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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Get acquainted with the Maori culture...

Get acquainted with the Maori culture...

Because I am Maori, to embrace out tupuna matauranga, & weave into our lifes in 2020...

Because I am Maori, to embrace out tupuna matauranga, & weave into our lifes in 2020...

E hiahia ana au ki te tautoko tēnei kaupapa hei tohu ki te ao whānui o te whakahirahiratanga o tō tātau reo rangatira...

E hiahia ana au ki te tautoko tēnei kaupapa hei tohu ki te ao whānui o te whakahirahiratanga o tō tātau reo rangatira...

to just have fun...

to just have fun...

Because I want to learn more about my maori history and learn more reo...

Because I want to learn more about my maori history and learn more reo...

Because it represents the land in which we live in!...

Because it represents the land in which we live in!...

Because I am obligated to serve my language as it has done ten-fold for myself...

Because I am obligated to serve my language as it has done ten-fold for myself...

To be a role model for students to have bicultural teaching practice!...

To be a role model for students to have bicultural teaching practice!...

He taonga te reo, our reo is a treasure and the key to the world of our tipuna!...

He taonga te reo, our reo is a treasure and the key to the world of our tipuna!...

I want to be more confident in speaking, understanding and using te reo Māori...

I want to be more confident in speaking, understanding and using te reo Māori...

So that I can act as an ally under Te Tiriti ō Waitangi as a Pakeha...

So that I can act as an ally under Te Tiriti ō Waitangi as a Pakeha...

Want to share NZs unique heritage, culture and language...

Want to share NZs unique heritage, culture and language...

To learn, understand and embrace Maori Culture...

To learn, understand and embrace Maori Culture...

Normalising chatting in te reo Maori daily draws us together as New Zealanders ...

Normalising chatting in te reo Maori daily draws us together as New Zealanders ...

I come from India which is a land of many languages...

I come from India which is a land of many languages...

It’s time to recognise the privilege I have with speaking my reo...

It’s time to recognise the privilege I have with speaking my reo...

I am a fourth generation Indian South African and my language heritage has suffered such that my children are unable to converse in our mother tongue...

I am a fourth generation Indian South African and my language heritage has suffered such that my children are unable to converse in our mother tongue...

I'm continually improving my reo, so want to commit to that...

I'm continually improving my reo, so want to commit to that...

I am an immigrant - I want to increase my sense of belonging to my new homeland...

I am an immigrant - I want to increase my sense of belonging to my new homeland...

Because if we do not celebrate what makes us unique, we lose sight of how large the world is, the different needs of all cultures, and how much care of each other we have to take...

Because if we do not celebrate what makes us unique, we lose sight of how large the world is, the different needs of all cultures, and how much care of each other we have to take...

I feel that the language and culture of Maori is so important to the DNA of Aotearoa...

I feel that the language and culture of Maori is so important to the DNA of Aotearoa...

I am a citizen of a country defined by Te tiriti the country is a tale of two peoples - maori and pakeha - and should obviously be bi-lingual...

I am a citizen of a country defined by Te tiriti the country is a tale of two peoples - maori and pakeha - and should obviously be bi-lingual...

It is part of being a Kiwi...

It is part of being a Kiwi...

because i think it is important not to lose the te reo language...

because i think it is important not to lose the te reo language...

A native speaker of English who struggles to learn any other language...

A native speaker of English who struggles to learn any other language...

unique culture...

unique culture...

It's my whakapapa!...

It's my whakapapa!...

I am a Australian married to a maori man with 3 maori children...

I am a Australian married to a maori man with 3 maori children...

Te Reo Maori is a precious NZ taonga and it is a joy to protect, speak and tautoku...

Te Reo Maori is a precious NZ taonga and it is a joy to protect, speak and tautoku...

As part of our work in kindergarten it is important for us to promote te reo Maori and other bicultural activities...

As part of our work in kindergarten it is important for us to promote te reo Maori and other bicultural activities...

Maori is an official language of Aotearoa and I am ignorant...

Maori is an official language of Aotearoa and I am ignorant...

As an immigrant I had to find new roots in beautiful Aotearoa and learning to speak Māori is a way to connect to the people and culture of my new home country in a more meaningful way...

As an immigrant I had to find new roots in beautiful Aotearoa and learning to speak Māori is a way to connect to the people and culture of my new home country in a more meaningful way...

