What's the hoo-ha about pūhā? Matū kai and huaora K. Kupu o te wiki. #toitangata #kupuotewiki #pūhā #wordoftheweek #tereo #Māori #matūkai #huaora #toitekupu #watercress #homegrown #kai #getinmyboilup

What's the hoo-ha about pūhā? Matū kai and huaora K. Kupu o te wiki. #toitangata #kupuotewiki #pūhā #wordoftheweek #tereo #Māori #matūkai #huaora #toitekupu #watercress #homegrown #kai #getinmyboilup

When hunting wheke (octopus), they can put up a fight; but if you grab them by the head, they instantly become limp and lifeless. Our tupuna sees wheke as creatures who give up easily, hence our word for “give up” is “mate wheke”, or “mate tarakihi” (a fish that doesn't put up much of a fight when caught on a line). The opposite of “mate wheke” is “mate ururoa”, which is dying like the great white shark, who fights to the very end. Kupu o te wiki: kaua e mate wheke. Don't give up…

When hunting wheke (octopus), they can put up a fight; but if you grab them by the head, they instantly become limp and lifeless. Our tupuna sees wheke as creatures who give up easily, hence our word for “give up” is “mate wheke”, or “mate tarakihi” (a fish that doesn't put up much of a fight when caught on a line). The opposite of “mate wheke” is “mate ururoa”, which is dying like the great white shark, who fights to the very end. Kupu o te wiki: kaua e mate wheke. Don't give up…

Karengo, parengo, rimurapa, rimu, rimurimu. All words for seaweed but there can be only one kupu of the week. Kupu of te wiki: rimurimu. Seaweed. #toitangata #kupuotewiki #wordoftheweek #tereo #Māori #toitekupu #rimurimu #kaimoana #diving #seaweed #getinmyhangi #foodofthefuture #gettingdinner #gatheringfood #organic

Karengo, parengo, rimurapa, rimu, rimurimu. All words for seaweed but there can be only one kupu of the week. Kupu of te wiki: rimurimu. Seaweed. #toitangata #kupuotewiki #wordoftheweek #tereo #Māori #toitekupu #rimurimu #kaimoana #diving #seaweed #getinmyhangi #foodofthefuture #gettingdinner #gatheringfood #organic

At an Atua Matua wānanga in Kahungunu last month, this hill was one of the many that whānau climbed that day. This week, Mason brings us two kupu: “whakaawe kāpara” and “taiki ngāpara”: a female or male of great stamina. #toitangata #kupuotewiki #wordoftheweek #tereo #Māori #toitekupu #ourbackyard #kahungunu #atuamatua #mountaincliming #maunga #hawkesbay

At an Atua Matua wānanga in Kahungunu last month, this hill was one of the many that whānau climbed that day. This week, Mason brings us two kupu: “whakaawe kāpara” and “taiki ngāpara”: a female or male of great stamina. #toitangata #kupuotewiki #wordoftheweek #tereo #Māori #toitekupu #ourbackyard #kahungunu #atuamatua #mountaincliming #maunga #hawkesbay

Whātoro: to reach out  Whātoro ōu ringa ki te taha! He pepa tēnei. Extend you arms out to the side. This is paper.   At our Hui-ā-Tau 2016 in Ōtaki, Darrio had us play a life size version of “Rock paper scissors” with our bodies. Kupu o te wiki: whātoro. To reach out.

Whātoro: to reach out Whātoro ōu ringa ki te taha! He pepa tēnei. Extend you arms out to the side. This is paper. At our Hui-ā-Tau 2016 in Ōtaki, Darrio had us play a life size version of “Rock paper scissors” with our bodies. Kupu o te wiki: whātoro. To reach out.

This kīwaha is a shortened version of the whakatauākī, ‘Ehara mā te waewae tūtuki. Mā te ūpoko pakaru, A stubbed toe will never stop us, but perhaps a split head would’, which refers to Rangitihi who had his head split open during battle yet continued fighting. At our Atua Matua wānanga ki Waiwhetū, the team clocked over 100km mountain biking over challenging terrain: gravel, sand, rocks, rivers and even dark tunnels. Kupu o te wiki: Ūpoko pakaru te karawhiu! Go hard!

