Summer Greetings - Ngā mihi o te Raumati

Impress your friends and whānau (family) this summer with cool Māori 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 Māori.

Tell us what you think about our summer greetings.

Hararei - Holiday

Kei te aha koe i ngā rā hararei?
What are you doing for the holidays?

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

Kei hea a Kororāreka?
Where is Russell?

Kei te Tai Tokerau.
In the Far North.

Tō waimarie hoki!
You are so lucky!

 

Haumaru i te hihī o te rā - Sun Safety

Pania te ārai hihirā i mua i tō haere ki waho.
Put sun block on before you go out in the sun.

Whakamaua tō potae me ō mōhiti pango.
Wear your hat and sunglasses.

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

Whakamaua anō he ārai hihirā.
Put some more sun block on.

 

Hoki ki te marae - Going to the marae

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

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

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

 

Kei tēhea wāhi tō marae?
Where is your marae located?

Kei Pukehina tōku marae.
It is in Pukehina.

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