Tōku reo, tōku ohooho
Tōku reo, tōku māpihi maurea
Tōku reo, tōku whakakai marihi
My language is my cherished possession
My language is the object of my affection
My language is my precious adornment
Kei aku nui, kei aku rahi, tēnā koutou katoa.
Te reo Māori is the indigenous language of Aotearoa New Zealand, and one of our three official languages. Using te reo Māori breathes life into the university's communication and promotes the retention, transmission and development of the language. By using te reo Māori correctly you’ll be contributing to Matua Reo Kaupapa – the Māori Language Policy for Te Kunenga ki Pūrehuroa.
Nō reira e hoa mā, mā te kōrero i te reo e ora ai.
It is by using the language, it will live.