Te Kupu o te Wiki – 2017/18
In celebration of Te Wiki o te Reo Māori (Māori Language Week), we are again bringing you Te Kupu o te Wiki … not just for a week: for a whole year!
The theme for this year is:
Kia Ora te reo Māori
The emphasis of Te Kupu o te Wiki this year is colloquial youth expressions (in English and Māori) and links to traditional whakatauki, for example:
Mauri mahi, mauri ora
"Do the mahi, get the treats" (through work, we prosper)
The full whakataukī (‘Māori proverb’) is: “Mauri mahi, mauri ora; mauri noho, mauri mate” – Industry begets prosperity; idleness begets poverty.
Here are some things to do:
- Register for Kupu o te Rā and you will also receive Te Kupu o te Wiki every Monday.
- During Te Wiki o te Reo Māori, Hā o te Rā is running free Māori language pronunciation sessions, so learn more and sign up!
- Win cool headphones courtesy of Moana Rd – check out te Kupu o te Rā on Facebook for more info.
- Want to plan ahead or practise to impress your friends? See below for the first set of kupu together with the sound files (MP3s).
Some good resources: