

Toni - Waikanae - I am maori women working in a cultural whanau worker role...

Toni - Waikanae - I am maori women working in a cultural whanau worker role...

Toni - Waiheke Island - I believe that learning te reo Māori is the most important way that pākehā and other ethnicities can build deep...

Toni - Waiheke Island - I believe that learning te reo Māori is the most important way that pākehā and other ethnicities can build deep...

Toni - Auckland - Kia kaha te reo!...

Toni - Auckland - Kia kaha te reo!...

Tom - Morrinsville - So that I can learn the National language of New Zealand...

Tom - Morrinsville - So that I can learn the National language of New Zealand...

Tokowha - Manukau - Ki te pupuritia tonu tenei taonga o taatou...

Tokowha - Manukau - Ki te pupuritia tonu tenei taonga o taatou...

Toby - Hamilton - So I can help show my children that it can be easy to use some Reo in everyday life...

Toby - Hamilton - So I can help show my children that it can be easy to use some Reo in everyday life...

Tirita - Our whanau list our identity...

Tirita - Our whanau list our identity...

Tinaka - Napier - Efforts to keep Te Reo growing...

Tinaka - Napier - Efforts to keep Te Reo growing...

Tina - Hamilton - Have a basic grasp of the language...

Tina - Hamilton - Have a basic grasp of the language...

Tina - Christchurch - I would like to see te reo Maori be more widely accepted and used in NZ - as our national...

Tina - Christchurch - I would like to see te reo Maori be more widely accepted and used in NZ - as our national...

Tina - Auckland - Have been waiting for this to come since the mid 1980s when I first learned te reo...

Tina - Auckland - Have been waiting for this to come since the mid 1980s when I first learned te reo...

Tim - Te Whanganui a Tara - New Zealand is a unique place with a unique culture...

Tim - Te Whanganui a Tara - New Zealand is a unique place with a unique culture...

Tim - Te Papa-i-Oea - I want to show respect to our founding culture and the best way I can do that is learn more...

Tim - Te Papa-i-Oea - I want to show respect to our founding culture and the best way I can do that is learn more...

Tim - Hamilton - I'd love for Te Reo to become more of a staple of NZ's everyday dialect...

Tim - Hamilton - I'd love for Te Reo to become more of a staple of NZ's everyday dialect...

Tim - Auckland - Te Reo Māori is a national taonga, and I want to actively participate in the celebration of te reo Māori...

Tim - Auckland - Te Reo Māori is a national taonga, and I want to actively participate in the celebration of te reo Māori...

Tilomai - Wellington - I've always wanted to speak Te Reo fluently...

Tilomai - Wellington - I've always wanted to speak Te Reo fluently...

Tiere - Auckland - Te Ao Maori is woven into the cultural fabric of who we are and everything we do...

Tiere - Auckland - Te Ao Maori is woven into the cultural fabric of who we are and everything we do...

Tianna - Auckland - To keep Te Reo Māori alive & to appreciate the culture indigenous to this land...

Tianna - Auckland - To keep Te Reo Māori alive & to appreciate the culture indigenous to this land...

Tia - Hamilton - To learn more about my whakapapa...

Tia - Hamilton - To learn more about my whakapapa...

Thomas - Otaki - Te Ao Māori is beautiful and as a Pākehā we have done a lot of damage to it...

Thomas - Otaki - Te Ao Māori is beautiful and as a Pākehā we have done a lot of damage to it...

Theresa - Auckland - I am a Niuean born in Aotearoa and I feel so connected to the people, to the land, the love...

Theresa - Auckland - I am a Niuean born in Aotearoa and I feel so connected to the people, to the land, the love...

Theo - Rolleston - Because my teacher made me, i mean told me this was happening...

Theo - Rolleston - Because my teacher made me, i mean told me this was happening...

Tessa - Blenheim - When you learn a language, you also learn about the culture of that language—it's important to preserve our te reo...

Tessa - Blenheim - When you learn a language, you also learn about the culture of that language—it's important to preserve our te reo...

Tess - Christchurch - Because te reo Māori is a living language and we need to be using it as much as possible, especially...

Tess - Christchurch - Because te reo Māori is a living language and we need to be using it as much as possible, especially...

Terrence - Whakatāne - Awhi tamariki ...

Terrence - Whakatāne - Awhi tamariki ...

Teringamau Angel - Tauranga - No te mea ka whai mokopuna ahau...

Teringamau Angel - Tauranga - No te mea ka whai mokopuna ahau...

Teresa - Ashhurst - We love using Maori in our daily language and learning about Papatunuku...

Teresa - Ashhurst - We love using Maori in our daily language and learning about Papatunuku...

Terence - Auckland - to help build our movement for Reo inclusion for our entire society...

Terence - Auckland - to help build our movement for Reo inclusion for our entire society...

