māori kupu

7 Here-turi-kōkā 2017

August 7, 2017

The word this week is: whakapono (far-car-pour-gnaw) believe/ have faith Kei te whakapono au i tenei ao. I believe in this world. Kupu o te wiki brought to you by the Library’s maori staff...Read more

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July 31, 2017

The word this week is: papa tuhituhi (papa two-he-two-he) Blackboard/writing board Check out our new papa tuhituhi on the wall, next to the cafe on level one of the library – feel free to write/draw on it and leave us a message. Kupu o te...Read more

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July 24, 2017

The word this week is: waipuketanga (why-poo-care-tarn-ga) (noun) flooding   Christchurch suffered some waipuketanga at the weekend.   Kupu o te wiki brought to you by the Library’s maori staff...Read more

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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 – 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 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

Kupu o te wiki 17/4/17

April 17, 2017

The word this week is hukarere  (who-car-ree-ree) or snow. “You know nothing Jon Hukarere.” Kupu o te wiki bought to you by the Library’s Māori staff...Read more

Kupu o te wiki 1/12/14

December 1, 2014

The word this week is: rā whānau (rah far-no) or Happy Birthday. Rā whānau to anyone celebrating their birthday today! Kupu o te wiki brought to you by the Library’s Māori staff.  ...Read more

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