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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Krystal - Raglan -

Kia kaha te reo Māori!

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Krystal - Raglan -

Kia kaha te reo Māori!

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moira - otautahi -

love being in te ao maori I don't have a lot of involvement with te ao maori, but my wairua...

moira - otautahi -

love being in te ao maori I don't have a lot of involvement with te ao maori, but my wairua...

Shamima - Tauranga -

We want to be part of this movement to raise awareness of the language to our children and their whanau...

Shamima - Tauranga -

We want to be part of this movement to raise awareness of the language to our children and their whanau...

Olivia - Christchurch -

I think it is important to use the native language of Aotearoa as often as I can so the tamariki...

Olivia - Christchurch -

I think it is important to use the native language of Aotearoa as often as I can so the tamariki...

Shane - Napier -

I think the more we do things like this, the more we normalise the reo...

Shane - Napier -

I think the more we do things like this, the more we normalise the reo...

Joe - Wellington -

Because Maori is a important part of this country and it needs to be more widely known

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Joe - Wellington -

Because Maori is a important part of this country and it needs to be more widely known

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Andrea - Tauranga -

Even though I have been unable to speak the reo, I want to support this kaupapa...

Andrea - Tauranga -

Even though I have been unable to speak the reo, I want to support this kaupapa...

Jo - Christchurch -

As a preschool whanau we are working really hard to improve our use of te reo Māori in order to...

Jo - Christchurch -

As a preschool whanau we are working really hard to improve our use of te reo Māori in order to...

Theresa - Palmerston North -

My children are maori and fijian and it believe its appropriate that i learn more and take it in and...

Theresa - Palmerston North -

My children are maori and fijian and it believe its appropriate that i learn more and take it in and...

Sophie - Hastings -

Keep our language alive It is an official language of NZ We have been learning some reo

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Sophie - Hastings -

Keep our language alive It is an official language of NZ We have been learning some reo

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Emily - Mangere -

As a teacher in this country, I want to make sure that I am respecting the Tangata Whenua and te...

Emily - Mangere -

As a teacher in this country, I want to make sure that I am respecting the Tangata Whenua and te...

Jane - Gisborne -

Because growing up my father who is fluent in te reo never taught us as when he was young it...

Jane - Gisborne -

Because growing up my father who is fluent in te reo never taught us as when he was young it...

Wes - Victoria -

Cuz my friend told me to

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Wes - Victoria -

Cuz my friend told me to

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Ricky - Lower Hutt -

Commitment to Maori - one of our organisations core values...

Ricky - Lower Hutt -

Commitment to Maori - one of our organisations core values...

Pearl - Auckland -

As a pakeha, it is important for me to stand for and empower the language of Aotearoa...

Pearl - Auckland -

As a pakeha, it is important for me to stand for and empower the language of Aotearoa...

Julia - Auckland -

To be part of our team of 5 million and learn more about our native language

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Julia - Auckland -

To be part of our team of 5 million and learn more about our native language

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Abigail - Wellington -

My eyes have been well and truly opened to the opportunities for NZ to treat Te Ao Maori as the...

Abigail - Wellington -

My eyes have been well and truly opened to the opportunities for NZ to treat Te Ao Maori as the...

Di - Wairoa -

I enjoy Waiata and have been part of a group for several years...

Di - Wairoa -

I enjoy Waiata and have been part of a group for several years...

Nadine - Milton -

It's important to me to take part and celebrate our ataahua language and encourage people to feel comfortable in having...

Nadine - Milton -

It's important to me to take part and celebrate our ataahua language and encourage people to feel comfortable in having...

Bev - Blenheim -

kia ora e hoa ma I have been interested in learning te reo Maori for over 30 years...

Bev - Blenheim -

kia ora e hoa ma I have been interested in learning te reo Maori for over 30 years...

toni - tamaki makarau -

because I value and want to tautoko the renaissance of te reo maori here in Aotearoa

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toni - tamaki makarau -

because I value and want to tautoko the renaissance of te reo maori here in Aotearoa

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Tohaline - Auckland -

Culture shapes our identity and influences our behaviors...

Tohaline - Auckland -

Culture shapes our identity and influences our behaviors...

Kathryn - Hamilton -

I am trying to broaden my knowledge and understanding to help support my relationships and cultural understanding better...

Kathryn - Hamilton -

I am trying to broaden my knowledge and understanding to help support my relationships and cultural understanding better...

Ruby - Ōtepoti -

After having our culture almost fully taken away from us, I believe that it is so important for us to...

