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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Ko Te Reo Maori te taonga o to taatou tupuna, o to taatou, te iwi o Aotearoa...

Ko Te Reo Maori te taonga o to taatou tupuna, o to taatou, te iwi o Aotearoa...

I'm keen to be part of an amazing kaupapa that continues to promote us...

I'm keen to be part of an amazing kaupapa that continues to promote us...

Kia ukapotia te reo...

Kia ukapotia te reo...

He taonga, he kuru tongarerewa tēnei mea te reo ka mutu he whakakākahu i ōku whakaaro me te ao e noho nei au...

He taonga, he kuru tongarerewa tēnei mea te reo ka mutu he whakakākahu i ōku whakaaro me te ao e noho nei au...

Me whakarangatira tātau i tō tātau reo Māori...

Me whakarangatira tātau i tō tātau reo Māori...

My mom is maori...

My mom is maori...

he maori au...

he maori au...

because i had no chouse...

because i had no chouse...

its simple our red is our future ...

its simple our red is our future ...

Share and celebrate Te Reo Maori...

Share and celebrate Te Reo Maori...

For me it is part of becoming more culturally competent and aware...

For me it is part of becoming more culturally competent and aware...

Get Tamariki involved!...

Get Tamariki involved!...

To encourage our staff to use Te Reo Maori and to celebrate it...

To encourage our staff to use Te Reo Maori and to celebrate it...

Te rep is a beautiful language and is an important part of our NZ culture...

Te rep is a beautiful language and is an important part of our NZ culture...

I am non Maori but born and bred Porirua wahine :) I think it is respectful if all of us living in Aotearoa acknowledge and try and speak 'te reo' to the best of our ability...

I am non Maori but born and bred Porirua wahine :) I think it is respectful if all of us living in Aotearoa acknowledge and try and speak 'te reo' to the best of our ability...

Language is a vital part of culture, a taonga to be treasured and celebrated...

Language is a vital part of culture, a taonga to be treasured and celebrated...

He whakahirahira i tenei kaupapa ki au...

He whakahirahira i tenei kaupapa ki au...

I love the Maori Language...

I love the Maori Language...

To be connected...

To be connected...

to be brave in a crowd, to have the reo noticed...

to be brave in a crowd, to have the reo noticed...

Personally very passionate about elevating Te Reo Māori amongst all New Zealand communities and seeing it become a more everyday part of life in New Zealand...

Personally very passionate about elevating Te Reo Māori amongst all New Zealand communities and seeing it become a more everyday part of life in New Zealand...

Acknowledging and supporting Maori tikanga and reo is important to me as part of decolonisation and tautoko for rangatiratanga, which is part of my values...

Acknowledging and supporting Maori tikanga and reo is important to me as part of decolonisation and tautoko for rangatiratanga, which is part of my values...

My grandchildren have learned Te Reo through school and my great grandchildren are learning at Kohanga...

My grandchildren have learned Te Reo through school and my great grandchildren are learning at Kohanga...

I don’t want the language to disappear as I thinks it’s important for my kids and there kids and there kids to learn it and about it...

I don’t want the language to disappear as I thinks it’s important for my kids and there kids and there kids to learn it and about it...

Mõ tātou tēnei taonga, nõ reira mā tātou katoa ngā mahi whakapakari, whakarauora hoki...

Mõ tātou tēnei taonga, nõ reira mā tātou katoa ngā mahi whakapakari, whakarauora hoki...

To keep it up!...

To keep it up!...

Our reo is apart of us...

Our reo is apart of us...

It is important to me because its apart of me...

It is important to me because its apart of me...

Important for all New Zealanders & to show respect for our first language...

Important for all New Zealanders & to show respect for our first language...

The reason I want to take part because I love to tell learn about Maori culture and the history of Maori...

The reason I want to take part because I love to tell learn about Maori culture and the history of Maori...

To encourage me to want to learn and speak Te Reo...

To encourage me to want to learn and speak Te Reo...

Showing people that te reo Māori is not a foreign language and has been around 4 a very long time...

Showing people that te reo Māori is not a foreign language and has been around 4 a very long time...

The reason its important for me to take part is because it is my culture and i would like to support maori language week ...

The reason its important for me to take part is because it is my culture and i would like to support maori language week ...

Because I believe that it is possible for Aotearoa to become a truly bicultural country...

Because I believe that it is possible for Aotearoa to become a truly bicultural country...

I am proud of my heritage and wish to be more fluent in Te Reo Maori...

