Māori Language Week: Mike Puru's te reo journey,

'Bringing it back to my family'

Growing up in Gore in the 1980s, the only time Mike Puru thought about the fact he was Māori was when someone pointed it out to him.

"I was one of only three Māori at my school, and my family were not really involved in any of the culture or the reo - it just wasn't a part of my life," the co-host of The Hits Drive radio show says.

One of those times was when he was announced head boy at St Peter's College.

"A lady said to me, 'Oh, you've done so well for a young Māori boy, haven't you.'

Link to article and video: https://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=12365175


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