Ruby - Ōtepoti -

After having our culture almost fully taken away from us, I believe that it is so important for us to...

Gemma - Ashburton - I believe that all kiwis should embrace the history and culture of our nation...

Gemma - Ashburton - I believe that all kiwis should embrace the history and culture of our nation...

Elizabeth - Rotorua -

This is important as Te Reo was neglected for many years but we can all be part of the journey...

Elizabeth - Rotorua -

This is important as Te Reo was neglected for many years but we can all be part of the journey...

Leanne - wellington -

This needs to become a mainstream language

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Leanne - wellington -

This needs to become a mainstream language

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Laura - Auckland -

It's the first and native language of Aotearoa and my husband and kids are Māori...

Laura - Auckland -

It's the first and native language of Aotearoa and my husband and kids are Māori...

Mary - Christchurch -

It's so important to keep the language alive for the future...

Mary - Christchurch -

It's so important to keep the language alive for the future...

Awhina - Porirua -

For my tamariki ❤️❤️

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Awhina - Porirua -

For my tamariki ❤️❤️

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Debbie - Otautahi -

Signing up is the new way to show support for te reo with our fingers instead of our feet -...

Debbie - Otautahi -

Signing up is the new way to show support for te reo with our fingers instead of our feet -...

Ariana - Northland -

He mea mīharo tō tātou reo, tō tātou ahurea...

Ariana - Northland -

He mea mīharo tō tātou reo, tō tātou ahurea...

Anna - Wellington -

I want to understand more about the Maori culture and I think learning some basics of the language is a...

Anna - Wellington -

I want to understand more about the Maori culture and I think learning some basics of the language is a...

laura - Gore -

This is our culture and our heritage!

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laura - Gore -

This is our culture and our heritage!

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Abraham - Whakatāne -

Because there are not enough words in my vocabulary to say what I want to say...

Abraham - Whakatāne -

Because there are not enough words in my vocabulary to say what I want to say...

Yasmin - Auckland -

Ka aroha ahau ki te ako i te reo māori...

Yasmin - Auckland -

Ka aroha ahau ki te ako i te reo māori...

Monica - Wellington -

Because Te Reo is Aotearoa official language and as a New Zealander we all have the obligation to learn and...

Monica - Wellington -

Because Te Reo is Aotearoa official language and as a New Zealander we all have the obligation to learn and...

Gillian - Taupo -

To support the people who i work with

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Gillian - Taupo -

To support the people who i work with

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Francis - Auckland -

New Zealand is home...

Francis - Auckland -

New Zealand is home...

Julie - Stratford -

I have always had an interest in the Maori culture/language...

Julie - Stratford -

I have always had an interest in the Maori culture/language...

Te Aomihia - Gisborne -

He taonga tuku iho mai i o tātou Matua tipuna...

Te Aomihia - Gisborne -

He taonga tuku iho mai i o tātou Matua tipuna...

Ani - Rotorua -

Learn my reo and be confident in it

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Ani - Rotorua -

Learn my reo and be confident in it

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Te Kōpū Mānia o Kirikiriroa Marae - Kirikiriroa -

Kia kaha te reo Māori!

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Te Kōpū Mānia o Kirikiriroa Marae - Kirikiriroa -

Kia kaha te reo Māori!

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Chris - Palmerston North -

My reason to participate in the Te Reo Maori moment is so that it can increase my understanding of Te...

Chris - Palmerston North -

My reason to participate in the Te Reo Maori moment is so that it can increase my understanding of Te...

Ken - Northland -

I just like to support my Maoritanga 🤙

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Ken - Northland -

I just like to support my Maoritanga 🤙

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Rihi - Napier -

My Moko attends Kura and I would like to support her learning and mine

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Rihi - Napier -

My Moko attends Kura and I would like to support her learning and mine

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Maioha - Palmerston North -

Ko taku tamāhine te tino take e āta whai ana awau i te ara o te reo Māori...

Maioha - Palmerston North -

Ko taku tamāhine te tino take e āta whai ana awau i te ara o te reo Māori...

Nic - Wellington -

Because we cannot afford to lose this beautiful language...

Nic - Wellington -

Because we cannot afford to lose this beautiful language...

Margaret - Pokeno -

Fascinated with Maori culture and the similarity with my own culture...

Margaret - Pokeno -

Fascinated with Maori culture and the similarity with my own culture...

Dorotrhy - Tamaki makaurau -

Te Reo Maori is an official language of Aotearoa and has never been valued as such...

