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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I am New Zealander...

I am New Zealander...

As Kaiako in Aotearoa, teaching very young tamariki, I feel it is my obligation and indeed my passion to value, celebrate and bring to the forefront the beauty of te Ao Māori...

As Kaiako in Aotearoa, teaching very young tamariki, I feel it is my obligation and indeed my passion to value, celebrate and bring to the forefront the beauty of te Ao Māori...

Ko au Te Reo, Ko Te Reo ko au...

Ko au Te Reo, Ko Te Reo ko au...

For our tupuna...

For our tupuna...

Because I should and I have mokos now who're learning about their whakapapa and identity of who they are and where they come from...

Because I should and I have mokos now who're learning about their whakapapa and identity of who they are and where they come from...

i am 68 yrs old my brother who fluent in te reo wants me to learn and its also my wish please...

i am 68 yrs old my brother who fluent in te reo wants me to learn and its also my wish please...

Its important to me and the mahi I do...

Its important to me and the mahi I do...

I'm a teacher in a class that's trying to become bilingual...

I'm a teacher in a class that's trying to become bilingual...

Keeping the culture to the forefront where it should be, im with the Mana Ariki cultural society in Taumaranui...

Keeping the culture to the forefront where it should be, im with the Mana Ariki cultural society in Taumaranui...

Because I love te reo Māori and want to help normalise its use...

Because I love te reo Māori and want to help normalise its use...

Learning and using te reo Maori helps me connect with the tangata whenua and the wairua of the land of Aotearoa, which in turn also helps me connect with my own tangata whenua and whakapapa of the Philippines...

Learning and using te reo Maori helps me connect with the tangata whenua and the wairua of the land of Aotearoa, which in turn also helps me connect with my own tangata whenua and whakapapa of the Philippines...

I am intrigued by the beauty of the Maori langauge and would love to learn it...

I am intrigued by the beauty of the Maori langauge and would love to learn it...

Pay homage to my language finally (having spent years overseas and learning other reo now home - ka noho au)...

Pay homage to my language finally (having spent years overseas and learning other reo now home - ka noho au)...

Te reo is unique, awesome and our national language...

Te reo is unique, awesome and our national language...

I love contributing when I can in activities during Te Wiki o te reo maori, and always look forward to that time...

I love contributing when I can in activities during Te Wiki o te reo maori, and always look forward to that time...

I just think it’s an awesome kaupapa and I’m happy to support and be apart of it 👍🏽...

I just think it’s an awesome kaupapa and I’m happy to support and be apart of it 👍🏽...

Te Reo Maori is a part of every kiwi, whether they know it or not, and whether they like it or not...

Te Reo Maori is a part of every kiwi, whether they know it or not, and whether they like it or not...

Kia ora...

Kia ora...

Maori are tangawhenua, it is critical that all people who call Aotearoa home know how to koro mai Maori...

Maori are tangawhenua, it is critical that all people who call Aotearoa home know how to koro mai Maori...

I was told it only takes a generation to lose a language and at least three to bring it back...

I was told it only takes a generation to lose a language and at least three to bring it back...

For our tupuna who lost their whenua, and their reo, seeds scattered in the wind, engari "E kore au e ngaro, he kakano i ruia mai i Rangiātea"...

For our tupuna who lost their whenua, and their reo, seeds scattered in the wind, engari "E kore au e ngaro, he kakano i ruia mai i Rangiātea"...

My why is that first and foremost I am a Pakeha whose family have lived in Aotearoa for several generations, and as such I try to live my life in a way that upholds the principles and obligations of Te Tiriti...

My why is that first and foremost I am a Pakeha whose family have lived in Aotearoa for several generations, and as such I try to live my life in a way that upholds the principles and obligations of Te Tiriti...

Maori is our first language and we should celebrate it, use it and grow it!...

Maori is our first language and we should celebrate it, use it and grow it!...

My children i was adopted when i was born,raised pakeha,but home now for my reo for my babies and wahine and my people...

