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?
Northland MP Matt King is floating a member's bill which would require the criminal history of election candidates to be published, if they were convicted of a crime punishable by two or more years' jail time. What do you think? Would it change the way you vote?
Marking 250 years since Captain Cook arrived in New Zealand, the Tuia 250 flotilla was welcomed to Tai Tokerau with a rousing haka. Events will be held throughout the north over the next week - will you be taking part? Why or why not?