I am proud of my heritage and wish to be more fluent in Te Reo Maori...

Kia whakapau kaha, kia tautoko i ngā whakaihu o nehe i para te huarahi ma tatou nga uri whakaheke...

Kia whakapau kaha, kia tautoko i ngā whakaihu o nehe i para te huarahi ma tatou nga uri whakaheke...

I would like Te Reo Maori to be part of every day communication...

I would like Te Reo Maori to be part of every day communication...

To learn Maori culture&language...

To learn Maori culture&language...

To ensure future generations continue to speak te reo, by normalising it in their world, and ultimately the rest of Aotearoa...

To ensure future generations continue to speak te reo, by normalising it in their world, and ultimately the rest of Aotearoa...

• I want to actively contribute to increasing the use of te reo and understanding of tikanga Māori...

• I want to actively contribute to increasing the use of te reo and understanding of tikanga Māori...

Because this is NZ language and we should respect the people and their culture but also it would just be great to have another sense of belonging in this society and become 1 instead of individuals ...

Because this is NZ language and we should respect the people and their culture but also it would just be great to have another sense of belonging in this society and become 1 instead of individuals ...

Nā te reo ahau i ora ai, māku hoki te reo e whakarauora...

Nā te reo ahau i ora ai, māku hoki te reo e whakarauora...

Te reo is the first language of this land...

Te reo is the first language of this land...

It's our national language and so few of us can speak it...

It's our national language and so few of us can speak it...

Te Reo is one of our two national languages, it is important that we can all speak it...

Te Reo is one of our two national languages, it is important that we can all speak it...

Kia ora to tatou reo...

Kia ora to tatou reo...

Language and culture are inseparable...

Language and culture are inseparable...

Decolonizing myself and my space...

Decolonizing myself and my space...

Upholding Te Reo language and recognising it as one of our national languages is important to me...

Upholding Te Reo language and recognising it as one of our national languages is important to me...

Every opportunity to learn a little more is great!...

Every opportunity to learn a little more is great!...

Mō āku tamariki...

Mō āku tamariki...

I grew up before Te Reo was taught in schools and I feel like I missed out...

I grew up before Te Reo was taught in schools and I feel like I missed out...

I am an ECE kaiako and feel it is important to save te reo Maaori become strong again...

I am an ECE kaiako and feel it is important to save te reo Maaori become strong again...

help us be more understanding and fluent...

help us be more understanding and fluent...

Hei whakamana te reo, hei whakakaha te reo, hei whakaora tonu te reo!...

Hei whakamana te reo, hei whakakaha te reo, hei whakaora tonu te reo!...

Te Reo Màori and Tikanga are both beautiful language and culture...

Te Reo Màori and Tikanga are both beautiful language and culture...

Even though I am not Moari I think it is important for all NZer's to know some Te Reo Maori and to gain confidence without fear of embarresment or redicule or being mocked...

Even though I am not Moari I think it is important for all NZer's to know some Te Reo Maori and to gain confidence without fear of embarresment or redicule or being mocked...

Te reo Maori is an essential part of living in Aotearoa and respecting the culture of this wonderful land...

Te reo Maori is an essential part of living in Aotearoa and respecting the culture of this wonderful land...

Te Reo is at the heart of our Community...

Te Reo is at the heart of our Community...

Learning another language Can open up a world of learning more...

Learning another language Can open up a world of learning more...

Nga mihi,...

Nga mihi,...

Ko te reo Maori te tahūhu o te matauranga Maori...

Ko te reo Maori te tahūhu o te matauranga Maori...

Kōrero te reo māori is our taonga to use today ...

Kōrero te reo māori is our taonga to use today ...

its important to learn the language relevant to New Zealand...

its important to learn the language relevant to New Zealand...

Kiwis should feel proud of their country's history!...

Kiwis should feel proud of their country's history!...

It's important to me because it's bout time I learn my language an teach an learn with my son ...

It's important to me because it's bout time I learn my language an teach an learn with my son ...

I am maori...

I am maori...

I have Maori ancestry that I feel connected to and I would like my son to have more of an understanding of his ancestry than I grew up having...

I have Maori ancestry that I feel connected to and I would like my son to have more of an understanding of his ancestry than I grew up having...

We need to come together to keep t the Maori language alive...

We need to come together to keep t the Maori language alive...

To celebrate and support te reo Maori, to learn and to connect...

To celebrate and support te reo Maori, to learn and to connect...

It's my birthright...

It's my birthright...

I want te reo Māori to be recognised more and support it being used naturally in Aotearoa...