My children i was adopted when i was born,raised pakeha,but home now for my reo for my babies and wahine and my people...

Te reo Maori is our unique reo!...

Te reo Maori is our unique reo!...

Te reo Māori is the language of Aotearoa, and we have a responsibility to help keep it strong ...

Te reo Māori is the language of Aotearoa, and we have a responsibility to help keep it strong ...

I'd like to have a conversation in Te Reo Māori...

I'd like to have a conversation in Te Reo Māori...

To recognise the mahi done in 1972 to bring back Te Reo, I feel inspired to continue in every way I can to have Te Reo in my daily life...

To recognise the mahi done in 1972 to bring back Te Reo, I feel inspired to continue in every way I can to have Te Reo in my daily life...

I would love to become confident in Te Reo...

I would love to become confident in Te Reo...

For our children's children...

For our children's children...

Because I'm a New Zealander and I want to become more fluent in the first of our official languages...

Because I'm a New Zealander and I want to become more fluent in the first of our official languages...

Kia kaha te reo Māori!...

Kia kaha te reo Māori!...

I think its a great initiative...

I think its a great initiative...

Ko tōku reo!...

Ko tōku reo!...

Ko Māori, ko ahau...

Ko Māori, ko ahau...

As a history student at university, studying New Zealand women’s history, the importance of having a awareness, appreciation and active promotion of te reo Māori has only become more apparent...

As a history student at university, studying New Zealand women’s history, the importance of having a awareness, appreciation and active promotion of te reo Māori has only become more apparent...

Kia rere ai te reo, kia ora ai te reo, kia tika ai te reo, kia rāngona te reo ki ngā horopaki katoa...

Kia rere ai te reo, kia ora ai te reo, kia tika ai te reo, kia rāngona te reo ki ngā horopaki katoa...

I do not want to see te reo and tikanga Maori die...

I do not want to see te reo and tikanga Maori die...

I would like to to speak fluent one day because I feel like I need to learn my culture/language so I can get my moko kauae...

I would like to to speak fluent one day because I feel like I need to learn my culture/language so I can get my moko kauae...

Ko te reo maaori taku kai i ia raa i te koohanga reo o Hoani Waititi Marae, i ngaa ahiahi anoo hoki i aaku mahi whakaako i te reo i teetahi whare waananga naa reira ahakoa te kaupapa e whakatairanga ana i too taatou reo, kei reira au...

Ko te reo maaori taku kai i ia raa i te koohanga reo o Hoani Waititi Marae, i ngaa ahiahi anoo hoki i aaku mahi whakaako i te reo i teetahi whare waananga naa reira ahakoa te kaupapa e whakatairanga ana i too taatou reo, kei reira au...

I am so passionate about Te Reo and Tikanga Maori...

I am so passionate about Te Reo and Tikanga Maori...

Im maori scottish descent and want to learn...

Im maori scottish descent and want to learn...

Contribute to the revitalisation of Te Reo...

Contribute to the revitalisation of Te Reo...

Contribute to the revitalisation of Te Reo...

Contribute to the revitalisation of Te Reo...

Because I love my Culture...

Because I love my Culture...

My tamariki ...

My tamariki ...

I live in NZ, have a passion for Maori principles around kaitiakia and feel I have a responsibility to expose and teach my classroom students Te Reo...

I live in NZ, have a passion for Maori principles around kaitiakia and feel I have a responsibility to expose and teach my classroom students Te Reo...

Te Reo Maori is a taonga of our country and we need to protect it and grow it...

Te Reo Maori is a taonga of our country and we need to protect it and grow it...

Te Reo is a taonga and it is my hope that one day the majority of us will be able to converse in Te Reo...

Te Reo is a taonga and it is my hope that one day the majority of us will be able to converse in Te Reo...

Im passionate about the preservation and growth of te reo Maori...

Im passionate about the preservation and growth of te reo Maori...

We must look after our language!...

