Taku reo kahika, he reo rere iho
Taku reo kahika, he reo kāmehameha

Me kite, me rongo, me kōrero te Reo māori. Ko Mahuru Māori tēnei te hāpai ake nei, ko Te Wiki o Te Reo Māori tēnei te hāpai ake nei, ko Maniapoto tēnei te hāpai ake nei.
 
Join us in celebrating Mahuru Māori by observing, listening, and speaking our treasured language. We will be promoting and sharing 25 Māori words throughout the month of Mahuru and Te Wiki o Te Reo Māori videos to help te Reo Māori flourish like the Kōwharawhara.
 
We’re using Maniapoto and Te Reo Māori kupu that will give you a deeper understanding of te Reo o Te Nehenehenui me te Reo Māori.
 
Ākina te reo, kōrerongia kia haemata!

Whatitoka (noun) door

E kō, tēnā, tūtakina te whatitoka!  Hey girl, close the door!

 

Utauta (noun) dishes, utensils

Haere ki rō kāuta ki te horoi i ngā utauta rā.  Go into the kitchen and wash those dishes.

 

Koropū (noun) traditional food storage slightly elevated off the ground.

Haria tēnā rukuruku me āna hua o roto ki te Koropū rokiroki ai.  Take that basket and its many contents to storage for preserving.

 

Ritorongokura (noun) place of birth, tranquil space.

He wāhi tapu, he ritorongokura a Ōmarueke.  Koinā te wāhi i whānau mai ai tō tātou tupuna.  Ōmarueke is a sacred and tranquil place.  That is where our ancestor was born.

 

He puku!

(interjection) get you! You’ve got the audacity! Pity about you!

Homai ērā kī, māku e hautū tēnā motokā. / He puku, kātahi anō koe ka whiwhi i tō raihana kohere.  Hand me those keys, I’ll drive that car. / Pity about you, you’ve only just got your restricted license. 

EXPLORE

this kaupapa further by watching the video below:

Maniapoto Māori Trust Board is privileged to have supported Whīkoi mo Te Reo 2019 and look forward to seeing more kaupapa such as this in the near future.

Explore this kaupapa further by watching the video below.­