and (Conjunction for two sentences)

Inanahi, i haere au ki te toa ki te hoko i te paraoa, ā, i haere au ki te kura ki te ako.
Yesterday, I went to the shop to buy bread and I went to school to learn.

However, in Maori, the above Māori sentence would still have the English translation (with and) without the co-ordinating conjunction ā. It seems that ā is being used increasingly due to the influence of English.