Dorotrhy - Tamaki makaurau -

Te Reo Maori is an official language of Aotearoa and has never been valued as such...

Karyn - Auckland -

To keep our language alive for future generations of NZers

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Karyn - Auckland -

To keep our language alive for future generations of NZers

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Kowhai aroha - Waipukurau -

Because its apart of me and it's really important to acknowledge and hold fast to our Maori identity...

Kowhai aroha - Waipukurau -

Because its apart of me and it's really important to acknowledge and hold fast to our Maori identity...

Karen - christchurch -

It will be good for them to know that lots of people across NZ are taking part...

Karen - christchurch -

It will be good for them to know that lots of people across NZ are taking part...

Olivia - Te Aro -

Te Reo Māori is such a beautiful and welcoming language that everyone should have the opportunity to learn and immerse...

Olivia - Te Aro -

Te Reo Māori is such a beautiful and welcoming language that everyone should have the opportunity to learn and immerse...

Natasha - Auckland -

Because Māori are the true caretakers and governors of this land and we need to honour them and the treaty

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Natasha - Auckland -

Because Māori are the true caretakers and governors of this land and we need to honour them and the treaty

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Taylah - Te Whanganui-a-tara -

Te Reo Maori is apart of New Zealand and we need to do out part to keep it that way...

Taylah - Te Whanganui-a-tara -

Te Reo Maori is apart of New Zealand and we need to do out part to keep it that way...

deanna - tauranga -

I am a maori and wish I could speak the language so I can teach my kids

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deanna - tauranga -

I am a maori and wish I could speak the language so I can teach my kids

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Kathleen - Arrowtown -

We are trying to embrace the beauty of the Māori language in our team and wish to deepen our awareness...

Kathleen - Arrowtown -

We are trying to embrace the beauty of the Māori language in our team and wish to deepen our awareness...

Jason - Waimakariri -

Te Reo Māori is a taonga, and Te Wiki o Te Reo Māori is the highlight of year at Waimakariri...

Jason - Waimakariri -

Te Reo Māori is a taonga, and Te Wiki o Te Reo Māori is the highlight of year at Waimakariri...

Ricky - Auckland -

It's important to me and in memory of my tupuna that our reo continues to be spoken and thrives in...

Ricky - Auckland -

It's important to me and in memory of my tupuna that our reo continues to be spoken and thrives in...

Haimona - Rotorua -

Ko te Reo te poutawha e iri ai nga taonga a Kui ma, a Koro ma

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Haimona - Rotorua -

Ko te Reo te poutawha e iri ai nga taonga a Kui ma, a Koro ma

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Doug - Palmerston North -

To normalise Te Reo me ona tikanga within the hospital...

Doug - Palmerston North -

To normalise Te Reo me ona tikanga within the hospital...

Stacey - Lower Hutt -

I think we need to learn this beautiful language...

Stacey - Lower Hutt -

I think we need to learn this beautiful language...

maurice - Auckland -

Keep the language alive...

maurice - Auckland -

Keep the language alive...

Kirsten - Wellington -

We all live together in this beautiful country and we all have a responsibility to normalise the use of te...

Kirsten - Wellington -

We all live together in this beautiful country and we all have a responsibility to normalise the use of te...

Hayleigh - Chch -

Its important because i want the reo to carry on through numerous generations

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Hayleigh - Chch -

Its important because i want the reo to carry on through numerous generations

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Vee - Northland -

Doing our bit to keep the Reo alive...

Vee - Northland -

Doing our bit to keep the Reo alive...

mauri - chch -

to encourage people who dont know maori to learn maori

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mauri - chch -

to encourage people who dont know maori to learn maori

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Cambell - Otautahi -

Kia kaha te reo Māori!

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Cambell - Otautahi -

Kia kaha te reo Māori!

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Malia - Christchurch -

My teacher told me to do it...

Malia - Christchurch -

My teacher told me to do it...

Joyleen - Ahuriri -

I feel that since I have started here being 3 years ago, I am being approached of how to pronounce...

Joyleen - Ahuriri -

I feel that since I have started here being 3 years ago, I am being approached of how to pronounce...

Alicia - Brisbane -

Because preserving and sharing the te reo language is paramount...

Alicia - Brisbane -

Because preserving and sharing the te reo language is paramount...

Debbie - Hamilton -

Celebrate this beautiful language

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Debbie - Hamilton -

Celebrate this beautiful language

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Kate - Christchurch -

I want to be apart of this because I want to spread the maori language because it is important to...

Kate - Christchurch -

I want to be apart of this because I want to spread the maori language because it is important to...

