When I was at primary school (1979+), learning te reo Māori, culture, and myths was a big part of our curriculum. I loved it. It also gave me a sense of pride and belonging to a country embracing its ancestral roots, when many others prefer to brush that under the carpet.

I'd love to see current & future Kiwi kids have the same opportunity I had. I can't think of a single negative to embrace this as part of the standard primary school curriculum. I know we have a shortage of te reo teachers ATM, but the best way to learn something is to teach it.

So in the act of requiring teachers to teach te reo Māori, we'll also be strengthening our stock of those available to teach it. </MiddleAgeWhiteDudeReckons>

@delphijunkie well mojo gave me 10% off yesterday because I asked for a pango roa... that’s one way to get me to use te reo even more often :)

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