Start using Te Reo Māori this week
During this Te Wiki o te Reo Māori you will see some of the fantastic initiatives happening across Fire and Emergency as we weave te reo Māori through our everyday work.
Understanding and becoming familiar with te reo Māori and tikanga may seem quite daunting, but small and simple changes can help you use and pronounce te reo Māori more confidently.
If you’d like to get involved but don’t know where to start, have a look at the information below:
- The first thing to do is set up your computer to use macrons. This will ensure you spell te reo Māori words correctly, including the new region names.
- Learn the story of our new region names.
- And if you’re still unclear how to pronounce these new region names, practise them here.
- There are a range of helpful te reo Māori resources on Learning Station under the Kete Matauranga(external link) category.
- To add te reo Māori phrases to your emails, here are some suggestions you could use.
|Māori phrase||English translation|
|Tēnā koe (formal)||Greetings to one|
|Kia ora (informal)||Greetings to one (Hi)|
|Tēnā kōrua (formal)||Greetings to two|
|Kia ora kōrua (informal)||Greetings to two|
|Tēnā koe||Dear Sir/Madam|
|Tēnā koutou katoa me te tangi atu ki a rātou kua riro ki te pō||Greetings to you all, and acknowledging all who have passed on|
|Kei ngā ihuoneone, kei ngā taituarā o te tari, tēnei ka mihi||To the hardworkers and supporters of our organisation, I greet you.|
|Kāti rā mo tēnei wā||That’s all for now|
|Nāku noa, nā||Yours sincerely (one signatory)|
|Ngā manaakitanga||With best wishes|