Te pae kōrero | Who's joined

There are many things that define New Zealanders and connect us to our home: and te reo Māori is one of them.

Everyone has their own reasons for wanting to learn te reo and see it become normalised and spoken nationwide. Explore them below and share your favourites to inspire others to get involved.


Add your 'why'

 

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

To grow Te Reo Māori in Aotearoa:)...

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...

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...

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

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

So we don’t lose the language ...

I am a Pakeha, and the preservation of Te Reo is extremely important to me, because it is a part...

It's important that we support things that are uniquely Māori, and we would love to see our diverse team celebrate...

I believe te reo Maori is fundamental to this land...

To keep our reo alive & to connect to my own identity ...

To better understand my culture as a New Zealander, and for my tamariki...

At my school, we are working hard at developing our Māori language skills and I am in full support of...

He Taonga te reo Maori mo te whenua o Aotearoa...

to be part of the movement of connecting myself and my whanau to learn understand and Loreto tatou reo rangatira...

To improve...

It’s a part of who I am, te reo Māori...

I love t o learn Maori...

Te reo Māori is part of Aotearoa where my home is...

Te Reo is part of our history, culture and what makes part of Aotearoa...

Kei tahi Aotearoa I te ao!...

As a child, I grew up around Te Reo Maori...

Because it is our national language and for too long it has been shoved to the side, much like the...

Make sure my students understand the importance of te reo and the Treaty in their world...

I am a migrant in New Zealand - moved here from India in 2003...

more self awareness and being respectful of other cultures...

I recall how I had a spiritual experience when traveling here as a tourist 20 years ago, I was laying...

because te reo should be thriving in Aotearoa and for our future generations it will!...

As a New Zealander I think te reo Māori is part of our culture, it feels only natural to try...

we are ALL PART OF NZ...

It is our native language...

Te Reo Maori is one of the three official languages of New Zealand...

I am proud to be a New Zealander and want to learn te reo of the tanga ta whenua...

To keep the culture alive and honour our Tangata Whenua...

by learning any language, you get to understand how a people thinks, their history ...

Because it is everyone's responsibility to revive it after it was oppressed for so long...

matua ben christie...

Joining in will make a difference...

Revitalising Te Reo Māori is key to maintaining our culture and it all starts with self...

I love Te reo māori :) ...

I am who i am...

To encourage others to use our native language...

My whānau + understanding of myself as a NZer and indigenous person :)...

The language from my birth country is dying, I don't want the same to happen to the indigenous language of...

Most of the students in our class are Maori and it is importnat for me and them to make Te...

So my mokopuna will have her language accepted!...

To support the cause, to demonstrate that reo should be compulsory in educaiton...

Upholding our national language is so important, its an awesome goal to participate in to encourage our nation Aotearoa to...

I think it is really important for Aotearoa to embrance te reo Māori...

I have a grand daughter who is attending a kohanga reo in Whangarei and I would like to share or...

Because this is yet another wonderful way of honouring my culture and my whakapapa and tikanga...

Because as a teacher and parent, the best way I can support te reo in NZ is to engage with...

As a new student teacher in Early Childhood Education, I believe I need to learn more in te reo Māori...

I have a few people in my family who are Maori and friends also...

To show the community how Te Reo is a fun, vibrant language and that leanring it can be as easy...

I love the language and believe it should be spoken more day-to-day...

Because its a beautiful language to learn speak , understand and celebrate...

Because te reo Maori is part of New Zealand Aotearoa...

He taonga te reo...

It is important because it is ME it’s who I am ...

Self directed learning every day...

Korero Maori ia ra, ia ra, Ako te reo Maori, ia ra, ia ra I runga nga kura...

It is important to take part as we should be proud of Te Reo as an amazing and unique langauge...

The Maori people, their culture and language need to be part of “they are us”...

te reo māori is the unique language of the Tangata whenua...

It's a part of who I am!...

Ahakoa he iti he pounamu - No matter how small it is our most treasured...

It is important for me to take part as my Grandmother was a native Te Reo speaker and my mother...

proud of my culture...

We are a bicultural nation...

Te Reo Māori is unique and does define us as NZ's including connecting us to home...

I am Maori and feel disappointed that I can’t speak the language of my ancestors...

I started my Reo journey back in August with Te Wananga o Raukawa online after putting it off for years...

I am only 9 years old...

My Koro was very prominent with in Te Arawa and he worked at the Maori Radio Station here in Rotorua...

To be involved in a nationally important activity and use what te reo i know...

Because I am proud to be a New Zealander...

Whakanuia ā ngāi tātou - te ahurea māori, tō tātou reo te tūākiri me kī...

To be more a part of this amazing country and it’s culture and people...

Te reo maori opens up a whole side of my home to me...

I am passionate to learn and keep our unique language of Aotearoa alive and well...

Waiata is fun and connects to every one...

Keen as to learn, relearn the Reo and be proud of who I am...

Maori language week...

We are a small whānau owned Aged Residential Care facility whom over the last 34 years have been a home...

As a woman of Maori descent, I believe that it is one of my greatest privileges in life to be...

Hei whakatakotoria the huarahi mō ā tātou nei tamariki, mokopuna...

Our workplace finds it very important to embrace and encourage the opportunity to bring light to our heritage and special...

It is important for all new zealalnders to embrace our culture and support this...

As a child born in 1985 to a Maori Father and Pakeha Mother, things were rough for me...

To be involved - get more educated - to feel more apart of our culture...

Because it is important to keep our culture alive...

Because its good to take part in my countries culture and at least try to learn things about it...

Because being a Māori who speak fluent te reo i truly believe by me speaking with everyone i am one...

Te Reo Māori is so important and we need to treasure and preserve it...

To improve my everyday Te Reo skills...

I believe that we should all be proud of te reo Māori even if we cannot speak it...

To keep the language alive!...