Nā taua kuia te karanga
The elderly woman called
the call of welcome.
- this is an example of the agent emphatic
te ope whakaeke e te kuia.
The ascending group have been called
by the elderly woman.
- this is an example of a passive sentence
Ko te karanga
te mahi tuatahi o te pōwhiri.
is the very first thing to happen at a welcoming ceremony.
- this is an example of an equative sentence