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Whakataukī o te Rā – Maori word of the day

We will frequently update the maori word of the day so we can learn more te reo together.

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Tīhei Mauriora!

“Tīhei mauriora!” is a common expression in te reo Māori. It acknowledges the breath of life, and is expressed on the pae during whaikōrero or mihimihi. It refers to the Māori creation story when the first human was fashioned from clay in the form of a wahine. The hongi symbolises… Read More »Tīhei Mauriora!