Mo nga take motuhake
For special occasions



Here are some more useful phrases for special occasions, for cards, letters and emails:


  • Weddings and Engagements
Nga mihi ra mo nga ra kei mua i te aroaro
All the best for the future



  • Mother's Day

Nga mihi me te aroha nui mo te Ra o te Whaea
Love and best wishes for Mother's Day

Nga mihi ra me te aroha nui mo te Ra o te Whaea, na (ingoa)
Happy Mother's Day love, from (name)

Ki a Mama me te aroha nui, na (ingoa)
To Mother with love, from (name)



  • St Valentine's Day

Me te aroha nui
With all my love

Ka nui taku aroha mou / Ka nui taku aroha ki a koe

Love you heaps / My love for you knows no bounds

Taku aroha nui mou / Taku aroha nui ki a koe
Love ya heaps

E kore e mimiti te aroha mou
My love for you will never wane
 
E kore e ea i te kupu taku aroha mou
Words can't express how much I love you



  • Anniversary

Tena koe i to Huritau
Tena koe i to taua Huritau
Happy Anniversary Love

Kia ra pai tenei mou



  • Regards

Ka pai
Nga mihi
Ka pai ke
Well done
 
Sorry I can't be with you
 
E pouri ana i te korenga i tae atu
Sorry I couldn't be with you



  • Births

Nau mai, e hine, ki te ao turoa
Welcome to your new baby girl

Nau mai, e tama, ki te ao turoa
Welcome to your new baby boy

Tena koe i to tamahine/tama/o mahanga
Congratulations on the arrival of your new daughter/son/your twins



  • Message beginnings

Tena koe
Greetings to one

Tena korua
Greetings to two

Tena koutou
Greetings to three or more

Tena ra koe, e te hoa
E te hoa, tena ra koe
Greetings to a friend



  • Love, wishes, get well

Me te aroha
With love

Me te whakaaro nui atu
With loving thoughts

Me te aroha tino nui
Fondest memories

Me to maua aroha nui atu
With all our love - 2 persons

Me te matou aroha nui atu
With all our love - 3 persons plus

Me toku aroha tino nui
With all my love

Aroha nui
Much love/Lots of love

Me te aroha nui ki a korua/koutou katoa
Lots of love to you both/you all

Me te aroha nui atu o matou katoa
Lots of love from us all

Nga mihi nui
Love and best wishes

Kei kona kei a koe/korua/koutou nga whakaaro
Our thoughts are with you


Kei kona te whakaaro
Thinking of you

Ma te Atua koe e tiaki
God be with you

Kei a koe aku inoi
My prayers are with you

Me te aroha nui o Papa
Love from Dad

Me te aroha nui o Papa raua ko Mama
Love from Mum and Dad

Me te aroha nui o Mama
Love from Mum

Me te aroha atu o te katoa i te kainga nei

Love from all at home

Ko te wawata kia tino piki te ora ki a koe/korua/koutou
With best wishes for a speedy recovery

Kia piki te ora ki a koe/korua/koutou
Wishing you a speedy recovery

Kia piki te ora ki a koe/korua/koutou
Get well soon





 

  • Love, wishes, get well
Ko te wawata kua ora ake koe
Hope you are feeling better

Tino koa ana i te rongo pai kua hau mai
Thrilled with your news

Me te whakaaro nui
With kind thoughts

Nga mihi nui
With best wishes
 
Nga mihi nui ki a korua tahi
With best wishes to you both

 
Ma te Atua koe e manaaki
God is watching over you

Kia kaha
Be strong

Kia pai te haere
Best wishes for a happy trip
 
 
Haere pai atu, hoki pai mai
Have a wonderful trip
 
 
 
 
Me te mihi nui
In appreciation
 
 
 
Hoki mai ki te wa kainga
Welcome home



  • Birthday

Nga mihi ra i to ra whanau, e te tau
Happy Birthday, love
Wishing you a very happy birthday

Nga mihi nui i to ra whanau
Wishing you many happy returns of the day

Nga mihi nui me te aroha nui i to ra whanau
Birthday greetings and love
With love and best wishes for a Happy Birthday





  • Congratulations

Nga mihi nui ki a korua, na (ingoa)
Congratulations and best wishes to you both, from (name)

Nga mihi nui me te aroha, na (ingoa)
Congratulations and love from (name)

Nga mihi nui me te aroha nui
Congratulations and best wishes

Tena ra korua i roto i nga mihi me te aroha nui

Congratulations and love to you both



  • Christmas, New Year and Easter

Nga mihi o te wa me te aroha nui, na (ingoa)
Happy Christmas lots of love, from (name)

Nga mihi o te wa me te Tau Hou
A Merry Christmas and Happy New Year

Nga mihi o te Kirihimete
Christmas Greetings

Wishing you a very Happy Christmas
 
Nga mihi o te Tau Hou
Happy New Year
 
Nga mihi o te Tau Hou ki a koutou katoa
Wishing you all a very Happy New Year
 
Nga mihi o te Tau Hou ki a korua
Wishing you both a very Happy New Year



  • Sympathy

Me te aroha tino nui atu
With deepest sympathy

Me te aroha tino nui atu
With loving sympathy

Me nga whakaaro, inoi aroha atu
With loving thoughts and prayers

Tena rawa atu koe i to aitua nui
With deepest sympathy for your sad loss
 
E ngau kino nei te aroha
With heartfelt sympathy
 
Kei kona te aroha me te whakaaro
With loving thoughts and sympathy
With love and deepest sympathy

E aroha nui atu ana ki a koe/korua/koutou i tenei wa
Our/My thoughts and deepest sympathy are with you at this time

Kore rawa atu e wareware
With fondest memories

Me te pouri tino nui
Please accept my/our deepest sympathy
 
Hei maumaharatanga ki te tino hoa
In loving memory of a dear friend
 
Hei maumaharatanga
In fond remembrance
 
Te mamae me te pouri nui e ngau kino nei
Love and sympathy



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