AM reporter on losing te reo Māori as she grew older
Speaking to AM, McDougall said she was first introduced to te reo by her father when she was at primary school.
"He forced me and my little sister to learn how to recite a really long prayer, the Lord's Prayer, off by heart, which is a really long and difficult prayer, so learning it as a child was quite impressive," she said.
From then on, McDougall learned bits and pieces of the reo, taking part in school kapa haka and doing a karanga at assemblies.
But McDougall said she lost some of the knowledge she had when she grew up and university became her main focus.
Link to video and article: 'I wish I knew more': AM reporter on losing te reo Māori as she grew older (msn.com)