Guyon Espiner

Guyon Espiner is a journalist famous for his work on RNZ's Morning Report, including his use of te reo Māori – not only for greetings but as a language of everyday conversation. His increasing use of te reo Māori enhanced the status of our indigenous language. Guyon and has gone from ground zero to reo hero in a very short time.



Singer, songwriter and social influencer, Pere is a founding member of the group Maimoa, known for their song ‘wairua’. He is also a member of the Māori music group He Kākano. More recently he launched his debut solo single /ep High on Ingoingo. Pere is a highly fluent speaker of te reo Māori.

Governor-General of New Zealand Dame Patsy Reddy

Dame Patsy Reddy represents the Queen of New Zealand and this Māori language week has agreed to represent, also, the Māori language as one of its ambassadors. Dame Patsy puts the advice of the Māori Language Commission into practice: learn a little, use a little; learn more, use more. As our head of state Dame Patsy’s use of the language illustrates how It can bring us all together as part of our shared Aotearoatanga.

Launch of Te Wiki o te Reo Māori 2019