Vivienne - Auckland

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My mum and her whānau were punished at school for speaking Te Reo which was brutal considering that was all they knew.
My mum and her whānau were punished at school for speaking Te Reo which was brutal considering that was all they knew. Fast forward to us kids wanting to learn te reo & mum's reluctance. The difference in dialect and what our school taught us often differed to what she knew which created more angst and our learning faulted. Fast forward to the next generation & fortunately my daughter sent her son to kohanga & now kura kaupapa, and we are learning te reo ano. It's been a struggle sometimes, but I'm glad we are persevering to pass on this taonga mai i tô tātau tipuna ki tô tātau mokopuna.