As a Pākehā with a longstanding personal and professional commitment to social justice I believe it is important that I 'walk the walk' where biculturalism in Aotearoa is concerned...

As a Pākehā with a longstanding personal and professional commitment to social justice I believe it is important that I 'walk the walk' where biculturalism in Aotearoa is concerned...

In due time, my commitment to a New Zealander partner will become a commitment to his country...

In due time, my commitment to a New Zealander partner will become a commitment to his country...

Being welsh language is such an important part of your identity and the history of a country...

Being welsh language is such an important part of your identity and the history of a country...

because my whole school is doing it, because i like to participate and because it is fun!...

because my whole school is doing it, because i like to participate and because it is fun!...

He taonga tuku iho te reo nē!...

He taonga tuku iho te reo nē!...

I’m a kiwi, I believe te reo Maori is an important part of that...

I’m a kiwi, I believe te reo Maori is an important part of that...

I believe it is essential that we truly become bilingual in Aotearoa...

I believe it is essential that we truly become bilingual in Aotearoa...

To acknowledge the differences we have but to reiterate we are one, homo sapiens...

To acknowledge the differences we have but to reiterate we are one, homo sapiens...

I feel as a nation we have become far better embracing and sharing in Maori culture and giving people confidence to give Te Reo Moari a go - as a leader I want to keep encouraging this, Maori culture and language is a very unique part of Aotearoa New Zealand's identity...

I feel as a nation we have become far better embracing and sharing in Maori culture and giving people confidence to give Te Reo Moari a go - as a leader I want to keep encouraging this, Maori culture and language is a very unique part of Aotearoa New Zealand's identity...

I like this idea...

I like this idea...

I think te reo maori is an important part of our culture that we must preserve...

I think te reo maori is an important part of our culture that we must preserve...

He taonga te reo i tuku iho mai i nga matua tupuna...

He taonga te reo i tuku iho mai i nga matua tupuna...

To embrace our kiwi culture and take part in something big...

To embrace our kiwi culture and take part in something big...

l am of the generation where my parents and grandparents spoke te reo in our home all the time and was punished at school for speaking it so my korero isn't as good as I would like and I strive everyday to improve...

l am of the generation where my parents and grandparents spoke te reo in our home all the time and was punished at school for speaking it so my korero isn't as good as I would like and I strive everyday to improve...

To celebrate what it us to be a New Zealander...

To celebrate what it us to be a New Zealander...

I feel the older I get its something I think alot about and wish I could understand the language more...

I feel the older I get its something I think alot about and wish I could understand the language more...

Being Maori...

Being Maori...

Its important to keep our reo alive and to share and learn our knowledge ...

Its important to keep our reo alive and to share and learn our knowledge ...

We're in Aotearoa New Zealand and it's important we try and learn the language as otherwise it might struggle into the future and it's a mark of respect for the land we stand on...

We're in Aotearoa New Zealand and it's important we try and learn the language as otherwise it might struggle into the future and it's a mark of respect for the land we stand on...

This is my country; this is our reo that we celebrate...

This is my country; this is our reo that we celebrate...

It is important to value all things Maori and to encourage non Maori to participate and gain knowledge and understanding ...

It is important to value all things Maori and to encourage non Maori to participate and gain knowledge and understanding ...

We want to embrace and take part of this wonderful historical event...

We want to embrace and take part of this wonderful historical event...

Because I should I am a Maori...

Because I should I am a Maori...

He Māori ahau...

He Māori ahau...

Growing up in a predominantly paheka farming community, I didnt know who I was or who I connected with...

Growing up in a predominantly paheka farming community, I didnt know who I was or who I connected with...

because its been a long time coming...

because its been a long time coming...

Maori is a beautiful language...

Maori is a beautiful language...

All NZers should be bilingual, ...

All NZers should be bilingual, ...

The team at Health Hawke's Bay feel it is important to celebrate the beautiful language that is Māori...

The team at Health Hawke's Bay feel it is important to celebrate the beautiful language that is Māori...

To be able to understand what is being said and to learn how to say words correctly...

To be able to understand what is being said and to learn how to say words correctly...

To revitalize our reo Rangatira for our people and the next generation...

To revitalize our reo Rangatira for our people and the next generation...

I would like to learn more about my culture and language...

I would like to learn more about my culture and language...

A beautiful langauage and culture that is part of our country and we do not want to loose!...

