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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Ngapera - Kirikiriroa - My tamariki are my why, growing up I was blessed to have Te Reo around me, taught at kura and...

Ngapera - Kirikiriroa - My tamariki are my why, growing up I was blessed to have Te Reo around me, taught at kura and...

Maureen - Porirua - Ko te reo Rangatira he kai māku, mā te iwi Māori hoki hei whakanui te ora, te hinengaro me te...

Maureen - Porirua - Ko te reo Rangatira he kai māku, mā te iwi Māori hoki hei whakanui te ora, te hinengaro me te...

Annie - Christchurch - Aotearoa is the only country in the world where te reo is spoken...

Annie - Christchurch - Aotearoa is the only country in the world where te reo is spoken...

Harriet - Wellington - I have been welcomed into Aotearoa...

Harriet - Wellington - I have been welcomed into Aotearoa...

Kim - Auckland - I'm a teacher and believe it's important for everyone to know the basics of Te Reo Māori...

Kim - Auckland - I'm a teacher and believe it's important for everyone to know the basics of Te Reo Māori...

Gyongyi - Auckland - I want to continue learning te reo and to support the goal that by 2040 will be a million people...

Gyongyi - Auckland - I want to continue learning te reo and to support the goal that by 2040 will be a million people...

Roxburgh Area School - Roxburgh - Because te reo and tikanga Maori are part of being kiwi and living on the land of aotearoa - this...

Roxburgh Area School - Roxburgh - Because te reo and tikanga Maori are part of being kiwi and living on the land of aotearoa - this...

Roxburgh Area School - Roxburgh - Because te reo and tikanga Maori are part of being kiwi and living on the land of aotearoa - this...

Roxburgh Area School - Roxburgh - Because te reo and tikanga Maori are part of being kiwi and living on the land of aotearoa - this...

Kiri - Palmerston - For my whānau, to engage with Reo speakers more often, to feel connected and confident...

Kiri - Palmerston - For my whānau, to engage with Reo speakers more often, to feel connected and confident...

Rangimiria - Rotorua - Mo ngā uri whakaheke...

Rangimiria - Rotorua - Mo ngā uri whakaheke...

Deborah - Ashburton - I want to be part of the preservation and strengthing of Te Reo...

Deborah - Ashburton - I want to be part of the preservation and strengthing of Te Reo...

Danica - Kaeo - Fluent te reo maori speakers in my whanau stopped in my great grandparents generation...

Danica - Kaeo - Fluent te reo maori speakers in my whanau stopped in my great grandparents generation...

Gerard - Paraparaumu Beach - Whakapapa, still on the te reo journey...

Gerard - Paraparaumu Beach - Whakapapa, still on the te reo journey...

Phylis - Hastings - As a Maori girl who grew up in New Zealand I find a lot of my personal identity in the...

Phylis - Hastings - As a Maori girl who grew up in New Zealand I find a lot of my personal identity in the...

Julie - Auckland - Desire to learn te reo...

Julie - Auckland - Desire to learn te reo...

Nikki - Dunedin - I am pakeha and I do not underestimate the gift of being on this land...

Nikki - Dunedin - I am pakeha and I do not underestimate the gift of being on this land...

Barbara - Feilding - It's a beautiful language and would be wonderful to be common place in new Zealanders lives ...

Barbara - Feilding - It's a beautiful language and would be wonderful to be common place in new Zealanders lives ...

Charlie - Presteigne, Wales - Aotearoa is a beautiful place and the Maori people have mana that I respect and envy...

Charlie - Presteigne, Wales - Aotearoa is a beautiful place and the Maori people have mana that I respect and envy...

Robyn - Porirua - Na te mea ...

Robyn - Porirua - Na te mea ...

Tina - Tauranga - My why is a better place for my four sons and one moko...

Tina - Tauranga - My why is a better place for my four sons and one moko...

Kalin - Pōneke - Ko te reo Māori te reo taketake o Aoteaora, nō reira, me ako tātou i te reo ataahua nei...

Kalin - Pōneke - Ko te reo Māori te reo taketake o Aoteaora, nō reira, me ako tātou i te reo ataahua nei...

Lorena - Gisborne - My partner is maōri and has been learning Spanish as I am from Mexico, so now I want to learn...

Lorena - Gisborne - My partner is maōri and has been learning Spanish as I am from Mexico, so now I want to learn...

Kevin - Milson - Te Reo is a very interesting language in itself with unique features in its particles, word formation, tenses...

Kevin - Milson - Te Reo is a very interesting language in itself with unique features in its particles, word formation, tenses...

