Nau mai, welcome to the #MatarikiMash challenge! Your words for today are:
- tākuta (doctor)
- māra (garden)
- hinga (fall, fall over)
- kiore (rat, mouse)
Head over to Twitter to join in! (@wcl_library)
Wondering what’s going on? On Mondays and Wednesdays for four weeks, test your imagination and your skill with language, and help us celebrate Matariki! Inspired by the New Zealand Book Council’s #ramereshorts weekly Twitter competitions, we’ll be running a special word challenge for the 4 weeks of Matariki, every Monday and Wednesday.
We’ll post up four te reo Māori kupu each morning, and all you need to do is bring your word play skills and include them in a tweet short story or poem, together with the #MatarikiMash hashtag.
We’ll be retweeting entries through the day as they come in.
Many thanks go to the New Zealand Book Council, for letting us borrow their idea: