Tony - Auckland

Te Reo Maori is one of three official languages in Aotearoa.
Te Reo Maori is one of three official languages in Aotearoa. We should all be able to speak, learn and share in more languages. There are many examples of people who speak more than one language and do very well in being and understanding inclusiveness, equity and more positive relationships. I am sitting in a languages PLD session and there is such an emphasis on languages from overseas, rather than students being offered and learning Te Reo Maori and or Ocean languages that are closer to us here in Aotearoa. There should not be a thinking that Oceanic languages are for only Maori or Pasifika peoples. It would be nice to see people dismiss unconscious biases and learn languages to make us stronger as an Oceanic part of the world. Te Reo would be the greatest place to begin this journey.