Te Kupu o Te Wiki ki Wikitōria

Learn 50 kupu hou (new words) in Te Reo Māori.

tangata whenua

tangata whenua: hosts, local people, indigenous people of the land

Ko te iwi Māori te tangata whenua.

Māori are the Indigenous people of this land.

manuhiri

manuhiri: visitor, guest

Kei te waharoa te manuhiri e tatari ana.

The visitors are at the gate waiting.

mihi

mihi: greeting, acknowledgement, tribute

Kei te mihi te Tumu Whakarae ki ngā ākonga.

The Vice Chancellor is acknowledging the students.

koha

koha: gift, donation, contribution

Anei te koha mō te marae.

Here is the contribution for the marae.

tapu

tapu: sacred, prohibited, restricted

Ko te ūpoko tētahi wāhanga tapu o te tinana.

The head is a sacred part of the body.

noa

noa: free from tapu, ordinary, unrestricted

He noa te kai.

Food is unrestricted.

hui

hui: meeting, to meet

Kei roto te Tumuaki i te hui.

The Head of School is in a meeting.

wānanga

wānanga: conference, discussion, to discuss

Kei te wānanga ngā kaimahi i te mahere rautaki hou.

The staff are discussing the new strategic plan.

rangatira

rangatira: chief, noble, leader

Ko ia te rangatira.

She is the leader.

mahi

mahi: work, to work

Kei te mahi ia.

He is working.

hoa

hoa: friend, colleague

Nō Ōtepōti taku tino hoa.

My best friend is from Dunedin.

mauri

mauri: life principle

Kei te tangata whenua te mauri me te marae.

Tangata whenua control the mauri of the marae.

taonga

taonga: property, treasure, goods

He taonga te pounamu.

Greenstone is a prized treasure.

mana

mana: prestige, authority, control, power, influence, status

Kei ngā Tumuaki te mana o ō rātou kura.

Heads of School have the authority of their school.

utu

utu: revenge, cost, price, fee, payment, reciprocity

E whā tāra e rima tekau hēneti te utu o te kawhe ki Vic Books.

A cup of coffee costs $4.50 at Vic Books.

kaitiaki

kaitiaki: trustee, guardian, custodian, minder

Ko ia te kaitiaki o te motu o Matiu.

She is the kaitiaki of Matiu Island.

rangatiratanga

rangatiratanga: sovereignty, chieftainship, right to exercise authority

Kei te Māori te rangatiratanga o ō rātou whenua.

Māori have sovereignty over their land.

tikanga

tikanga: custom, convention, correct procedure

Ngā tikanga a te marae.

The customs of the marae.

kawa

kawa: marae protocol

Ko te kawa o Te Herenga Waka Marae, he pāeke.

The kawa at Te Herenga Waka Marae is known as pāeke.

Te Pātaka Kōrero

Te Pātaka Kōrero: Library

Me tūtaki tāua ki te Pātaka Kōrero.

Meet me in the Library.

Te Toka Tū Moana

Te Toka Tū Moana.

Victoria University Coastal Ecology Laboratory.

Tumu Whakarae

Tumu Whakarae: Vice-Chancellor

Ko Ahorangi Grant Guilford te Tumu Whakarae o Te Whare Wānanga o Wikitōria.

Professor Grant Guilford is the Vice-Chancellor of Victoria University of Wellington.

Tumuaki

Tumuaki: Head of School

Ko ia te Tumuaki o Te Kawa a Māui.

She is the Head of School for Te Kawa a Māui.

ata mārie, mōrena

Ata mārie, mōrena.

Good morning.

Kua pau te pepa i te mihini tā

Kua pau te pepa i te mihini tā.

The printer is out of paper.

Mata Ahupae

Mata Ahupae: Administrator

Ki te hiahia pepa tuhituhi koe, pātai atu ki te Mata Ahupae.

If you need writing paper, ask the Administrator.

Ngā mihi

Ngā mihi.

Regards.

Ahorangi

Ahorangi: Professor

Ko ia te Ahorangi o tēnā kura.

She is the Professor of that school.

Kia ora rawa atu

Kia ora rawa atu.

Many thanks.

He kawhe māu?

He kawhe māu?

Would you like a coffee?

He tī māu?

He tī māu?

Would you like tea?

He wai mōu?

He wai mōu?

Would you like water?

āe, kāo

Āe, kāo.

Yes, no.

Kaitiaki Pukapuka

Kaitiaki Pukapuka: Librarian

Pokea ana te Kaitiaki Pukapuka e te mahi i ngā wā katoa.

That Librarian is always busy.

noho ora mai

Noho ora mai.

All the best.

Pūkenga

Pūkenga: Lecturer

He pūkenga ia ki Te Wāhanga Pūtaiao.

She is a lecturer in the Science Faculty.

hei āpōpō

Hei āpōpō.

See you tomorrow.

ngā manaakitanga

Ngā manaakitanga.

With best wishes.

He pōturi rawa te ipurangi i tēnei rā

He pōturi rawa te ipurangi i tēnei rā.

The internet is slow today.

Māngai Akomanga

Māngai Akomanga: Student Representative

Ko ia te Māngai Ākonga mō Te Poari ā-Kura.

He is the Student Representative on Faculty Board.

Ngāi Tauira

Ngāi Tauira: Māori Students Association

Ā tērā marama, ka tae atu a Ngāi Tauira ki te hui ā-tau Te Huinga.

Next month, the Māori Students Association will attend the annual Te Huinga meeting.

waharoa

waharoa: gateway

Ko te ingoa o te waharoa kei te marae o Te Herenga Waka, ko Te Apa Mareikua o Māui Tikitiki-a-Taranga.

The name of the gateway at Te Herenga Waka marae is Te Apa Mareikura o Māui Tikitiki-a-Taranga.

Haumaru

Haumaru: Security Assistant

Tīkina atu tō kāri kaimahi mai i te Haumaru ki te Whare o Cotton.

Collect your staff card from the Security Assistant in the Cotton Building.

Te Whare Wānanga o Te Ūpoko o Te Ika a Māui

Te Whare Wānanga o Te Ūpoko o Te Ika a Māui: Victoria University of Wellington

Ko te tirohanga whakamua a Te Whare Wānanga o Te Ūpoko o Te Ika a Māui, kia tū hei tino wānanga mō ngā tāone matua o te ao.

The vision for Victoria University of Wellington is to become a globally ranked capital city university.

Aromatawai

Aromatawai: Assessment/assignment

He aromatawai tā aku tauira, ko te Paraire te rā tuku mai.

My students have an assignment due on Friday.

Kaituruki

Kaituruki: Tutor

Moata ai te tae mai a te kaituruki ki te karaehe.

The tutor always arrives early to class.

Rūma Whakaako

Rūma Whakaako: Lecture Theatre

Kei te Whare o Kirk taku rūma whakaako.

My lecture theatre is in the Kirk Building.

Te Ihonui

Te Ihonui: The Hub

Me tūtaki tāua ki Te Ihonui.

Let’s (you and I) meet in the Hub.

Kairaupi

Kairaupi: Caretaker

Kua hia tau ko ia te Kairaupi.

He has been the Caretaker for many years.

Whakamātautau

Whakamātautau: Examination

Ka tū tētahi whakamātautau whakamutunga hei te mutunga o tēnei pepa.

There will be a final examination at the end of the course.