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 New Zealanders’ te reo Māori vocabulary by running a different Māori word to learn each week.
This week’s word: pānui(tia) — read
He pai ki a koe te pānui pukapuka? Do you like to read books? Kāore ia i pānui i tāna mahi-ā-kāinga.
He didn’t read his homework.
Nā te rangatira taua ¯ıme¯ra i pa¯nui.
It was the boss who read that (aforementioned) email.
Kei hea ngā pānui mō te¯nei ahiahi?
Where are the notices for this afternoon?