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the language is yours, cherish it

This week’s number one, slaying Justine Timberlake and Adele, is a song in te reo Māori. What a fantastic end to the 40th Maori Language Week in New Zealand. Here’s the karaoke version of Maimoatia/Cherish it by the team at Pūkana (a

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70 Years of Victory in Europe: Māori stories

Millions of non-Europeans are only starting to get the recognition they deserve for their contribution to the end of “the world’s war in Europe”.  You might know that 1.5 million Indians fought alongside 5m Brits at the end of empire,

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twist your tongue around the world

Sometimes your tongue gets in a knot and the words just don’t come out. But if you can untangle it, you will sound fluent as never before. I tell first time visitors to Finland that they can find the lift

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