Kia ora. To celebrate Te Reo Māori we are publishing kupu (words).
Mārake te kite.
Clear as crystal.
The South Island.
He whenua taurikura Te Waipounamu.
The South Island is a beautiful place.
Ahakoa he iti he pounamu.
Although it is small, it is greenstone.
This is a humble way to deliver a small gift. Pounamu (greenstone) is an extremely useful commodity which is considered very precious, so although you may not be presenting greenstone, the word pounamu stands as a metaphor for something precious or a treasure from the heart.