Ma¯ori word of the week

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The Taupo¯ & Tu¯rangi Week­ender sup­ports Te Taura Whiri i te Reo Ma¯ori, the Ma¯ori Lan­guage Com­mis­sion’s cam­paign to in­crease New Zealan­ders’ te reo Ma¯ori vo­cab­u­lary by run­ning a dif­fer­ent Ma¯ori word to learn each week.

This week’s word:

mahi(a) — to do, work, make

E haere ana au ki te mahi.

I am go­ing to work.

- this is an ex­am­ple of an ac­tive sen­tence I mahi tahi ta¯tou ka­toa. We all worked to­gether. — ex­am­ple of an ac­tive sen­tence Kua mahia te mahi pai e ko¯rua.

You two have done a good job. (The good work has been done by you two.)

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