Kids Campus Childcare - Tauranga - Our tamariki are the reason we are participating...

Kids Campus Childcare - Tauranga - Our tamariki are the reason we are participating...

Chantel - Auckland - Because I am 40yr old wahine Māori and learning with my 4 year old...

Chantel - Auckland - Because I am 40yr old wahine Māori and learning with my 4 year old...

Ana-Maria - Whakatane - I have links to the Basque country and to Wales...

Ana-Maria - Whakatane - I have links to the Basque country and to Wales...

Tanith - Australia - To try carry on our reo for the many generations after us ...

Tanith - Australia - To try carry on our reo for the many generations after us ...

Karen - Auckland - I believe we are one country and one people and we expect Māori to speak English so why should European...

Karen - Auckland - I believe we are one country and one people and we expect Māori to speak English so why should European...

Tanya - Auckland - Sharing the beauty of te reo with others...

Tanya - Auckland - Sharing the beauty of te reo with others...

Andrew - Christchurch - I love the language and general philosophy of Mannakitanga and thing Māori...

Andrew - Christchurch - I love the language and general philosophy of Mannakitanga and thing Māori...

Glenda - Hastings - Ko te reo Māori te reo o te whenua nei!...

Glenda - Hastings - Ko te reo Māori te reo o te whenua nei!...

Anne - Fairlie - a growing realisation that we need to make more of our Maori history in the Mackenzie District - learn more...

Anne - Fairlie - a growing realisation that we need to make more of our Maori history in the Mackenzie District - learn more...

Vivienne - Ōtepoti - Nā te mea, he tino taonga Te Reo...

Vivienne - Ōtepoti - Nā te mea, he tino taonga Te Reo...

Stevie - Wellington - I never had the reo growing up even though both my parents are fluent...

Stevie - Wellington - I never had the reo growing up even though both my parents are fluent...

Chevelle - Kaikohe - I believe our learning experience is limitless ...

Chevelle - Kaikohe - I believe our learning experience is limitless ...

Rebecca - Invercargill - I think as New Zealander's, regardless of our ethnicity, we have a responsibility to learn te reo and help keep...

Rebecca - Invercargill - I think as New Zealander's, regardless of our ethnicity, we have a responsibility to learn te reo and help keep...

shaquelle - Auckland - I would like to be alive to see the day when the whole of Aotearoa speak te reo Maori ...

shaquelle - Auckland - I would like to be alive to see the day when the whole of Aotearoa speak te reo Maori ...

Keeley - Christchurch - Why - I want Te Reo to be commonplace, normalised and for everyone to appreciate the beautiful language it is...

Keeley - Christchurch - Why - I want Te Reo to be commonplace, normalised and for everyone to appreciate the beautiful language it is...

sophronia - Paetumokai Featherston - We didn't grow up speaking Te Reo Maaori...

sophronia - Paetumokai Featherston - We didn't grow up speaking Te Reo Maaori...

Jaime - Dunedin - For my tamariki!...

Jaime - Dunedin - For my tamariki!...

Debbie - Tairua - I work in a kaupapa Maori organisation and want to increase my day to day use of Te Reo...

Debbie - Tairua - I work in a kaupapa Maori organisation and want to increase my day to day use of Te Reo...

Debbie - Tairua - I work in a kaupapa Maori organisation and want to increase my day to day use of Te Reo...

Debbie - Tairua - I work in a kaupapa Maori organisation and want to increase my day to day use of Te Reo...

Sarah - Wellington - E hiahia ana ahau ki te tipu haere i tāku pūkenga i te Reo Māori - ko te reo rangatira...

Sarah - Wellington - E hiahia ana ahau ki te tipu haere i tāku pūkenga i te Reo Māori - ko te reo rangatira...

Aileen - Whangarei - I was learning te reo in the decades past but have had less opportunity to korero since retiring...

Aileen - Whangarei - I was learning te reo in the decades past but have had less opportunity to korero since retiring...

Karen - Christchurch - I am pakeha, and te reo is part of who I am ...

Karen - Christchurch - I am pakeha, and te reo is part of who I am ...

Haemia - Auckland - Learning te ao and te reo Maori is a commitment I feel I should make as a New Zealander...

Haemia - Auckland - Learning te ao and te reo Maori is a commitment I feel I should make as a New Zealander...

Jennifer - Auckland - I accepted a job that moved me from the US to NZ two years ago...

Jennifer - Auckland - I accepted a job that moved me from the US to NZ two years ago...

Dale - Petone - Improving and expanding my Reo helps me connect with my whakapapa and expand my Māori world view...

