Summer Greetings - Nga mihi o te Raumati

Impress your friends and whanau (family) this summer with cool Maori phrases, for every occassion. Use them when you're on holiday, out in the sun, swimming, at the movies, at the marae or meeting someone for the first time. There are also phrases you can use at Christmas, New Year, Waitangi Day and Valentine's Day.

To hear the phrases just click on the phrase or heading in Maori.

Tell us what you think about our summer greetings.

Hararei - Holiday

Kei te aha koe i nga ra hararei?
What are you doing for the holidays?

Kei te haere ahau ki Kororareka.
I am going to Russell.

Kei hea a Kororareka?
Where is Russell?

Kei te Tai Tokerau.
In the Far North.

To waimarie hoki!
You are so lucky!

 

Haumaru i te hihi o te ra - Sun Safety

Pania te arai hihira i mua i to haere ki waho.
Put sun block on before you go out in the sun.

Whakamaua to potae me o mohiti pango.
Wear your hat and sunglasses.

Te ahua nei kei te whero haere koe.
Looks like you’re getting sun burnt.

Whakamaua ano he arai hihira.
Put some more sun block on.

 

Hoki ki te marae - Going to the marae

Kei te hoki au ki toku marae.
I am going back to my marae.

Ko wai te ingoa o to marae?
What is the name of your marae?

Ko Te Wao Nui a Hei te ingoa o toku marae.
It is called Te Wao Nui a Hei.

 

Kei tehea wahi to marae?
Where is your marae located?

Kei Pukehina toku marae.
It is in Pukehina.

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