Tohi Toastmasters at Auckland University of Technology has been recognised as New Zealand’s first chartered bilingual te reo Maori/English toastmasters club. The club was established in 2016 in an aim to empower its members to speak te reo with confidence. The group has taken on the challenge of public speaking in another language. President Trent Dallas said the club encouraged members to step outside of their comfort zone. ‘‘The Tohi motto is ‘Nau mai, te hapa’ - we welcome mistakes,’’ he said. The club enabled attendees to improve their knowledge and proficiency in te reo.