Te reo Māori alive and kicking - Mihingarangi Forbes
"Te reo Māori is a beautiful language and it belongs to whoever wants to use it." writes @Mihi_Forbes who believes we're experiencing a te reo Māori renaissance. #LetsShareGoodTeReoStories https://t.co/cyXka5MOQq pic.twitter.com/YE7TiVTHOa— RNZ (@radionz) January 17, 2018
"People tell me I have a beautiful name and ask where it is from. I say it's Māori and watch carefully for any movement in their face," Mihingarangi Forbes writes.
"Sometimes I see disappointment but then they ask what it means and I say, 'Greetings to the heavens'. I witness their eyes light up and their mouths turn to smiles."