We must look after our language!...

Apart from the beauty and value of te reo Māori itself, all people living in and belonging to this country must be bilingual (at least) - te reo rangatira me te reo tuarua (Pakeha)...

Apart from the beauty and value of te reo Māori itself, all people living in and belonging to this country must be bilingual (at least) - te reo rangatira me te reo tuarua (Pakeha)...

I'm looking forward to a bi-cultural, bi-lingual New Zealand for my grandchildren...

I'm looking forward to a bi-cultural, bi-lingual New Zealand for my grandchildren...

I have been trying to learn Te Reo Maori for about a year now as I feel the kiwi identity is closely linked to Maori and learning the language, history and tikanga will make me feel more connected ...

I have been trying to learn Te Reo Maori for about a year now as I feel the kiwi identity is closely linked to Maori and learning the language, history and tikanga will make me feel more connected ...

I have been trying to learn Te Reo Maori for about a year now as I feel the kiwi identity is closely linked to Maori and learning the language, history and tikanga will make me feel more connected ...

I have been trying to learn Te Reo Maori for about a year now as I feel the kiwi identity is closely linked to Maori and learning the language, history and tikanga will make me feel more connected ...

The petition to teach te reo in our schools, and the need to learn more and practise so I can teach my son...

The petition to teach te reo in our schools, and the need to learn more and practise so I can teach my son...

Te Reo is the main language of Aotearoa and is unique Taonga...

Te Reo is the main language of Aotearoa and is unique Taonga...

As a teacher it is important that we promote the use of Te Reo whenever/wherever possible...

As a teacher it is important that we promote the use of Te Reo whenever/wherever possible...

I think te reo Maori is hugely important to our country and I feel privileged to be able to learn it and share it in my workplace...

I think te reo Maori is hugely important to our country and I feel privileged to be able to learn it and share it in my workplace...

To gain more reo and ideas on how to teach...

To gain more reo and ideas on how to teach...

Te reo is part of me, part of us...

Te reo is part of me, part of us...

Kia Ora, I wish to learn Te Reo, but haven't found a free online resource yet? nga mihi...

Kia Ora, I wish to learn Te Reo, but haven't found a free online resource yet? nga mihi...

Because its my fight to carry on what my ancestors gave me...

Because its my fight to carry on what my ancestors gave me...

The majority of my students are Māori...

The majority of my students are Māori...

Natemea ko tenei te mea nui ki ahau ...

Natemea ko tenei te mea nui ki ahau ...

I work at Waitangi Treaty Grounds as an educator and would love to be able to speak and understand more te reo to use with school groups...

I work at Waitangi Treaty Grounds as an educator and would love to be able to speak and understand more te reo to use with school groups...

We need to keep Te Reo alive and grow it in this country from grass roots up and outwards :-)...

We need to keep Te Reo alive and grow it in this country from grass roots up and outwards :-)...

Kei te ngākaunui ahau ki te reo me ōna tikanga...

Kei te ngākaunui ahau ki te reo me ōna tikanga...

Kei te tauira au i akonga tau rua o te reo Māori ā Te Wangana ō Aotearoa...

Kei te tauira au i akonga tau rua o te reo Māori ā Te Wangana ō Aotearoa...

My mokopuna can continue the legacy of our tipuna...

My mokopuna can continue the legacy of our tipuna...

We have a responsibility to our indigenous people of NZ to keep our culture/customs and language alive...

We have a responsibility to our indigenous people of NZ to keep our culture/customs and language alive...

I grew up in a predominately maori area...

I grew up in a predominately maori area...

I grew up with a horrendously racist father who pulled me out of any class throughout my schooling that included te reo Māori...

I grew up with a horrendously racist father who pulled me out of any class throughout my schooling that included te reo Māori...

I want the Maori language and culture to live on...

I want the Maori language and culture to live on...

Language drives me to take part, it is the thing that connects people and cultures...

Language drives me to take part, it is the thing that connects people and cultures...

