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Te Wiki o te Reo Māori

September 10, 2017 by blennzict | 0 comments

Kia ora everyone and welcome to Māori Language Week 2017!

The theme Kia ora te reo Māori was chosen to celebrate New Zealand’s indigenous greeting, and also as the words ‘Kia Ora’ are an exact description of the intent of the new partnerships for te reo Māori revitalisation between the Crown and Māori under the new Māori Language Act 2016.

For more information visit Te Taura Whiri i te Reo Māori website.

Te wiki tuawaru

September 9, 2014 by blennzict | 0 comments

Here are some examples as to how the word of the week can be used everyday.
The examples used here are based on listening to and using Te Reo Māori with people predominantly from Ngāti Kahungunu ki te Wairoa and Tūhoe.

Te wiki tuawaru (week 8/8 September) pahi/bus

Kua tae mai the pahi – The bus has arrived.
Kua haere the pahi – The bus has gone.
Haere ki the pahi – Go to the bus.
Kia tupato. Kei te haere mai te pahi – Be careful! The bus is coming.

Te wiki tuawhitu

September 1, 2014 by blennzict | 0 comments

Here are some examples as to how the word of the week can be used everyday.
The examples used here are based on listening to and using Te Reo Māori with people predominantly from Ngāti Kahungunu ki te Wairoa and Tūhoe.

Te wiki tuawhitu (week 7/1 September) rangi/sky

Here in my area, rangi is the word for day – To describe a good day we say, He pai te rangi.
He aha tēra I runga I te rangi – What is that in the sky?
He manu I runga I te rangi – A bird is in the sky.
He kikorangi te tae o te rangi – Blue is the colour of the sky.

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