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Te Kupu o te Wiki – 2019/20

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 again Kia kaha te reo Māori.

Kia kaha te reo Māori

Let’s make the Māori language strong!

Here are some things to do:

  1. Register for Kupu o te Rā and you will also receive Te Kupu o te Wiki every Monday.
  2. Tell your friends and your workplace they can sign up here too!
  3. Want to plan ahead or practise to impress your friends? See below for the first set of kupu together with the sound files (MP3s).

Kia kaha e hoa mā!Let's go team!
whai (whāia)to follow, to chase, to pursue
Ehara i te tīY.O.L.O. – you only live once
Mō te whakameamea!What a diva! So dramatic!
Wetiweti ana!Mean! Wicked!
Kua puta a pito!I’m so full!
marangato get up, to arise
wehewehe(a)sort out, separate, divide
Mauri mahi, mauri ora"Do the mahi, get the treats" (through work, we prosper)

More kupu coming soon…

Also see resources available at