As a pakeha I wish to be part of the resurgence of the Maori language...

As a pakeha I wish to be part of the resurgence of the Maori language...

I am a passionate exe teacher and I believe it is important for everyone to learn and appreciate te reo...

I am a passionate exe teacher and I believe it is important for everyone to learn and appreciate te reo...

Its such a beautiful complex language that gives huge insight into the culture and would be a tragedy if it were lost...

Its such a beautiful complex language that gives huge insight into the culture and would be a tragedy if it were lost...

I just want to increase my linguistic abilities...

I just want to increase my linguistic abilities...

This is the only Nation that speaks our Language so it's for every Kiwi be Proud it's our uniqueness in the World ara He Maori ahau kaua e whakama korero Maori te Reo tuatahi o Aotearoa ae Kapai tena he mihi tenei ki a koutou�...

This is the only Nation that speaks our Language so it's for every Kiwi be Proud it's our uniqueness in the World ara He Maori ahau kaua e whakama korero Maori te Reo tuatahi o Aotearoa ae Kapai tena he mihi tenei ki a koutou�...

So that we can normalise our beautiful taonga, Te Reo Māori, that was attempted to be eradicated from our tūpuna...

So that we can normalise our beautiful taonga, Te Reo Māori, that was attempted to be eradicated from our tūpuna...

The importance of te reo Māori being heard as it is our nations mother tongue and i want to be apart of something much bigger to make a difference...

The importance of te reo Māori being heard as it is our nations mother tongue and i want to be apart of something much bigger to make a difference...

I want to support the concept of some use of Te Reo Māori being used by all New Zealanders...

I want to support the concept of some use of Te Reo Māori being used by all New Zealanders...

He akonga ahau, for me its about speaking Te Reo Maori more and so that it becomes my everyday language...

He akonga ahau, for me its about speaking Te Reo Maori more and so that it becomes my everyday language...

My whaene was not allowed to speak te reo and her matua would not teach her...

My whaene was not allowed to speak te reo and her matua would not teach her...

Kia tokomaha ake te hunga mohio ki te reo Māori mā runga ake o ngā aheinga o te tangata...

Kia tokomaha ake te hunga mohio ki te reo Māori mā runga ake o ngā aheinga o te tangata...

I think te Reo is a beautiful language...

I think te Reo is a beautiful language...

Taking part of this movement revitalises my own journey with learning the languages that are important to my family - Samoan and NZSL, and to keep learning te reo Māori...

Taking part of this movement revitalises my own journey with learning the languages that are important to my family - Samoan and NZSL, and to keep learning te reo Māori...

We're keen to participate in celebrating and improving Māori language use...

We're keen to participate in celebrating and improving Māori language use...

Important part of NZ history and culture that I want to help to thrive...

Important part of NZ history and culture that I want to help to thrive...

I have an innate need to share our Maori culture...

I have an innate need to share our Maori culture...

It's such a cool positive kaupapa and a great opportunity to think about how I can do much better...

It's such a cool positive kaupapa and a great opportunity to think about how I can do much better...

We must keep this kaupapa going all the time...

We must keep this kaupapa going all the time...

I've been wanting to begin learning the language for a little while now, so this is a wonderful reason to get started...

I've been wanting to begin learning the language for a little while now, so this is a wonderful reason to get started...

Ko te reo rakatira o ēnei motu...

Ko te reo rakatira o ēnei motu...

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Our beautiful Ngati Porou Koro, who passed away this year in February is our motivation...

Our beautiful Ngati Porou Koro, who passed away this year in February is our motivation...

Tena te mihi kia koutou,...

Tena te mihi kia koutou,...

I share the Commission's goal in promoting korero Maori...

I share the Commission's goal in promoting korero Maori...

Currently learning Mau Rakau, in a drive to continue my aquisition of te reo Maori...

Currently learning Mau Rakau, in a drive to continue my aquisition of te reo Maori...