Nā tōku kuia te karanga i karanga.
It was my Nana who did the call of welcome
- this is an example of the agent emphatic
Kua karangatia 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 tikanga o tō mātou marae, ko te karanga te mahi tuatahi o te pōwhiri.
Our (3+ exclusive) marae custom is that the karanga is the very first thing to happen at a welcoming ceremony.
- this is an example of an equative sentence