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Tēnā koutou, tēnā koutou, tēnā koutou katoa.

Ko Ruapehu taku maunga.

Ko Whanganui taku awa.

Ko Kotimana me Ingarihi aku tūpuna.

Ki Waitahuna (Otakou), ki Kaikorai (Otepoti), me ki Orawia (ki te hauauru o te Murihiku) aku kura tuatahi.

Ko Otago Boys' High School taku kura tuarua (1954-1958).

Ko Porirua taku tāone nui inaianei.

Ki Te Whanga-nui-a-Tara taku mahi.

Pleased at no longer having any chance of being needed as an ambassador.

Statistics show a couple of new active contributors i Nov 2006.

(The registered user claiming the highest proficiency in the language was, for several months, User:Node ue, who is well known in other Wikipedias, so I don't mind if people try to talk to him here, preferably in Maori. He has good ideas about linking wikis and his claimed language learning has made great strides since he said in May 2004 "I am not a Maori speaker".)

Proficiency in specified languages
en This user is a native speaker of English.
fr-2 Cette personne peut contribuer avec un niveau moyen en français.
la-2 Hic usuarius media latinitate contribuere potis est.
de-1 Dieser Benutzer hat grundlegende Deutschkenntnisse.
mi-1 He tapepa rawa te reo Māori o tēnei tangata.

*Nearly 1,000 "wanted" articles

(Te reo Ingarihi:

I'm user number 11! Another place to find me is my English page: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/User:Robin_Patterson
As I indicated on a kōrero page recently, my knowledge of "te reo" is a bit less than skeletal. So my contributions here are likely to be mostly just structural or text I can copy. I see that a couple of others are already doing some of that rather well.
(Fifteen months later - that was an underestimate; I'm still waiting for some real speakers of the language to take over.) - 7 Hūrae 2005.
Maybe today it looks likely - 29 Noema 2005.
Email is welcome; note that New Zealand Standard Time is 12 or 13hrs ahead of UTC/Greenwich.)

Kia ora koutou

Robin Patterson 22:39, 31 Mar 2004 (UTC)

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