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

Kīwaha (colloquialism)

Koia kei a koe
What a sad guy

Kupu (word)

kaiako
teacher

Ko Whaea Hēni tōku kaiako.
Whaea Hēni is my teacher

Maori
Browse our Te Reo Māori resources.

Some picks from our September Picture Books newsletter:

Cover of Oliver and his alligator Cover of The best thing about kindergarten Cover of Blue on blue Cover of No nap yes nap Cover of Hermelin Cover of Quest Cover of NZ shore and sea Cover of NZ Plants

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Cover of Cherry red Cover of Laura Nyro Cover of Terence Trent D'Arby Cover of Lightning Seeds Cover of Nina Simone Cover of Burlesque

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

Kīwaha (colloquialism)

He aha hoki
Whatever

Kupu (word)

awa
river

He maha ngā tuna i te awa rā?
Are there a lot of eels in this river?

Maori
Browse our Te Reo Māori resources.

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

Kīwaha (colloquialism)

Ki a koe hoki
Get you

Kupu (word)

pahi
bus

Mā runga pahi tātou haere ai?
Are we going on the bus?

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

Kīwaha (colloquialism)

Aheiha
Hard

Kupu (word)

Niho
tooth

Kua hawa tōku niho i au.
I have chipped my tooth.

Maori
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Kia ora and Happy Father’s Day to all the Dads. Search our catalogue for stuff about fatherhood, fathers, and daddydom, and here are some Dads from our photo collection (including mine):
Tuckered Out at Governor’s Bay

North East Christchurch Energy Group - "Wrong" sign
StellaDennis

How fathers occupied themselves at a day at the beach playing cards.

Dave Reynolds won a  Highly Commended Prize in last year’s photohunt for a series of family photos. Some lovely Dad shots in there:

Photo of Grandfather pushing grandson in the family go-kart Photo of Watching TV after a family tea Photo of Family barbecue  Photo of Summer day at Pines Beach Photo of The new Christmas bike   Photo of Family birthday

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