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Speaking te reo Māori

People smile and talk in front of a marae while holding poi, which are soft balls on string and are used in Māori dance

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Te reo Māori names for cities

Many of New Zealand’s cities, regions, mountains, lakes and rivers have original te reo Māori names. You might even be living in one of these cities or towns! Here are a few you might have heard of:

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