Student Profile

Lequesha Rutherford - Te Reo

Lequesha Rutherford - Te Reo

“I love listening to the kuia and kaumatua speaking Te Reo at the marae and I want to understand it better. I also like the idea of knowing a second language.”

“NorthTec is close to home for me and I like socializing with the people here. Learning Te Reo is already boosting my confidence. It’s bringing back early memories of when I first heard it spoken. I love learning more about Maori protocols and am very respectful of them.”

“It’s challenging for me trying to speak fluently but this is a safe environment to learn in. The students and the tutors are really kind with offers of rides or shared food. It’s a surprise to me that the course is free and it’s great that our classes are in the late afternoon.”

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