Reclaiming te reo Māori is always hard, but the hardest work – and the most important – takes place within the home, writes Te Kuru Dewes on The Spinoff. There’s no doubt te reo is trending. It’s more visible now than ever, as it should be. However, for an endangered language to survive it has to be spoken inside the home. Te reo is on a path towards extinction at current learning rates, but there are pockets of success. So be that person your friends are comfortable practising new kupu or sayings with. Be that person who holds te reo Māori in your home.