Nau Mai, Haere Mai-Welcome, Welcome Te tūranga motuhake o te reo Māori, The importance of learning te reo Māori
Kia ora koutou katoa ko Julie O’Donnell toku ingoa
By learning te reo Māori young New Zealanders ‘s become much more aware of the role that Māori identity, language, and culture play in our country’s identity.
When we learn te reo Māori we grow as learners. Our understanding of the language broadens and grows. Growth continues when we begin to us the language, particularly as speakers. The more we use it, the more our confidence grows.