Hi neighbours - Anton Matthews, father-of-two and owner of a bilingual restaurant, made a pact to himself that he would only speak to his children in te reo Māori until they got their drivers' licenses.
He says that "te reo Māori and Māori culture is part of what makes Aotearoa such a special place and we can't get enough of it".
Do you speak te reo Māori in your home? Do you encourage your children to speak it?
The Melbourne Cup can be seen as an excuse for people to dress to the nines and get so drunk that they often miss seeing the races.
The physical and psychological pain these horses suffer is immense, with the movement against horse racing growing as animal welfare advocates call for change. What do you think? Should horse racing be banned? Vote in the poll below.
45% Definitely - it’s inhumane45% Complete
20% No - it’s a bit of harmless fun20% Complete
1.7% I don’t have an opinion1.7% Complete
33.3% Only for those found guilty of abuse33.3% Complete
2degrees is all about fighting for fair which is why we’re giving one local business a $20,000 advertising package. Apply before 20th November at 2degrees.nz/ShopLocal
Apply at 2degrees.nz/shoplocal. Hurry, entries close November 20.