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Join us in celebrating Ko Taku Reo 3rd Anniversary with a mesmerising poem

20 Jul 2023

🎉 Anniversary: 20th of July 2023

Join us in celebrating our triumphant journey as we mark our third anniversary. On this momentous occasion, we are thrilled to share a beautiful poem meticulously crafted by our brilliant Deaf Strategic Lead, Amanda Everitt. Prepare to be enchanted by the skill, mastery and heartfelt words that await you.

Ko Taku Reo
Waves making landfall
Our journey so far

Ko Taku Reo
Coming together
Weaving our way

Ko Taku Reo
Aspiring, constructing
A huge uphill climb

Ko Taku Reo
Rallying, rising
strong like the waves
we crest!
refreshing as rain

Ko Taku Reo
All the ages engage,
drawn like moths
to our flames

Tuakana teina
Māua māua

Ko Taku Reo
Seaworthy vessel
He waka eke noa


Ko Taku Reo
Navigating our way
with the stars
wind and birds

and arriving as one
​​​​​​​in our Aotearoa.