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:

Māori phrase English translation
Mōrena Good morning
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
Ngā mihi Regards

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