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

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

Me haere tātou mā tērā kōwhao rahi kia puta tātou ki tua. Let’s go through that large hole so we can get to the other side. Kupu o te wiki: kōwhao. Hole. #toitangata #kupuotewiki #wordoftheweek #tereomāori #toitekupu

Me haere tātou mā tērā kōwhao rahi kia puta tātou ki tua. Let’s go through that large hole so we can get to the other side. Kupu o te wiki: kōwhao. Hole. #toitangata #kupuotewiki #wordoftheweek #tereomāori #toitekupu

Kei te whakarau kakai te hunga nei mō te kaupapa ‘mū tōrere'. They are in deep discussion regarding ‘mū tōrere’.   ‘Whakarau kakai’ means to to consider at length, debate, or deliberate. Our kaimahi Hariata and interns Tu and Debs are discussing strategic tactics prior to a round of mū tōrere. Only quick witted and smart people people excel at these kind of games... at least, they are supposed to. Learn more about mū tōrere here: http://bit.ly/2mK27dX #tehenga #bethellsbeach #mūtōrere…

Kei te whakarau kakai te hunga nei mō te kaupapa ‘mū tōrere'. They are in deep discussion regarding ‘mū tōrere’. ‘Whakarau kakai’ means to to consider at length, debate, or deliberate. Our kaimahi Hariata and interns Tu and Debs are discussing strategic tactics prior to a round of mū tōrere. Only quick witted and smart people people excel at these kind of games... at least, they are supposed to. Learn more about mū tōrere here: http://bit.ly/2mK27dX #tehenga #bethellsbeach #mūtōrere…

He momo rongoā te hīkoi. Walking is good for the soul.  #walktowork #thepinnacles #climbingmountains #walkmonth #ilovewalking #hiking #coromandelforest #kupuotewiki #wordoftheweek #tereo #Māori #toirēhia

He momo rongoā te hīkoi. Walking is good for the soul. #walktowork #thepinnacles #climbingmountains #walkmonth #ilovewalking #hiking #coromandelforest #kupuotewiki #wordoftheweek #tereo #Māori #toirēhia

Kei te whakarau kakai te hunga nei mō te kaupapa ‘mū tōrere'. They are in deep discussion regarding ‘mū tōrere’.   ‘Whakarau kakai’ means to to consider at length, debate, or deliberate. Our kaimahi Hariata and interns Tu and Debs are discussing strategic tactics prior to a round of mū tōrere. Only quick witted and smart people people excel at these kind of games... at least, they are supposed to. Learn more about mū tōrere here: http://bit.ly/2mK27dX #tehenga #bethellsbeach #mūtōrere…

Kei te whakarau kakai te hunga nei mō te kaupapa ‘mū tōrere'. They are in deep discussion regarding ‘mū tōrere’. ‘Whakarau kakai’ means to to consider at length, debate, or deliberate. Our kaimahi Hariata and interns Tu and Debs are discussing strategic tactics prior to a round of mū tōrere. Only quick witted and smart people people excel at these kind of games... at least, they are supposed to. Learn more about mū tōrere here: http://bit.ly/2mK27dX #tehenga #bethellsbeach #mūtōrere…

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

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.

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