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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Kia puawai te reo rangatira...

Kia puawai te reo rangatira...

Because Te rep Maori is important o me as it is important to new Zealand and I think that schools should teach it more ...

Because Te rep Maori is important o me as it is important to new Zealand and I think that schools should teach it more ...

It’s our culture ...

It’s our culture ...

For myself so far away from home...

For myself so far away from home...

Improve my confidence in using Te Reo each day...

Improve my confidence in using Te Reo each day...

I had two years at Te Wananga o Aotearoa learning Te Reo...

I had two years at Te Wananga o Aotearoa learning Te Reo...

Because te reo is an essential part of who we are as New Zealanders...

Because te reo is an essential part of who we are as New Zealanders...

Caritas Aotearoa New Zealand upholds the principles of Te Tiriti o Waitangi, and recognises our role in upholding the dignity and mana of tangata whenua, including promotion of te reo Māori as the first language of this land...

Caritas Aotearoa New Zealand upholds the principles of Te Tiriti o Waitangi, and recognises our role in upholding the dignity and mana of tangata whenua, including promotion of te reo Māori as the first language of this land...

To pay homage to a country and a people who allowed my ancestors to share the bounty of this land...

To pay homage to a country and a people who allowed my ancestors to share the bounty of this land...

As an immigrant to New Zealand with NZ born children who are being immersed in Te Reo Maori from the start of their Early Childhood experience i believe it is important for me to also learn...

As an immigrant to New Zealand with NZ born children who are being immersed in Te Reo Maori from the start of their Early Childhood experience i believe it is important for me to also learn...

Because I want to understand and be part of the cultural diversity of Aotearoa...

Because I want to understand and be part of the cultural diversity of Aotearoa...

My daughter is my why...

My daughter is my why...

Because I am proud that I know even a little te reo Māori...

Because I am proud that I know even a little te reo Māori...

Strengthen the beautiful Māori language...

Strengthen the beautiful Māori language...

Because I stay in this beautiful country...

Because I stay in this beautiful country...

To support the language of Maori...

To support the language of Maori...

Because te reo is so beautiful and a taonga it’s unique to all who love our country and people of this land ...

Because te reo is so beautiful and a taonga it’s unique to all who love our country and people of this land ...

I have recently returned to NZ after many years overseas...

I have recently returned to NZ after many years overseas...

Teach the kids ...

Teach the kids ...

toku whakapapa...

toku whakapapa...

I have learned Te Reo at school , and Te Ao Maori at Polytech...

I have learned Te Reo at school , and Te Ao Maori at Polytech...

I believe everyone who lives in Aotearoa should have the opportunity to learn Te Reo...

I believe everyone who lives in Aotearoa should have the opportunity to learn Te Reo...

As a New Zealander, it is our Reo!...

As a New Zealander, it is our Reo!...

Interested to learn...

Interested to learn...

Kei te mokemoke au mo te reo kaore na tangata o konei mohio ki te korero Maori te nuinga he Pakeha...

Kei te mokemoke au mo te reo kaore na tangata o konei mohio ki te korero Maori te nuinga he Pakeha...

I am a Grandmother to 2 Maori mokopuna and I would like to set an example to them to embrace their heritage and language...

I am a Grandmother to 2 Maori mokopuna and I would like to set an example to them to embrace their heritage and language...

Important to embrace the language of the country and people who accepted us when me migrated here...

Important to embrace the language of the country and people who accepted us when me migrated here...

Te reo is an important part of New Zealand/Aotearoa's cultural identity...

Te reo is an important part of New Zealand/Aotearoa's cultural identity...

It's important to take part, as it is a part of us...

It's important to take part, as it is a part of us...

As a citizen of a country with dual languages, I'd like to develop my te reo Māori to feel confident to use it and teach others...

As a citizen of a country with dual languages, I'd like to develop my te reo Māori to feel confident to use it and teach others...

Kia Ora...

Kia Ora...

I want to recognise Te Reo as the original language of this country, and begin to use it in everyday situations...

I want to recognise Te Reo as the original language of this country, and begin to use it in everyday situations...

Important kaupapa , need to show my support...

Important kaupapa , need to show my support...

Because it is important to get the language in constant use so it becomes an every day th8ng not just a token gesture...

Because it is important to get the language in constant use so it becomes an every day th8ng not just a token gesture...