I want te reo Māori to be recognised more and support it being used naturally in Aotearoa...

Because I live in NZ and I want to aknowledge the culture here...

Because I live in NZ and I want to aknowledge the culture here...

My moko are Māori and as a pākeha nanni it is my responsibility to keep up my own reo Māori skills for the future generation!...

My moko are Māori and as a pākeha nanni it is my responsibility to keep up my own reo Māori skills for the future generation!...

I am very interested in learning some Maori...

I am very interested in learning some Maori...

I believe that it is important for migrants or children if migrants to learn about the culture of the country they have moved to...

I believe that it is important for migrants or children if migrants to learn about the culture of the country they have moved to...

To keep the Maori language strong...

To keep the Maori language strong...

Important for me as a kid that went to kura kaupapa to continue my journey learning and teaching- to normalize Te Reo and invite everyone to speak Te Reo Maori too...

Important for me as a kid that went to kura kaupapa to continue my journey learning and teaching- to normalize Te Reo and invite everyone to speak Te Reo Maori too...

Kia whakamaumahara i ahau me toku whanau ki te whakamahia i te reo, kei ngaro pera i te moa...

Kia whakamaumahara i ahau me toku whanau ki te whakamahia i te reo, kei ngaro pera i te moa...

Te reo Māori is our cultural taonga and by speaking it I support it to grow...

Te reo Māori is our cultural taonga and by speaking it I support it to grow...

cause my teacher says so ...

cause my teacher says so ...

The Māori language is rich and beautiful and expresses a world view that is and needs to be part of the fabric of our lives...

The Māori language is rich and beautiful and expresses a world view that is and needs to be part of the fabric of our lives...

Because I have children who are part Maori and I want them to be proud of their culture and have a bit more of an understanding for it :) ...

Because I have children who are part Maori and I want them to be proud of their culture and have a bit more of an understanding for it :) ...

I believe it is important to learn and speak Maori to get immersed in the culture and gain an understanding of where I come from...

I believe it is important to learn and speak Maori to get immersed in the culture and gain an understanding of where I come from...

Keeping te reo māori alive...

Keeping te reo māori alive...

We're part of Aotearoa, of which te reo Māori is an official and spiritual language...

We're part of Aotearoa, of which te reo Māori is an official and spiritual language...

My daughter is Maori and it is important for us to recognize this and empower her to be proud of her history, her heritage and family...

My daughter is Maori and it is important for us to recognize this and empower her to be proud of her history, her heritage and family...

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Kia kaha tatou ki te korero ki te whakaako i te reo maori, kia ora ai te reo ki roto i a tatou ano...

Kia kaha tatou ki te korero ki te whakaako i te reo maori, kia ora ai te reo ki roto i a tatou ano...

I am part Maori and part Samoan, so I think it's important not to forget this so I can ensure my children are growing up learning their cultures also...

I am part Maori and part Samoan, so I think it's important not to forget this so I can ensure my children are growing up learning their cultures also...

Kei te hiahia au ki te whakapai ake i taku reo me te tautoko i te iwi...

Kei te hiahia au ki te whakapai ake i taku reo me te tautoko i te iwi...

I grew up in New Zealand as a Pakeha, I learnt Te Reo through school, but I wish I alway knew more...

I grew up in New Zealand as a Pakeha, I learnt Te Reo through school, but I wish I alway knew more...

I am not Maori...

I am not Maori...

I'm keen to support it, and good numbers will encourage others ...

I'm keen to support it, and good numbers will encourage others ...

Kei te ako tonu au i te reo Māori, heoi anō, ka marama au me tikanga, kaupapa, i te reo kātahi ka homai i taku whānau...

Kei te ako tonu au i te reo Māori, heoi anō, ka marama au me tikanga, kaupapa, i te reo kātahi ka homai i taku whānau...

I am wanting to become more aware and would love to learn this beautiful language...

I am wanting to become more aware and would love to learn this beautiful language...

To promote Te Reo amongst my akonga and for them to see it as a language which can be used everyday...

To promote Te Reo amongst my akonga and for them to see it as a language which can be used everyday...

The greater number of te reo speakers in Aotearoa, the greater the understanding between cultures here...

The greater number of te reo speakers in Aotearoa, the greater the understanding between cultures here...

I want my the Māori language to live on for my generation and for future generations...

I want my the Māori language to live on for my generation and for future generations...

Hei whakanuia i tō tātou reo Māori...

Hei whakanuia i tō tātou reo Māori...