Ten-and-a-half reasons

why you should learn te reo Māori

OPINION: After years of relying on osmosis to learn, I finally enrolled in a te reo Māori class to bring some structure to my utterances.

It’s working. At last, those vowel-heavy words hold purpose rather than just serving as a challenge for my mouth to get around.

Today, we launch into our annual Te Wiki o Te Reo. To celebrate, I offer some reasons why New Zealanders longstanding or newly-arrived, pākeha, Māori, both and all, should get more serious about learning the language too, in no particular order:

Link to video and article: Ten-and-a-half reasons why you should learn te reo Māori | Stuff.co.nz


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