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Taumata-whakatangihanga-kōauau-o-Tamatea-turi-pūkaka-piki-maunga-horo-nuku-pōkai-whenua-ki-tana-tahu​​​​​​​

Deaf Education NZ’s Mahuru Challenge

The Ko Taku Reo Mahuru Māori challenge is to learn to sign
Taumata-whakatangihanga-kōauau-o-Tamatea-turi-pūkaka-piki-maunga-horo-nuku-pōkai-whenua-ki-tana-tahu​​​​​​​

Hana Tapiata

Hana Tapiata

Hana Tapiata was fortunate that te reo Māori was the primary language spoken in her home. Nowadays, she is not shy to talk Māori anywhere.
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Register your Mahuru reo Māori challenge at https://www.mahurumaori.com

Rukuwai Allen

Rukuwai Tipene-Allen

Rukuwai is a Multimedia Journalist and Online Media Monitor for Te Ao Māori News. She has also worked on Te Kaea, Kawekōrero and Rereātea.

Paraone Gloyne

Paraone Gloyne’s Story

‘Kōrero Māori i ngā wā katoa, i ngā wāhi katoa’ koinei tētehi o ngā tino kōrero i a au i te kura takawaenga, i ngā tau rua tekau kō atu (auē kua kaumātua haere!)

Erica Sinclair

Erica Sinclair

Erica has a passion for our Maori culture and tangata Maori. She loves to see our culture thriving and really value being able to capture our people, events and surroundings.

Khylee Quince

My annual anxiety as a monolingual dinosaur

I’m in that in-between generation – two generations removed from first-language speakers, with vague memories of my grandmother speaking the reo to her relations when we ventured north for school holidays.