Kotahi te Kupu – Massey University Library’s Te Wiki o te reo Māori competition 2017

September 7, 2017

Testing your general knowledge and te reo Māori at the same time.

Over the last 3 years we have been running a competition called Kotahi te Kupu. We usually run it for the month of July but will do it for the week this year.
In celebration of Māori Language Week 2017, Massey University Library will be sending out clues each day of the week.

Kotahi te Kupu will simultaneously test your general knowledge and te reo Māori. The competition will run each working day from Monday 11 September until Friday 15 September.

This competition is open to one and all so nau mai haere mai. Are you up for the challenge!

How to play
Kotahi te Kupu, for those that didn’t get the opportunity to play last year, is a Māori spin on the popular 4pics1word game where you are given 4 pictures and using the letters provided you must guess the one Māori word that each picture has in common. The dashes below the pictures give you a clue as to how many letters are in the word needed; with the NG and WH in Māori counting as one dash. We have helped you out by putting the letters in the boxes below the pictures. That’s enough clues for now!

Here is an example of what the competition looks like:
Click on the picture to enlarge it

How to enter
Each day a clue for Kotahi te Kupu will be posted to the Library Out Loud blog with entry details attached.  Each post will be up on the blog by 9am each morning and remain there until 7pm that night and then removed from the blog. This should give you plenty of time to have a go! Be sure to play each day to give yourself more chances to win.

As we are only doing the week a draw will take place the following day where one of the Library’s Māori staff will then notify the winner using the contact details provided.
All winners names, with the answers to the will be put on the Library Out Loud blog the following Monday. This gives you an opportunity to see how well you did.

Prizes consist of book vouchers. There are prizes to be won each day with a final prize for the overall winner.
So….are you up for the challenge? Keep an eye out for the daily posts on the Library Out Loud blog as well as Facebook and Twitter posts.The first clue will be posted next Monday 11th September at 9am.

Kia kaha!!!

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