Tēnā koutou katoa
Ka nui te mihi ki a koutou
Nō reira, tēnā koutou, tēnā koutou, tēnā tātou katoa
Ko te reo te taikura ō te whakaaro marama
Language is the key to understanding
He pai ake te iti i te kore
A little is better than none
Whakataukī are a wonderful way of expressing yourself, sharing thoughts, feelings, perceptions and ideas. We are all familiar with a range of proverbs that we may use without even thinking about their origins. Whakataukī are similar - a quick and effective way to rely a message and use te reo Māori.
In the spirit of this year's kaupapa, here is one for your whānau:
Ka nui taku aroha ki a koe
My love for you knows no bounds
Whakataukī are used everywhere in te Ao Māori and one way of regularly using te Reo Māori is to have a few up your sleeve for frequent use.
Find whakataukī in our collection.
Do you have a whakataukī that you use regularly?