Te Kupu o te Wiki – The Word of the Week

Kia ora. To celebrate Te Reo Māori we are publishing kupu (words).


Ka pū te ruha, ka hao te rangatahi.
As an old net withers another is remade.

When an elder is no longer fit to lead, a healthier leader will stand in his or her place.

Kīwaha (colloquialism)

Mea rawa.
Next minute.

Kupu (word)


He maha ngā ika ake o Aotearoa.
New Zealand has many native fish species.

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