Dale - Petone - Improving and expanding my Reo helps me connect with my whakapapa and expand my Māori world view...

Ereana - Tamaki makaurau - It is part of me that has been suppressed for far too long and I want it to be a...

Ereana - Tamaki makaurau - It is part of me that has been suppressed for far too long and I want it to be a...

Kirsty - Auckland - He taonga te Reo!...

Kirsty - Auckland - He taonga te Reo!...

Shirley - Tauranga - So I can understand more about Maori - te reo and tikanga...

Shirley - Tauranga - So I can understand more about Maori - te reo and tikanga...

Melissa - Christchurch - It is important to be able to communicate clearly to every person in Aotearoa...

Melissa - Christchurch - It is important to be able to communicate clearly to every person in Aotearoa...

Janice - Christchurch - Because Te Reo is part of here and only here so we should all embrace it!...

Janice - Christchurch - Because Te Reo is part of here and only here so we should all embrace it!...

Elicia - Auckland - Because through us the ancestors speak...

Elicia - Auckland - Because through us the ancestors speak...

Maureen - Wairoa - This is an Awesome Kaupapa!...

Maureen - Wairoa - This is an Awesome Kaupapa!...

Rahera - Ōtautahi - Ko te reo Māori tōku hoa haere ia rā...

Rahera - Ōtautahi - Ko te reo Māori tōku hoa haere ia rā...

Rino - Paeroa - Tena koe, I work in Iwi Radio and have done for many years and keen as to tautoko this amazing...

Rino - Paeroa - Tena koe, I work in Iwi Radio and have done for many years and keen as to tautoko this amazing...

Olivia - Auckland - Equity and fairness ...

Olivia - Auckland - Equity and fairness ...

Rae - Kirikiriroa - Me tautoko te reo Maori...

Rae - Kirikiriroa - Me tautoko te reo Maori...

Harata - Hastings - to korero maori more than korero english...

Harata - Hastings - to korero maori more than korero english...

Tiriana - Masterton - I want to connect to my language and learn more...

Tiriana - Masterton - I want to connect to my language and learn more...

Halfway Bush Kindergarten - Dunedin - Maori is the indigenous language of Aotearoa and we should ensure our children have the opportunity to learn to speak...

Halfway Bush Kindergarten - Dunedin - Maori is the indigenous language of Aotearoa and we should ensure our children have the opportunity to learn to speak...

Susan - Auckland - Te reo Māori is more than a national language - it's the heart language of our nation, part of what...

Susan - Auckland - Te reo Māori is more than a national language - it's the heart language of our nation, part of what...

Rochelle - Mt maunganui - I studied Te Reo at college but that was now nearly 20yrs ago so would like to start using it...

Rochelle - Mt maunganui - I studied Te Reo at college but that was now nearly 20yrs ago so would like to start using it...

Jennifer - Auckland - who doesnt want to hear more of this beautiful language : )...

Jennifer - Auckland - who doesnt want to hear more of this beautiful language : )...

Piri - Õtautahi - He Taonga te reo Mãori ...

Piri - Õtautahi - He Taonga te reo Mãori ...

Trevor - Tauranga - Toku reo toku ohooho ...

Trevor - Tauranga - Toku reo toku ohooho ...

Tania Castle -Prime - Moerewa - Yes ko Tania Castle-Prime tenei ,,kapai tenei korero me te kai korero maori Ataahua...

Tania Castle -Prime - Moerewa - Yes ko Tania Castle-Prime tenei ,,kapai tenei korero me te kai korero maori Ataahua...

Toni - Tamaki Makaurau - To educate those in our wider community of the existence of Te Ao Māori!...

Toni - Tamaki Makaurau - To educate those in our wider community of the existence of Te Ao Māori!...

Amy - New Plymouth - Hiringa is a Māori word meaning perseverance, energy, determination, inspiration, vitality...

Amy - New Plymouth - Hiringa is a Māori word meaning perseverance, energy, determination, inspiration, vitality...

Ngahiraka - Kaitaia - I have lost my reo due to society and I want to reinforce it more within my whānau for my...

Ngahiraka - Kaitaia - I have lost my reo due to society and I want to reinforce it more within my whānau for my...

Hine - Lower hutt - To be a part of the Te reo Maori movement ...

Hine - Lower hutt - To be a part of the Te reo Maori movement ...

Raewyn - Christchurch - Would love expand my knowlesge in the reo...

Raewyn - Christchurch - Would love expand my knowlesge in the reo...

Sue - Auckland - Ahakoa he Pākehā ahau, ka aroha ahau i te reo...

