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  1.' Te Mako Orzecki says:

    Kātahi anō au, ka pānui i tō kauwhau nei. Kua rangatira taku rā i a koe!
    Ngā mihi nui
    Te Mako

  2. Rosalie Reiri says:

    Te ātaahua hoki o tēnei rangitaki! Ngā mihi nui ki a koe, kōrua ki tō hoa me tēnei haerenga ōu x

  3.' Tessa Gray says:

    Thank you for sharing a window into your whānau taupuhi Whare. When it gets hard to head out into the cold winter nights for Te Ara Reo Māori, you remind me why it’s so important to keep all going. At wānanga; alongside Māori, Pakeha and new whānau to Aotearoa (German, Dutch, England, Vietnamese), we learn kupu hou, learn about the mauri and history of the whenua about tipuna carved on noho mārae, and we unlearn the myths of Matariki. We learn language structures (that make better sense than English), understand why there are so many kupu for whānau and find our own identity in our pepeha. We do this because of the generosity of passionate kaiako and we do this together. Apparently Tauranga Moana has the most enrolments across the motu?

    While this commitment is one tiny step to moving closer to Te Ao Māori, I don’t think a few cold nights are a sacrifice considering how much Māori walk (compromise, sacrifice) in the world of Pakeha everyday. My next goal is to use more kupu hou or te ra with my own whānau, friends and neighbours. Maybe we could wero other town/cities to outdo our Te Ara Reo Māori enrolments in Tauranga too? Ehara taku toa i te toa takitahi – engari he toa takitini – my success is not mine, it comes from the collective.

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