Te Kupu o Te Wiki – Pōtae (hat)

Kia ora. To encourage the use of Te Reo Māori we are publishing weekly kupu (words) and phrases that can be used with children.


Nāku te rourou nāu te rourou ka ora ai te iwi.
With your basket and my basket the people will live

Referring to co-operation and the combination of resources to get ahead. This proverb can be very useful and is often said.

Kīwaha (idiom)

Kua Māui tonu atu koe?
You think you are super human or something?

Kupu (word)


Tïkina tō pōtae.
Fetch your hat.

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