Genevieve - Burrum River -

I have been to New Zealand a few times and everyone was really nice and friendly, I would love to...

Genevieve - Burrum River -

I have been to New Zealand a few times and everyone was really nice and friendly, I would love to...

Andrew - Whanganui -

te reo Maori is the language of our nation and I don't know it or speak it

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Andrew - Whanganui -

te reo Maori is the language of our nation and I don't know it or speak it

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Deanna - Adelaide SA Australia -

My daughter is Māori and it's so important that her culture and language are protected and used...

Deanna - Adelaide SA Australia -

My daughter is Māori and it's so important that her culture and language are protected and used...

Holly - Christchurch New Zealand -

To be involved and remember the importance of the Reo as a community

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Holly - Christchurch New Zealand -

To be involved and remember the importance of the Reo as a community

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Chase - Rotorua -

Its my identity, culture and who I am...

Chase - Rotorua -

Its my identity, culture and who I am...

Rachel - Christchurch -

Learning Te Reo Māori as a Pakeha is much more than just new words and grammar structures, it’s a doorway...

Rachel - Christchurch -

Learning Te Reo Māori as a Pakeha is much more than just new words and grammar structures, it’s a doorway...

Raina - Christchurch -

Although I am Maori, I was not brought up with the Reo...

Raina - Christchurch -

Although I am Maori, I was not brought up with the Reo...

Gabby - Auckland -

As a person of Maori descent, I'd like to do my part to ensure the language is celebrated and doesn't...

Gabby - Auckland -

As a person of Maori descent, I'd like to do my part to ensure the language is celebrated and doesn't...

Kararaina - Te Araroa -

Kia Ora te reo!

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Kararaina - Te Araroa -

Kia Ora te reo!

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Nikita - Napier -

To honour my tipuna and give me the confidence to speak Te Reo Maori regularly...

Nikita - Napier -

To honour my tipuna and give me the confidence to speak Te Reo Maori regularly...

Marino - Waipukurau -

Because I love my language and culture and want my family to enjoy the same feeing I do!

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Marino - Waipukurau -

Because I love my language and culture and want my family to enjoy the same feeing I do!

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Che'elle - Napier -

To learn the knowledge and tikanga of our ancestors, and to one day teach our kids and next generation...

Che'elle - Napier -

To learn the knowledge and tikanga of our ancestors, and to one day teach our kids and next generation...

Hilda - Wellington -

I do not want the Maori language to be lost...

Hilda - Wellington -

I do not want the Maori language to be lost...

Khan - Auckland -

The language and culture will never die and the sooner this is understood, the better for all involved...

Khan - Auckland -

The language and culture will never die and the sooner this is understood, the better for all involved...

Sherrie - Plamerston North -

Keeping Te reo Maori alive...

Sherrie - Plamerston North -

Keeping Te reo Maori alive...

Aruna - Hamilton -

I would like to embrace Te Reo and feel proud to be able to belong fully...

Aruna - Hamilton -

I would like to embrace Te Reo and feel proud to be able to belong fully...

Nicola - Hamilton -

Because it's the right thing to do...

Nicola - Hamilton -

Because it's the right thing to do...

Angela - Wellington -

Te Reo is the language of Aotearoa - it is a beautiful language...

Angela - Wellington -

Te Reo is the language of Aotearoa - it is a beautiful language...

Tiahuia - Hastings -

Kia kaha te reo Māori!

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Tiahuia - Hastings -

Kia kaha te reo Māori!

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Matene - Palmerston North -

Learn our native tongue

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Matene - Palmerston North -

Learn our native tongue

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Kathy - Carterton -

Te reo Māori is unique to New Zealand and part of our heritage...

Kathy - Carterton -

Te reo Māori is unique to New Zealand and part of our heritage...

Lisa - Because we feel it is essential to learn and understand, and be able to communicate in one of NZ's official...

Lisa - Because we feel it is essential to learn and understand, and be able to communicate in one of NZ's official...

Jessie - My whānau and whānau to come...

Jessie - My whānau and whānau to come...

Alisi - I would like to have some basic Te reo to also korero and understand my tamariki as my boy is...

Alisi - I would like to have some basic Te reo to also korero and understand my tamariki as my boy is...

Mikaere - Westport - _...

Mikaere - Westport - _...

Navneet - I am ECE teacher and want to learn Te reo Māori for my commitment towards biculturism...

Navneet - I am ECE teacher and want to learn Te reo Māori for my commitment towards biculturism...