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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 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 24/4/17

April 10, 2017

The word this week is hoia (hore-e-a) or soldier Many Māori hoia served in the First and Second World Wars. Kupu o te wiki bought to you by the Library’s Māori staff...Read more

Kupu o te wiki 10/4/17

April 10, 2017

The word this week is hōtoke (hore-tore-kee) or winter. “Hōtoke is coming.” Kupu o te wiki bought to you by the Library’s Māori staff...Read more

Kupu o te wiki 3/4/17

April 3, 2017

The word this week is tarākona (taa-raa-core-nah) or dragon . Daenerys is the tarākona mother. Kupu o te wiki brought to you by the Library’s Māori staff...Read more

Kupu o te wiki 3/4/17

April 3, 2017

The word this week is ngā tarākona (ngaa taa-raa-core-nah) or dragons Daenerys is the mother of dragons. Kupu o te wiki bought to you by the Library’s Māori staff...Read more

Kupu o te wiki 6/03/17

March 6, 2017

The word this week is: parauri (par-row-ree) or brown. Parauri is the colour of chocolate. Kupu o te wiki brought to you by the Library’s Māori staff...Read more

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