Glossary

Ako
To learn => Ako
Arataki
To lead or guide => Arataki
Atua Māori
Māori god(s) => Atua Māori
Awhi
To embrace => Awhi
Haere mai
A greeting “welcome” or “come” => Haere mai
Hāngi
Earth oven => Hāngi
Hapori
Community => Hapori
Harakeke
Flax => Harakeke
Kai
Food or to eat => Kai
Kapa haka
Māori performing arts group => Kapa haka
Karakia
Incantation or prayer (modern day) => Karakia
Kawhe
Coffee => Kawhe
Kiriata
Film or movie => Kiriata
Ko Aotearoa Tēnei
This is New Zealand => Ko Aotearoa Tēnei
Kōhine
Girl => Kōhine
Korowai
A type of Māori cloak => Korowai
Kōwhaiwhai
Painted scroll ornamentation, commonly found on the heke (rafters) of whare nui (Māori meeting houses) => Kōwhaiwhai
Mahi toi
Visual arts => Mahi toi
Māhorahora
Without restraint / natural / free => Māhorahora
Mana whenua
Iwi with authority over land or territory => Mana whenua
Manuwhiri
Visitor => Manuwhiri
Māori
The indigenous people of Aotearoa New Zealand => Māori
Marae
The forecourt of a meeting house => Marae
Maramataka
The Māori lunar calendar => Maramataka
Matariki
The Māori name for Pleiades or The Seven Sisters. Matariki marks the beginning of the Māori New Year when it appears in the north-eastern sky, before sunrise. => Matariki
Mirimiri
Massage => Mirimiri
Mōkihi
A traditional raft made of raupō (bulrush) => Mōkihi
Nau mai, haere mai!
Welcome, welcome! => Nau mai, haere mai!
Ngāi Tahu
Iwi from much of the South Island => Ngāi Tahu
Ngāti Maniapoto
Iwi from King Country => Ngāti Maniapoto
Ngāti Paoa
Iwi from Tāmaki and Hauraki => Ngāti Paoa
Ngāti Porou
Iwi from the East Coast area north of Gisborne to Tihirau => Ngāti Porou
Ngāti Tamaoho
Iwi from north of the Tamaki Isthmus to south of the Waikato River, to the Whangamarino wetlands. Their area extends from the west coast to the Hauraki Gulf/Firth of Thames => Ngāti Tamaoho
Ngā Tohu o Uenuku
Māngere Arts Centre => Ngā Tohu o Uenuku
Pā harakeke
A metaphor for whānau and the gene pools inherited by children from their two parents and the passing of attributes down the generations => Pā harakeke
Pākeha
New Zealander of European descent => Pākeha
Pātea
Doubtful Sound, Fiordland => Pātea
Pepeha
A boast or assertion => Pepeha
Poi
A light ball on the end of a string which is swung or twirled rhythmically to song => Poi
Pou
Pole => Pou
Pou tāhuhu
Carved pole (artwork) => Pou tāhuhu
Pōwhiri
Ceremonial welcome => Pōwhiri
Puāwai
To blossom => Puāwai
Putiputi
A flower => Putiputi
Raranga
To weave => Raranga
Raranga whakairo
Weaving patterns => Raranga whakairo
Rārangi Upoko
Contents => Rārangi Upoko
Raupō
Wetland reed/bulrush => Raupō
Rohe
Region/district => Rohe
Romiromi
Massage => Romiromi
Rongoa Māori
Māori medicine => Rongoa Māori
Rōpū
Group/team => Rōpū
Ruahine
Elderly woman => Ruahine
Taiao
Natural environment => Taiao
Tāmaki
Central Auckland => Tāmaki
Tāmaki Makaurau
Auckland region => Tāmaki Makaurau
Tāmaki Paenga Hira
Auckland War Memorial Museum => Tāmaki Paenga Hira
Tamapahore
Son of Kohe (Ngāti Paoa) and Huarangi (Ngāi Huatau) and younger half-brother of Tamapahure => Tamapahore
Tamapahure
Son of Takawai (Ngāi Tāhuhu) and Huarangi and older half-brother to Tamapahore. => Tamapahure
Tamariki
Children => Tamariki
Tamariki mā
Children => Tamariki mā
Tā moko
Traditional Māori tattoo => Tā moko
Tāngata whenua
Indigenous people/people of the land => Tāngata whenua
Taonga puoro
Musical instrument => Taonga puoro
Te Ao Māori
The Māori World => Te Ao Māori
Te Ara Rama
The Light Trail => Te Ara Rama
Te Kawerau a Maki
Iwi of Auckland’s Waitākere region => Te Kawerau a Maki
Te Korakora
The Spark => Te Korakora
Te Puni Kōkiri
The Ministry of Māori Development => Te Puni Kōkiri
Te reo Māori
The Māori language => Te reo Māori
Te Wiki o te Reo Maori
Māori Language Week => Te Wiki o te Reo Maori
Tīpuna
Ancestor => Tīpuna
Tohunga whakairo
Master carver => Tohunga whakairo
Toi o Tāmaki
Auckland Art Gallery => Toi o Tāmaki
Toi Tū
Studio One => Toi Tū
Tupuna
Ancestor => Tupuna
Tūrama
To light => Tūrama
Tūrangawaewae
A place where one has rights of residence and belonging through kinship and whakapapa => Tūrangawaewae
Wahine
Woman => Wahine
Waiata
Song or verb to sing => Waiata
Waka
Canoe or modern use for vehicle => Waka
Whaikōrero
A formal speech => Whaikōrero
Whakairo
A carving, to carve => Whakairo
Whakapapa
Genealogy => Whakapapa
Whakatoi
To tease/be mischievous. In the context of the festival whakatoi is to ‘challenge the mind’ => Whakatoi
Whānau
Family => Whānau
Whare Tapere
Theatre => Whare Tapere
Whare whakairo
Carved meeting-house => Whare whakairo
Whatu korowai
To weave a cloak => Whatu korowai
Whenua
Land => Whenua
Whiriwhiri
To weave => Whiriwhiri