A beautiful langauage and culture that is part of our country and we do not want to loose!...

I think it is vitally important te reo stays a living, active language in NZ...

I think it is vitally important te reo stays a living, active language in NZ...

To be a good Tiriti partner...

To be a good Tiriti partner...

I am Maaori and citizen of NZ...

I am Maaori and citizen of NZ...

Link to live today...

Link to live today...

As a school we want to support our tamariki, whanau & local iwi in reviving Te Reo Maori and helping our whanau to thrive through the language and stories of our people...

As a school we want to support our tamariki, whanau & local iwi in reviving Te Reo Maori and helping our whanau to thrive through the language and stories of our people...

te reo Māori is a beautiful language, and I hope it makes a massive resurgence in my lifetime...

te reo Māori is a beautiful language, and I hope it makes a massive resurgence in my lifetime...

It's a significant part of New Zealand's culture...

It's a significant part of New Zealand's culture...

I started my Reo journey at the beginning of this year...

I started my Reo journey at the beginning of this year...

Kia whakaora ai te reo Māori i te ao Ōpaki :) ...

Kia whakaora ai te reo Māori i te ao Ōpaki :) ...

Learning Te Reo has been my goal for a long time...

Learning Te Reo has been my goal for a long time...

i would love to learn the language living in NZ...

i would love to learn the language living in NZ...

I would like to understand whaikorero at the marae and speak with my whanau in te reo...

I would like to understand whaikorero at the marae and speak with my whanau in te reo...

Love Maori language!...

Love Maori language!...

maori...

maori...

Māori kaupapa is important to be a part of...

Māori kaupapa is important to be a part of...

Maori is deeply rooted in its language, culture and heritage, people of this land...

Maori is deeply rooted in its language, culture and heritage, people of this land...

As New Zealanders we should all embrace the uniqueness of Aotearoa...

As New Zealanders we should all embrace the uniqueness of Aotearoa...

As a pākehā resident of Aotearoa New Zealand, I feel it is extremely important for me to play my part in honouring and uplifting Te Reo Māori in all areas of my life - be it my workplace, at home, in conversation, etc...

As a pākehā resident of Aotearoa New Zealand, I feel it is extremely important for me to play my part in honouring and uplifting Te Reo Māori in all areas of my life - be it my workplace, at home, in conversation, etc...

It's such a lovely language and deserves to be heard more...

It's such a lovely language and deserves to be heard more...

Because it's part of our heritage as NZers...

Because it's part of our heritage as NZers...

To protect and honour our past and future ...

To protect and honour our past and future ...

It's important to keep our unique culture and language alive...

It's important to keep our unique culture and language alive...

Māori language is such an import part of keeping Māori tikanga alive and thriving...

Māori language is such an import part of keeping Māori tikanga alive and thriving...

I enjoy speaking te reo Māori and I want my baby too also!...

I enjoy speaking te reo Māori and I want my baby too also!...

Coming from Ireland I strongly believe in the importance of protecting language as a part of culture...

Coming from Ireland I strongly believe in the importance of protecting language as a part of culture...

I am hapu at the moment and have a 20month old daughter...

I am hapu at the moment and have a 20month old daughter...

Te reo Māori is so beautiful and important, I 100% support it!...

Te reo Māori is so beautiful and important, I 100% support it!...

To grow Te Reo Māori in Aotearoa:)...

To grow Te Reo Māori in Aotearoa:)...

To say ‘thank you ‘ to a country that has welcomed my family and I...

To say ‘thank you ‘ to a country that has welcomed my family and I...

To encourage the students in my class to learn and speak te reo māori and make connections to their whanau and whenua...

To encourage the students in my class to learn and speak te reo māori and make connections to their whanau and whenua...

It is our obligation and as part of Aotearoa to commit to keeping this Reo alive...

It is our obligation and as part of Aotearoa to commit to keeping this Reo alive...

Part of being a New Zealander, and unique to New Zealand...

Part of being a New Zealander, and unique to New Zealand...

The use of te reo was actively reduced, it must be revived because it is unique and integral to Maaori identity and wellbeing, and therefore the wellbeing of all...

The use of te reo was actively reduced, it must be revived because it is unique and integral to Maaori identity and wellbeing, and therefore the wellbeing of all...

To promote Te Reo Maori use in our Kura...

To promote Te Reo Maori use in our Kura...

So we don’t lose the language ...

So we don’t lose the language ...