kupu maori

17-Hōngongoi-17

July 17, 2017

The word this week is: kamupūtu (come-moo-poo-too) gumboot Kei whea āku kamupūtu Where are my gumboots? Kupu o te wiki brought to you by the Library’s maori staff...Read more

10-Hōngongoi-17

July 10, 2017

The word this week is: pene (pen-near,  say it fast!) pen Anei tāku pene. Here’s my pen.   Kupu o te wiki brought to you by the Library’s maori staff...Read more

03-Hōngongoi-17

July 3, 2017

The word this week is:kupu tautoko (coo-poo toe-tore-caw) argument for, word qualifier, testimonial The kupu tautoko for last night’s All Blacks loss, could ( and probably will be) debated hotly in the media, this week. Kupu o te wiki...Read more

kupu o te wiki 26/06/17

June 26, 2017

The word this week is: whakatā (far-car-taa) to relax, take breath, catch breath, take a break. Kei te whakatā nga tauira, kua mutu mō whakamātautau. Take a break students, your exams have finished.   Kupu o te wiki brought to you by...Read more

kupu o te wiki – 19/06/17

June 19, 2017

The word this week is: whakararu (far-car-ra-roo) (roll your r’s on the ra and roo) – to confuse, disturb, bother! Kei te whakararu nga tamariki i aku mama! The children are bothering their mama! Kupu o te wiki brought to you by the...Read more

Kupu o te wiki – 5 Pipiri 2017

June 5, 2017

The word this week is : whakaako (far-car-are-core) – teach. Ka whakaako au i te tuitui ki a koe. I will teach you to sew. Kupu o te wiki brought to you by the Library’s maori staff.    ...Read more

Kupu o te wiki – 22/05/17

May 24, 2017

Kupu o te wiki 22-Haratua-17 The kupu this week is: hihi (he-he) Stitchbird Legend has it that the hihi would not collect water for maui, after he had achieved the mammoth task of catching the sun and slowing it down, so he tossed the bird in a...Read more

Kupu o te wiki 15/5/17

May 15, 2017

Kupu o te wiki 015-Haratua-17 The kupu this week is: kotare (core-tar-rare, another one for practicing the rolling of the r’s) NZ kingfisher The kotare is a sharp sighted bird who excels at diving. They literally dive-bomb a hole in a clay...Read more

Kupu o te wiki 8/5/17

May 8, 2017

Kupu o te wiki 08-Haratua-17 The kupu this week is: Kereru (care-rare-roo, roll your r’s like you were born in the deep south) NZ wood pigeon. Kereru can be sighted occasionally flying through the esplanade in Palmerston North. They are big...Read more

Kupu o te wiki 01/05/17

May 1, 2017

Kupu o te wiki 01-Haratua-17 The kupu this week is: Riroriro (ree-raw-ree-raw) or Grey Warbler The riroriro is a tiny bird. They are native to NZ. They can be found in peoples gardens and city parks. It is in their tiny nests that the shining...Read more

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