Te Kupu o te Wiki – The Word of the Week

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

Kīwaha (colloquialism)

Wēkeneru
Holy moly

Kupu (word)

poitarawhiti
netball

I mātakitaki koe i te poitarawhiti ināpō?
Did you watch the netball last night?

Whakataukī (proverb)

Ki te kahore he whakakitenga ka ngaro te iwi.
Without foresight or vision the people will be lost.

Said by Kingi Tawhiao Potatau te Wherowhero, to show the urgency of unification and strong Maori leadership.

Maori
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