Kia Ora Koutou,
To kick off our celebration of Te Wiki o te Reo Māori, I would like to share a beautiful speech by a rather talented young Kapiti College student. As a proud owner of a Māori name, with a son who also has a Māori name, I can really relate to how important it is for people to at the very least try their best to pronounce your name correctly. A name is a special thing, it’s the very first gift given to you. Here is a link to a rather good page with explanations and recordings to help you on your pronunciation journey.