Because I believe our native language should be spoken by more people , more often ...

Because I believe our native language should be spoken by more people , more often ...

Speaking Te Reo supports my work with Whanau...

Speaking Te Reo supports my work with Whanau...

Te Reo itself is important and participating in Huataus like this help us get more involved...

Te Reo itself is important and participating in Huataus like this help us get more involved...

National indigenous language...

National indigenous language...

I am tyring to make an effort to learn more about my Maori side - with the hopes of being able to understand when Te Reo is being spoken and to be able to respond accordingly...

I am tyring to make an effort to learn more about my Maori side - with the hopes of being able to understand when Te Reo is being spoken and to be able to respond accordingly...

This is important for me and my tupuna and my whakapapa...

This is important for me and my tupuna and my whakapapa...

I am of Paskifika decent however I acknowledge the beautiful reo of our Tangata whenua in this beautiful country we call home , It is important to maintain our identity especially our language that we speak , Im keen to learn more and share with my family also , ...

I am of Paskifika decent however I acknowledge the beautiful reo of our Tangata whenua in this beautiful country we call home , It is important to maintain our identity especially our language that we speak , Im keen to learn more and share with my family also , ...

This is our language and it's good to share it with the rest of the world...

This is our language and it's good to share it with the rest of the world...

to help the maori comnunity out as any way as possilbe...

to help the maori comnunity out as any way as possilbe...

Diversity in this world is important...

Diversity in this world is important...

So the language is not lost and becomes a part of everyone's day...

So the language is not lost and becomes a part of everyone's day...

I am Maori from Ngati Wai living in the south island and this kind of activity makes me feel closer to my family...

I am Maori from Ngati Wai living in the south island and this kind of activity makes me feel closer to my family...

Even though I'm not of Māori heritage, I think that it's extremely important for the Māori language to be enhance, not just in schools, but also in the work places and in the community...

Even though I'm not of Māori heritage, I think that it's extremely important for the Māori language to be enhance, not just in schools, but also in the work places and in the community...

Because I think it is important to learn Maori...

Because I think it is important to learn Maori...

cause mister is making me...

cause mister is making me...

I think Te Reo Maori is an important part of our history and want it to continue...

I think Te Reo Maori is an important part of our history and want it to continue...

I am still learning te reo and my culture...

I am still learning te reo and my culture...

Show the importance of Te Reo Maori to our students!...

Show the importance of Te Reo Maori to our students!...

We feel it is important to normalise Te Reo Maori in Aotearoa...

We feel it is important to normalise Te Reo Maori in Aotearoa...

Journey of learning with mokopuna...

Journey of learning with mokopuna...

Cultural respect, enrichment, and our future...

Cultural respect, enrichment, and our future...

If you care for someone you care about what is important to them...

If you care for someone you care about what is important to them...

It's an official language...

It's an official language...

To celebrate te reo and continue the revival!...

To celebrate te reo and continue the revival!...

I myself am from Ngāti rangitihi...

I myself am from Ngāti rangitihi...

It's all too easy to live my life as a Pākeha ignoring Māori language entirely...

It's all too easy to live my life as a Pākeha ignoring Māori language entirely...

Maori is important to New Zealand...

Maori is important to New Zealand...

The importance of recognising our traditional language and acknowledging where part of my family is form...

The importance of recognising our traditional language and acknowledging where part of my family is form...

I have just started my personal Te Reo Māori journey through Te Wānaga o Raukawa, and Te Wiki o te Reo Māori is a great reminder for me to keep going in my mahi!...

I have just started my personal Te Reo Māori journey through Te Wānaga o Raukawa, and Te Wiki o te Reo Māori is a great reminder for me to keep going in my mahi!...

I am a student in occupational therapy a learning how important it is to preserve and use tikanga and traditions, language and healthcare for tangatawhenua...

I am a student in occupational therapy a learning how important it is to preserve and use tikanga and traditions, language and healthcare for tangatawhenua...

my teacher said...

my teacher said...

I often feel ignorant and really want to learn and understand more...

I often feel ignorant and really want to learn and understand more...

It is important to learn and keep the language alive for the other generations to come...

It is important to learn and keep the language alive for the other generations to come...

I just think this is a really awesome way to try and reignite or bring back the language that was once taken from us...

