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Māori days and months

Tēnā koutou katoa

Haere mai, nau mai, whakatau mai from Kohungahunga ko Tākaro Ako Tipu ECE. Hello, welcome and please be settled at Play Learn Grow Early Childcare Education Centre. We are are proud to deliver the best all round early childcare education for pre-schoolers in West Auckland. It is fun to share and celebrate the beautiful language of te reo māori. As it is Māori Language Week we share further mātauranga (knowledge) with māori days and months.

Days of the week

Ngā Rā o te Wiki

Kupu Arotau (alternative names)

Monday

Rāhina

Mane

Tuesday

Rātū

Turei

Wednesday

Rāapa

Wenerei

Thursday

Rāpare

Taite

Friday

Rāmere

Paraire

Saturday

Rāhoroi

Rāhoroi

Sunday

Rātapu

Rātapu

You can even sing these in a waiata (song). We will next move onto the months of the year. This is a bit trickier, so if your tamariki is struggling, please don’t pressure then or do too much. Feel free to come back later to this useful resource. Learning is meant to be fun!

MonthsNgā MaramaKupu Arotau
JanuaryKohitāteaHanuere
FebruaryHui-tanguruPēpuere
MarchPoutū-te-rangiMaehe
AprilPāenga-whāwhāĀperira
MayHaratuaMei
JunePīpiriHune
JulyHōngongoiHūrae
AugustHere-turi-kōkāĀkuhata
SeptemberMahuruHepetema
OctoberWhiringa-ā-nukuŌketopa
NovemberWhiringa-ā-rangiNoema
DecemberHakiheaTīhema

Days of the week Ngā Rā o te Wiki Kupu Arotau (alternative names / loan words)
Monday Rāhina Mane
Tuesday Rātū Turei
Wednesday Rāapa Wenerei
Thursday Rāpare Taite
Friday Rāmere Paraire
Saturday Rāhoroi Rāhoroi
Sunday Rātapu Rātapu