Xanthe Banks says Māori is the original language of this land, so it is appropriate that we celebrate it in Aotearoa.
Te reo Māori is the first language for Nuia Pomare’s family and workplace. Rēhita mai i www.mahurumaori.com
Julian discovered his love for te reo Māori in 2019 while working as a security guard at Te Wānanga o Aotearoa (TWoA) and began his journey after speaking with the kaiako (teachers) during his shifts.
He puoro hou mō Mahuru nā Hāni Dread. Ko te nuinga o tana waiata he kaupapa Māori, ā, he akoranga kei roto, he kōrero, he hītori.
Huia Hamon is an artist, an award-winning producer, singer, songwriter whom works in pretty much every aspect of the music industry. Huia is passionate about te reo Māori and is taking part in this year’s Mahuru Māori.
The Ko Taku Reo Mahuru Māori challenge is to learn to sign
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.
Register your Mahuru reo Māori challenge at https://www.mahurumaori.com
Ko Taku Reo: Deaf Education NZ is a unique school that spreads across Aotearoa, from Cape Reinga to Rakiura.
Raniera Reweri didn’t know there were different levels of participation in Mahuru Māori. Follow his lead and do what you can. #motereo
Rukuwai is a Multimedia Journalist and Online Media Monitor for Te Ao Māori News. She has also worked on Te Kaea, Kawekōrero and Rereātea.