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Tōku reo, tōku ohooho
Tōku reo, tōku māpihi maurea
Tōku reo, tōku whakakai marihi
My language is my cherished possession
My language is the object of my affection
My language is my precious adornment
Kei aku nui, kei aku rahi, tēnā koutou katoa.
Te reo Māori is the indigenous language of Aotearoa New Zealand and one of its three official languages. Using te reo Māori breathes life into the wider university’s communication and promotes the retention, transmission and development of te reo Māori. By using te reo Māori correctly you will be contributing to Matua Reo Kaupapa - Māori Language Policy of Te Kunenga ki Pūrehuroa Massey University. The information provided on on this website will offer you a basic and generic starting point for the use of te reo Māori.
Nō reira e hoa mā, mā te kōrero i te reo e ora ai.
It is by using the the language, it will live.
Click on the links below to view guides. Some pages also include sound files.
You can also view information and resources about pōwhiri, mihi whakatau and mihimihi which are Māori greetings.
Page authorised by Office of the Deputy Vice-Chancellor Māori
Last updated on Monday 10 September 2018