About Aotearoa - New Zealand

When planning your trip to Aotearoa - New Zealand, it is good to understand what to expect from New Zealand's weather, currency and immigration requirements etc.

Planning out the nitty gritty details of your trip in advance can help you ensure your trip to New Zealand goes without a hitch.

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Māori Culture

Māori culture is an integral part of life in Aotearoa, New Zealand.

For millennia, Māori have been the tangata whenua, the indigenous people of Aotearoa. Arriving here from the Polynesian homeland of Hawaiki over 1,000 years ago, the great explorer Kupe, was the first Māori to reach these lands. 

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Basic Māori Greetings (Mihi)

How do you say hello in Te Reo Māori?

  • Kia ora - Hello
  • Mōrena - Good morning
  • Tēnā koe - Hello to one person
  • Kia ora/Tēna kōrua - Hello to two people
  • Kia ora tātou/kia ora koutou - Hello everyone
  • Tēnā koutou - Greetings to you (said to three or more people)
  • Nau mai, haere mai - Welcome
  • Kei te pēhea koe? - How are you? - Reply: Kei te pai - Good | Tino pai - Really good

How do you say goodbye in Te Reo Māori?

  • Ka kite anō - See you later
  • Mā te wā - See you next time
  • Haere rā - Goodbye/farewell (said to someone leaving)
  • Hei kona rā - Goodbye (said to someone staying)

How do you say thank you in Te Reo Māori?

  • As well as being used as a greeting, kia ora is also a general expression of appreciation.
  • Tēnā koe (to one person), tēnā kōrua (to two people), or tēnā koutou (to three or more people) also means thank you in Māori. 

Things to do in Tāmaki Makaurau - Auckland

Do you fancy finding the perfect picnic spot, discovering a new hike, indulging in the best places to eat, or are you simply looking to explore? Tāmaki Makaurau - Auckland has it all.   

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