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Amanda Noblett shares her views on why we should speak up for what we care about, in Te Reo Māori.

Loose English Translation:
“These days, we all live on the internet. I’ve met some young people who are too shy to speak up around others, but once they jump on Facebook, their words flow freely and they are able to have discussions with other people. In my opinion, if the internet is able to help one person break their barriers of shyness, then the internet and resources of these days would be able to help us shape our own place in this world to what we want. (he mea tino nui te tuku pooti) To me, that’s why its important to vote.

By voting, you are opening the doors for your thoughts, your voice, and your words, to be heard by the world.
At the end of the day, you are your own person. What I am saying is just to help motivate you to get out there and be heard by everyone. With our voices together, we can motivate others to be confident, to stand strong and speak up. So, what do you think?”

’60s Civics’ are a collected of animations initiated by Regeneration, and supported by a range of New Zealand organisations.
Animations recorded, designed and made by Matai Media Ltd © 2013
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