MA¯ ORI WORD
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: Na¯ te mea — Because. E ruku pa¯ua ana au na¯ te mea e haere mai ana to¯ku hungarei. I’m going pa¯ua diving because my mother-in-law is coming.