rediscovers te reo Māori through music
Singer-songwriter Apera Woodfine (Te Ātiawa) was fluent in te reo as a child. As a young kura kaupapa Māori student from Devonport, Auckland, he was “totally immersed” in the culture.
"Back at that time I only spoke Māori at school, you weren’t allowed to speak English,” the 28-year-old said.
"After I moved away from that school I basically lost the language because I was speaking English every day."
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