MĀORI WORD OF THE WEEK
The Taupō & Tūrangi Weekender supports Te Taura Whiri i te Reo Māori the Māori Language Commission’s campaign to increase te reo Māori vocabulary by running a different Māori word to learn each week. This week’s word: waiata(tia) — to sing, song
Māku te waiata e waiata hei tautoko.
I will sing the song as support.
— this is an example of the agent emphatic
Ā muri i ngā whaikōrero ka tū ngā tāngata ki te tautoko i te waiata a te kaikōrero.
After the main speeches the people will stand to support the speaker’s song.