Māori Whakataukī - Māori Proverbs

My favourite proverbs - Iti te kupu, nui te kōrero - Few words means so much.
A proverb you will say to someone who is going on a journey. Wishing them a safe travel.

A proverb you will say to someone who is going on a journey. Wishing them a safe travel.

Whether your gift to another is only tiny, only small, it is a precious jewel (Whakatauki) by planeta, via Flickr

Whether your gift to another is only tiny, only small, it is a precious jewel (Whakatauki) by planeta, via Flickr

He rei ngā niho, he parāoa ngā kauae...  Also quoted by "Paka" on the NZ movie - Whalerider.

He rei ngā niho, he parāoa ngā kauae... Also quoted by "Paka" on the NZ movie - Whalerider.

Kia kore koe e ngaro taku reo rangatira!  You will never be lost my chiefly language!  The whakataukī of Te Ataarangi, the oldest te reo Māori learning methodology in New Zealand.

Kia kore koe e ngaro taku reo rangatira! You will never be lost my chiefly language! The whakataukī of Te Ataarangi, the oldest te reo Māori learning methodology in New Zealand.

Photo Credit: Tony Bowden. Creative Commons License. Te Rārangi Pukapuka: Brougham 1975: 16; Grey 1857: 94; Williams 1908: 11; Mead and Grove 2003: 2615: 417

Photo Credit: Tony Bowden. Creative Commons License. Te Rārangi Pukapuka: Brougham 1975: 16; Grey 1857: 94; Williams 1908: 11; Mead and Grove 2003: 2615: 417

When one opportunity fails, another opens.

When one opportunity fails, another opens.

Whakaarahia te tipua! The Hawk represents Heretaunga takoto noa, Heretaunga spans from Napier to Dannevirke.  The horizontal line going through the Hawk is Te Mata o Rongokako, the sleeping giant that overlooks Heretaunga. Whakaarahia te tipua - Awaken the giant - Awaken the Te Ataarangi movement.

Whakaarahia te tipua! The Hawk represents Heretaunga takoto noa, Heretaunga spans from Napier to Dannevirke. The horizontal line going through the Hawk is Te Mata o Rongokako, the sleeping giant that overlooks Heretaunga. Whakaarahia te tipua - Awaken the giant - Awaken the Te Ataarangi movement.

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