It's Cool to Korero Te Reo Maori


Tena koutou

“Ko te manu e kai ana I te miro nona te ngahere. Ko te manu e kai ana I te matauranga nona te ao.” The

bird that consumes the miro berry owns the forest. The bird that consumes knowledge owns the world.

It’s Maori Language Week and one of the goals is to use a little bit of Maori all the time. Let us see if we

can learn a whakatauki (proverb) every day.


The theme for 2018 is: 'Kia Kaha te Reo Māori' – 'Let's make the Māori language strong'.

Massey University's has an online course Toro Mai which is starting this month. 10 weeks and free.

These are links to various websites with simple but useful Maori phrases that can be used anywhere. One of the websites also has pronunciations which is very handy.