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Learn 50 kupu hou (new words) in Te Reo Māori.

āe, kāo

Āe, kāo.

Yes, no.

Ahorangi

Ahorangi: Professor

Ko ia te Ahorangi o tēnā kura.

She is the Professor of that school.

Aromatawai

Aromatawai: Assessment/assignment

He aromatawai tā aku tauira, ko te Paraire te rā tuku mai.

My students have an assignment due on Friday.

ata mārie, mōrena

Ata mārie, mōrena.

Good morning.

Haumaru

Haumaru: Security Assistant

Tīkina atu tō kāri kaimahi mai i te Haumaru ki te Whare o Cotton.

Collect your staff card from the Security Assistant in the Cotton Building.

hei āpōpō

Hei āpōpō.

See you tomorrow.

He kawhe māu?

He kawhe māu?

Would you like a coffee?

He pōturi rawa te ipurangi i tēnei rā

He pōturi rawa te ipurangi i tēnei rā.

The internet is slow today.

He tī māu?

He tī māu?

Would you like tea?

He wai mōu?

He wai mōu?

Would you like water?

hoa

hoa: friend, colleague

Nō Ōtepōti taku tino hoa.

My best friend is from Dunedin.

hui

hui: meeting, to meet

Kei roto te Tumuaki i te hui.

The Head of School is in a meeting.

Kairaupi

Kairaupi: Caretaker

Kua hia tau ko ia te Kairaupi.

He has been the Caretaker for many years.

Kaitiaki Pukapuka

Kaitiaki Pukapuka: Librarian

Pokea ana te Kaitiaki Pukapuka e te mahi i ngā wā katoa.

That Librarian is always busy.

kaitiaki

kaitiaki: trustee, guardian, custodian, minder

Ko ia te kaitiaki o te motu o Matiu.

She is the kaitiaki of Matiu Island.

Kaituruki

Kaituruki: Tutor

Moata ai te tae mai a te kaituruki ki te karaehe.

The tutor always arrives early to class.

kawa

kawa: marae protocol

Ko te kawa o Te Herenga Waka Marae, he pāeke.

The kawa at Te Herenga Waka Marae is known as pāeke.

Kia ora rawa atu

Kia ora rawa atu.

Many thanks.

koha

koha: gift, donation, contribution

Anei te koha mō te marae.

Here is the contribution for the marae.

Kua pau te pepa i te mihini tā

Kua pau te pepa i te mihini tā.

The printer is out of paper.

Mata Ahupae

Mata Ahupae: Administrator

Ki te hiahia pepa tuhituhi koe, pātai atu ki te Mata Ahupae.

If you need writing paper, ask the Administrator.

mahi

mahi: work, to work

Kei te mahi ia.

He is working.

mana

mana: prestige, authority, control, power, influence, status

Kei ngā Tumuaki te mana o ō rātou kura.

Heads of School have the authority of their school.

Māngai Akomanga

Māngai Akomanga: Student Representative

Ko ia te Māngai Ākonga mō Te Poari ā-Kura.

He is the Student Representative on Faculty Board.

manuhiri

manuhiri: visitor, guest

Kei te waharoa te manuhiri e tatari ana.

The visitors are at the gate waiting.

mauri

mauri: life principle

Kei te tangata whenua te mauri me te marae.

Tangata whenua control the mauri of the marae.

mihi

mihi: greeting, acknowledgement, tribute

Kei te mihi te Tumu Whakarae ki ngā ākonga.

The Vice Chancellor is acknowledging the students.

ngā manaakitanga

Ngā manaakitanga.

With best wishes.

Ngā mihi

Ngā mihi.

Regards.

Ngāi Tauira

Ngāi Tauira: Māori Students Association

Ā tērā marama, ka tae atu a Ngāi Tauira ki te hui ā-tau Te Huinga.

Next month, the Māori Students Association will attend the annual Te Huinga meeting.

noa

noa: free from tapu, ordinary, unrestricted

He noa te kai.

Food is unrestricted.

noho ora mai

Noho ora mai.

All the best.

Pūkenga

Pūkenga: Lecturer

He pūkenga ia ki Te Wāhanga Pūtaiao.

She is a lecturer in the Science Faculty.

rangatira

rangatira: chief, noble, leader

Ko ia te rangatira.

She is the leader.

rangatiratanga

rangatiratanga: sovereignty, chieftainship, right to exercise authority

Kei te Māori te rangatiratanga o ō rātou whenua.

Māori have sovereignty over their land.

Rūma Whakaako

Rūma Whakaako: Lecture Theatre

Kei te Whare o Kirk taku rūma whakaako.

My lecture theatre is in the Kirk Building.

tangata whenua

tangata whenua: hosts, local people, indigenous people of the land

Ko te iwi Māori te tangata whenua.

Māori are the Indigenous people of this land.

taonga

taonga: property, treasure, goods

He taonga te pounamu.

Greenstone is a prized treasure.

tapu

tapu: sacred, prohibited, restricted

Ko te ūpoko tētahi wāhanga tapu o te tinana.

The head is a sacred part of the body.

Te Ihonui

Te Ihonui: The Hub

Me tūtaki tāua ki Te Ihonui.

Let’s (you and I) meet in the Hub.

Te Pātaka Kōrero

Te Pātaka Kōrero: Library

Me tūtaki tāua ki te Pātaka Kōrero.

Meet me in the Library.

Te Toka Tū Moana

Te Toka Tū Moana.

Victoria University Coastal Ecology Laboratory.

Te Whare Wānanga o Te Ūpoko o Te Ika a Māui

Te Whare Wānanga o Te Ūpoko o Te Ika a Māui: Victoria University of Wellington

Ko te tirohanga whakamua a Te Whare Wānanga o Te Ūpoko o Te Ika a Māui, kia tū hei tino wānanga mō ngā tāone matua o te ao.

The vision for Victoria University of Wellington is to become a globally ranked capital city university.

tikanga

tikanga: custom, convention, correct procedure

Ngā tikanga a te marae.

The customs of the marae.

Tumu Whakarae

Tumu Whakarae: Vice-Chancellor

Ko Ahorangi Grant Guilford te Tumu Whakarae o Te Herenga Waka.

Professor Grant Guilford is the Vice-Chancellor of Victoria University of Wellington.

Tumuaki

Tumuaki: Head of School

Ko ia te Tumuaki o Te Kawa a Māui.

She is the Head of School for Te Kawa a Māui.

utu

utu: revenge, cost, price, fee, payment, reciprocity

E whā tāra e rima tekau hēneti te utu o te kawhe ki Vic Books.

A cup of coffee costs $4.50 at Vic Books.

waharoa

waharoa: gateway

Ko te ingoa o te waharoa kei te marae o Te Herenga Waka, ko Te Apa Mareikura o Māui Tikitiki-a-Taranga.

The name of the gateway at Te Herenga Waka marae is Te Apa Mareikura o Māui Tikitiki-a-Taranga.

wānanga

wānanga: conference, discussion, to discuss

Kei te wānanga ngā kaimahi i te mahere rautaki hou.

The staff are discussing the new strategic plan.

Whakamātautau

Whakamātautau: Examination

Ka tū tētahi whakamātautau whakamutunga hei te mutunga o tēnei pepa.

There will be a final examination at the end of the course.