Using te reo Māori on the phone
You can use Māori phrases to both answer and end a conversation on the phone. You can also use them in your voicemail messages.
Here are some Māori greetings that you can use on the phone or in voicemail messages.
Hello | Tēnā koe / Kia ora
Hello, Rawinia | Tēnā koe, Rawinia / Kia ora, Rawinia
Good morning | Ata mārie / Mōrena
This is Peter | Ko Pita tēnei
Yes, that’s right | Ae, tika tēnā
How are you? | Kei te pēhea koe?
I am good | Kei te pai
At the end of a phone call or phone message, you can close with the following Māori phrases:
Thank you very much | Kia ora rawa atu
See you (again) | Ka kite (anō)
Goodbye | Hei konā / Hei konā mai