Terangianiwaniwa - Hawkes Bay - Because I had no choice...

Terangianiwaniwa - Hawkes Bay - Because I had no choice...

Teone - Hastings - To nurture our reo so that it may flourish for many generations to come...

Teone - Hastings - To nurture our reo so that it may flourish for many generations to come...

Teneti - Te Reo is our national language and I need to learn more ...

Teneti - Te Reo is our national language and I need to learn more ...

Teina - Auckland - Always keen to Tautoko Kaupapa Maori, Tu Maori Mai 👀...

Teina - Auckland - Always keen to Tautoko Kaupapa Maori, Tu Maori Mai 👀...

Ted - Hamilton - #Samestorydifferentva'a...

Ted - Hamilton - #Samestorydifferentva'a...

Te Runui - Tokoroa - BECAUSE...

Te Runui - Tokoroa - BECAUSE...

Te Rauhui - Patea - Soak in all the knowledge ...

Te Rauhui - Patea - Soak in all the knowledge ...

Te Rangimarie - Taumarunui - It's who I am, a King Country born and breed, Tapu Toa Wahine!...

Te Rangimarie - Taumarunui - It's who I am, a King Country born and breed, Tapu Toa Wahine!...

Te Rangi - Kaikohe - Te reo is our language & we should all learn it...

Te Rangi - Kaikohe - Te reo is our language & we should all learn it...

Te Puni - Wellington - Te Puni Kōkiri is a proud partner in the Maihi Karauna...

Te Puni - Wellington - Te Puni Kōkiri is a proud partner in the Maihi Karauna...

Te Mahara - Wellington - because we owe it to our ancestors and to our future generations to learn!...

Te Mahara - Wellington - because we owe it to our ancestors and to our future generations to learn!...

Te Kowhai - Hamilton - Ko te reo te mauri o te Mana Māori...

Te Kowhai - Hamilton - Ko te reo te mauri o te Mana Māori...

Te Kanawa - Ōtorohanga - We would like to learn everday Te Reo words that we can use at the workshop...

Te Kanawa - Ōtorohanga - We would like to learn everday Te Reo words that we can use at the workshop...

Te Kōrari - Tāmaki Makaurau - To learn, teach and pass on Te Reo Māori to everyone in Aotearoa and beyond...

Te Kōrari - Tāmaki Makaurau - To learn, teach and pass on Te Reo Māori to everyone in Aotearoa and beyond...

Te Ata - Hamilton - My children...

Te Ata - Hamilton - My children...

Te Aroa - Te Kuiti - Kia haapai i te oranga tonutanga o too taatou reo...

Te Aroa - Te Kuiti - Kia haapai i te oranga tonutanga o too taatou reo...

Te Aniwa - Auckland - The language will be lost if we wait too long andmy mokos will need it, more than I do, I...

Te Aniwa - Auckland - The language will be lost if we wait too long andmy mokos will need it, more than I do, I...

Taylah - Papamoa - Na taku aroha ki tōku reo te take!...

Taylah - Papamoa - Na taku aroha ki tōku reo te take!...

Tayla - Melbourne - I want to discover my sense of identity, and feel closer to my ancestry, my whanau...

Tayla - Melbourne - I want to discover my sense of identity, and feel closer to my ancestry, my whanau...

Tawhai - Wellington - Te reo Māori is a national language of Aotearoa and every person in this country should be able to speak...

Tawhai - Wellington - Te reo Māori is a national language of Aotearoa and every person in this country should be able to speak...

Tanya - Wellington - It's important for me to take part and actively engage and promote the use of reo Māori in the workplace...

Tanya - Wellington - It's important for me to take part and actively engage and promote the use of reo Māori in the workplace...

Tanya - Christchurch - To celebrate and experience joy through using one of our national languages, a language that is connected to our people,...

Tanya - Christchurch - To celebrate and experience joy through using one of our national languages, a language that is connected to our people,...

Tanya - Auckland - I learn te reo Māori as it was the first human language of our whenua...

Tanya - Auckland - I learn te reo Māori as it was the first human language of our whenua...

Tania - Maeroa - Mai mai te reo ketekete i te whenua, te reo au i ngā pūkerekere hau, te reo kaha i te...

Tania - Maeroa - Mai mai te reo ketekete i te whenua, te reo au i ngā pūkerekere hau, te reo kaha i te...

Tangiwai - Tokoroa - Nōku te reo, nō ōku tūpuna ki au, ki aku tamariki...

Tangiwai - Tokoroa - Nōku te reo, nō ōku tūpuna ki au, ki aku tamariki...

Tamsin - Auckland - Because I care about our nation and our culture...

Tamsin - Auckland - Because I care about our nation and our culture...

Tamia - Wellington - Because it’s my kaupapa...

Tamia - Wellington - Because it’s my kaupapa...