MĀORI WORD OF THE WEEK

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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.

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