This kīwaha is a shortened version of the whakatauākī, ‘Ehara mā te waewae tūtuki. Mā te ūpoko pakaru, A stubbed toe will never stop us, but perhaps a split head would’, which refers to Rangitihi who had his head split open during battle yet continued fighting. At our Atua Matua wānanga ki Waiwhetū, the team clocked over 100km mountain biking over challenging terrain: gravel, sand, rocks, rivers and even dark tunnels. Kupu o te wiki: Ūpoko pakaru te karawhiu! Go hard!

rū = to shake or tremble rū whenua = earthquake  One of our most famous waiata is, E karanga e te iwi e. Its final verse, “Rū ana te whenua, whati whati hī!,” is a reference to our intense emotions which are entwined with the emotions of our earthquaking landmass. 'Whati whati' refers to the waves that are produced from such emotions. A very apt response indeed. #toitangata #kupuotewiki #wordoftheweek #tereo #Māori #earthquake #NewZealand #kaikoura

rū = to shake or tremble rū whenua = earthquake One of our most famous waiata is, E karanga e te iwi e. Its final verse, “Rū ana te whenua, whati whati hī!,” is a reference to our intense emotions which are entwined with the emotions of our earthquaking landmass. 'Whati whati' refers to the waves that are produced from such emotions. A very apt response indeed. #toitangata #kupuotewiki #wordoftheweek #tereo #Māori #earthquake #NewZealand #kaikoura

The koromiko (New Zealand willow) is a common shrub which can be found throughout the North Island. During World War II it was sent by relatives to the Māori battalion to help relieve dysentery and diarrhoea which was a common affliction during war time. Kupu o te wiki: rongoa. Remedy/medicine. #toitangata #kupuotewiki #wordoftheweek #tereo #Māori #waiwhetū #rongoa #naturalmedicine

The koromiko (New Zealand willow) is a common shrub which can be found throughout the North Island. During World War II it was sent by relatives to the Māori battalion to help relieve dysentery and diarrhoea which was a common affliction during war time. Kupu o te wiki: rongoa. Remedy/medicine. #toitangata #kupuotewiki #wordoftheweek #tereo #Māori #waiwhetū #rongoa #naturalmedicine

“Kāore e tua atu i te mahi eke ngaru i mua tata tonu i te parakuihi.” There is nothing better than catching a few waves just before breakfast. Kupu o te wiki: eke ngaru. To surf. #toitangata #kupuotewiki #wordoftheweek #tereo #Māori #ekengaru #surfing #summerishere

“Kāore e tua atu i te mahi eke ngaru i mua tata tonu i te parakuihi.” There is nothing better than catching a few waves just before breakfast. Kupu o te wiki: eke ngaru. To surf. #toitangata #kupuotewiki #wordoftheweek #tereo #Māori #ekengaru #surfing #summerishere

What’s going on your Christmas table? “Kohia ngā mātaitai kia pūrena ai tā tātou pākete. Kāti, ka nui mō te kai.” Gather the shellfish so that our bucket is full to the brim. Now we have enough for a feed. Kupu o te wiki: mātaitai. Shellfish. #toitangata #kupuotewiki #wordoftheweek #tereomāori #mātaitai #seafood #toitekupu #pāua #abalone #shellfish #seafood #christmastime #pāuagetinmypākete

What’s going on your Christmas table? “Kohia ngā mātaitai kia pūrena ai tā tātou pākete. Kāti, ka nui mō te kai.” Gather the shellfish so that our bucket is full to the brim. Now we have enough for a feed. Kupu o te wiki: mātaitai. Shellfish. #toitangata #kupuotewiki #wordoftheweek #tereomāori #mātaitai #seafood #toitekupu #pāua #abalone #shellfish #seafood #christmastime #pāuagetinmypākete

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