I just think this is a really awesome way to try and reignite or bring back the language that was once taken from us...

Currently on a journey of learning Te Reo ...

Currently on a journey of learning Te Reo ...

A proud New Zealander of many generations but am embarrassed that I can not pronounce words and only know the meaning a very few...

A proud New Zealander of many generations but am embarrassed that I can not pronounce words and only know the meaning a very few...

Kia Ora...

Kia Ora...

I want to be able to be a part of Aotearoa society...

I want to be able to be a part of Aotearoa society...

I have lived in NZ for 5 years and believe that this in an important part of being a citizen, not just on paper but really feeling a sense of belonging...

I have lived in NZ for 5 years and believe that this in an important part of being a citizen, not just on paper but really feeling a sense of belonging...

So that I can learn and be more confident in speaking Te Reo...

So that I can learn and be more confident in speaking Te Reo...

It's a part of New Zealand culture and important to encourage everyone to learn and share Te Reo...

It's a part of New Zealand culture and important to encourage everyone to learn and share Te Reo...

As one of the official languages of Aotearoa, I feel an obligation and responsibility to acknowledge and engage with te reo Māori on an everyday basis, as part of our culture in 2020 and beyond...

As one of the official languages of Aotearoa, I feel an obligation and responsibility to acknowledge and engage with te reo Māori on an everyday basis, as part of our culture in 2020 and beyond...

To be part of Aotearoa's journey of decolonisation...

To be part of Aotearoa's journey of decolonisation...

To get people speaking and understanding Te Reo...

To get people speaking and understanding Te Reo...

The people we support are passionate about culture and music...

The people we support are passionate about culture and music...

The Maori language is important for New Zealand because it is the language of tangata whenua...

The Maori language is important for New Zealand because it is the language of tangata whenua...

Its important to grow and strengthen our language as it is uniquely ours not only as Maori but as New Zealanders...

Its important to grow and strengthen our language as it is uniquely ours not only as Maori but as New Zealanders...

I am interested in Maori culture and am keen to learn more about it...

I am interested in Maori culture and am keen to learn more about it...

i want to learn more...

i want to learn more...

Why not?...

Why not?...

Making New Zealand my new home, I would like to be part of its culture...

Making New Zealand my new home, I would like to be part of its culture...

Because I think it's very important to keep this beautiful language alive and it's important to who we are as a nation...

Because I think it's very important to keep this beautiful language alive and it's important to who we are as a nation...

Ko Aotearoa tenei, to tatou ahurei motuhake...

Ko Aotearoa tenei, to tatou ahurei motuhake...

I'm in my second year of learning te reo Māori, along with my husband and this is good practice to encourage us to use it...

I'm in my second year of learning te reo Māori, along with my husband and this is good practice to encourage us to use it...

We are a school that practices Waiata and Reo daily and also have an immersion class...

We are a school that practices Waiata and Reo daily and also have an immersion class...

By making Maori language a part of my everyday life, I hope to strengthen my understanding of tikanga Maori and confirm my credentials to be a Kiwi...

By making Maori language a part of my everyday life, I hope to strengthen my understanding of tikanga Maori and confirm my credentials to be a Kiwi...

It's about time I did!...

It's about time I did!...

To ensure that te reo is maintained and passed on to future generations to continue on this path...

To ensure that te reo is maintained and passed on to future generations to continue on this path...

It the language of my people...

It the language of my people...

I have let my knowledge of Te Reo slide in the years since school so it is time to get back into it...

I have let my knowledge of Te Reo slide in the years since school so it is time to get back into it...

Have a voice...

Have a voice...

I have been on a journey to learn te reo Māori for the last five years...

I have been on a journey to learn te reo Māori for the last five years...

need to keep te reo maori alive...

need to keep te reo maori alive...

Enjoy learning te reo would love to learn more n want to include as much te reo as i can in everyday korero to give me more and more confidence!...

Enjoy learning te reo would love to learn more n want to include as much te reo as i can in everyday korero to give me more and more confidence!...

I have lived in New Zealand for nearly 20 years and I feel the need to appreciate the land, the people and culture more by learning about it...

I have lived in New Zealand for nearly 20 years and I feel the need to appreciate the land, the people and culture more by learning about it...

Te Reo is part of our nations heritage and I don't know much Te Reo...

Te Reo is part of our nations heritage and I don't know much Te Reo...