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.


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I want to take part as I am raising two boys who are Maori, I want us all to be...

Important for us to korero...

To be a truly multicultural nation, we must be completely bicultural in the first instance...

To be part of something awesome, to share in this beautiful language that is uniquely ours her in NZ...

It's one of the things that make us and our nation so (very) special...

I think it is important to take part to strengthen our awareness and identity as a nation...

I love my culture...

Tōku reo, tōku ohooho...

To try and connect more with my Maori culture and to encourage my children to embrace and be proud of...

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...

Kia ukapotia te reo...

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

Me whakarangatira tātau i tō tātau reo Māori...

My mom is maori...

he maori au...

because i had no chouse...

its simple our red is our future ...

Share and celebrate Te Reo Maori...

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

Get Tamariki involved!...

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...

I am non Maori but born and bred Porirua wahine :) I think it is respectful if all of us...

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

He whakahirahira i tenei kaupapa ki au...

I love the Maori Language...

To be connected...

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...

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

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...

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

To keep it up!...

Our reo is apart of us...

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

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...

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...

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

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...

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...

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...

• 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...

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

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

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...

Kia ora to tatou reo...

Language and culture are inseparable...

Decolonizing myself and my space...

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!...

Mō āku tamariki...

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...

help us be more understanding and fluent...

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

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...

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...

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

Nga mihi,...

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

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

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

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 ...

I am maori...

I have Maori ancestry that I feel connected to and I would like my son to have more of an...

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

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

It's my birthright...

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...

My moko are Māori and as a pākeha nanni it is my responsibility to keep up my own reo Māori...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Because I have children who are part Maori and I want them to be proud of their culture and have...

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

Keeping te reo māori alive...

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...

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

I am part Maori and part Samoan, so I think it's important not to forget this so I can ensure...

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