Sue - Auckland - Ahakoa he Pākehā ahau, ka aroha ahau i te reo...

Rewana - manukau - E ngakaunui ana ahau ki ō tātou reo Māori me te whakaora i tō tātou reo...

Rewana - manukau - E ngakaunui ana ahau ki ō tātou reo Māori me te whakaora i tō tātou reo...

Myra - Waimārama - I'm participating because I know it takes multiple generations to get our reo back...

Myra - Waimārama - I'm participating because I know it takes multiple generations to get our reo back...

Lee - Christchurch - Because Te Reo is a beautiful language which should be celebrated and spoken...

Lee - Christchurch - Because Te Reo is a beautiful language which should be celebrated and spoken...

Selena - Upper Hutt - My why...

Selena - Upper Hutt - My why...

Noah - Australia - We moved to Australia nearly 3 years ago...

Noah - Australia - We moved to Australia nearly 3 years ago...

Lyndsay - Tauranga - Because for a language to flourish, it needs to be spoken...

Lyndsay - Tauranga - Because for a language to flourish, it needs to be spoken...

Leanne - Beachlands - Te Reo Maori is so important - for keeping the language and the culture alive, and it's an important thing...

Leanne - Beachlands - Te Reo Maori is so important - for keeping the language and the culture alive, and it's an important thing...

Leisa - London / Rānana - I wish NZ history was different but if anywhere can turn the damage of colonisation around we can...

Leisa - London / Rānana - I wish NZ history was different but if anywhere can turn the damage of colonisation around we can...

Leanne - Auckland - I want to keep up with my bicultural teaching practice!...

Leanne - Auckland - I want to keep up with my bicultural teaching practice!...

Adrianne - Auckland - I regret that I have lived in Aotearoa all my life and can still only korero and understand a smattering...

Adrianne - Auckland - I regret that I have lived in Aotearoa all my life and can still only korero and understand a smattering...

Ruby - Timaru - I am of ngati mamoe descent...

Ruby - Timaru - I am of ngati mamoe descent...

Sean - Wellington - Want to be able to speak fluently...

Sean - Wellington - Want to be able to speak fluently...

Carrie - Auckland - We should absolutely celebrate Aotearoa's indigenous language, the more people actively participating in learning this incredible and complex language the...

Carrie - Auckland - We should absolutely celebrate Aotearoa's indigenous language, the more people actively participating in learning this incredible and complex language the...

Catherine - Whangarei - Because I live in Aotearoa!...

Catherine - Whangarei - Because I live in Aotearoa!...

Michelle - Invercargill - Our organisation is committed to making te reo an everyday part of all NZers experience!...

Michelle - Invercargill - Our organisation is committed to making te reo an everyday part of all NZers experience!...

Bruce - Auckland - I think te reo Maori is important because it is the first language of this country...

Bruce - Auckland - I think te reo Maori is important because it is the first language of this country...

Elke - Wellington - Ko te reo Māori te reo o Aotearoa...

Elke - Wellington - Ko te reo Māori te reo o Aotearoa...

Verna - Auckland - I have emigrated to NZ over 23 yrs ago...

Verna - Auckland - I have emigrated to NZ over 23 yrs ago...

Leonie - London - I am Maori and live in London...

Leonie - London - I am Maori and live in London...

Gill - Orewa - I have been living in NZ for 10 years now, and have been learning and using Te Reo for 3...

Gill - Orewa - I have been living in NZ for 10 years now, and have been learning and using Te Reo for 3...

Julia - Tauranga - Be more part of the community of children I teach by learning more te Reo...

Julia - Tauranga - Be more part of the community of children I teach by learning more te Reo...

aroha - wainuiomata - i am maori as a child my father was worried about teaching us...

aroha - wainuiomata - i am maori as a child my father was worried about teaching us...

sharon - Tamaki Makaurau - Te Reo is such a taonga, I started learning it then I stopped, I want to get back into learning...

sharon - Tamaki Makaurau - Te Reo is such a taonga, I started learning it then I stopped, I want to get back into learning...

Kielu - Tāmaki Makaurau - Because power should be returned to tangata whenua...

Kielu - Tāmaki Makaurau - Because power should be returned to tangata whenua...

Coralie - Christchurch - I really want to korereo better,having confidence with what I say...

Coralie - Christchurch - I really want to korereo better,having confidence with what I say...

Claudia - Waikato - I'm Mexican and I've been in New Zealand for 7 years now...

Claudia - Waikato - I'm Mexican and I've been in New Zealand for 7 years now...