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  • Competition, M?ori Language Week, Māori literature

    Mā whero mā pango ka oti ai te mahi!

    31.07.15 | Permalink | Comments Off on Mā whero mā pango ka oti ai te mahi!

    Ka mihi mātou ki a koutou ngā tauira i tautokohia te kaupapa o Māwhai Tuhituhi.  Nā koutou te ia o te paki, nā koutou te kaupapa pai.

    Kei te tika te whakataukī, mā whero mā pango ka oti ai te mahi. Ko tērā te hua o te Māwahi Tuhituhi, mā tēnā mā tēnā ka oti ai te pakiwaitara!!

    A te Rāhina ka whakapāhotia te whiti whakamutunga, ā, ngā ingoa o ngā whakaihuwaka matua o te whakataetae Māwhai Tuhituhi.

    Hei te Rāhina koutou

     

     

     

     


  • Competition, M?ori Language Week, Māori literature

    Te reka o te reo!

    31.07.15 | Permalink | Comments Off on Te reka o te reo!

    He mihi ki a koutou, ngā kaituhi katoa! I noho wahangū māua i te whare pukapuka i tēnei ata, kōhimuhimu ana “te rawe hoki o ngā whiti i tēnei ata! Me pēhea e whiriwhiri tētahi anake?”

    Engari kua kōwhiri maua i tētehi toa mō te Rāpare – ko koe TJ, kā wani kē!

    Heoi anō, he reka te rere o te reo me ngā kupu whakahirahira I ngā whakaurunga katoa. I kata māua i te pānui mō Whataitai e noho whai tākiri i a ia, i āta whakaae ki te whakaaro me kumanu i ngā uri tangata ki te Whanga-nui-ā-Tara, I hiamo ki te tāwiriwiri a Ngake, ka whakaaro tonu… ME AHA INAIANEI?

     


  • Competition, M?ori Language Week, Māori literature

    Māwhai Tuhi, rā whakamutunga – Rāmere!

    31.07.15 | Permalink | 6 Comments

    E ngā kaituhituhi o te motu nei kua tae te wā e hoa mā, te wā whakakapi i te pakiwaitara! Kei a koutou ngā kupu whakakapi, mai i ō koutou ihomatua, ō koutou pūkenga auaha. Aue!! Te maha o ngā tuhituhinga kua tae mai inanahi.  Ko te urupounamu tēnei, ko tēhea tā mātou whiringa mo tē rā tuawhā? Ko te whakautu rā, ko T.J. Tēnā koe e T.J.   Anana!!! ka hanga mahere a Nake rāua ko Whaitaitai, ka aha ngā tamariki??? Kei a koutou te mana… Ānei te paki i tēnei rā…

    ‘Tākiri mai te ata, tākiri mai te awatea …’ Kei te whakarongo ngā taringa, engari kua kapi ngā whatu. I oho mōata mātou kia tae mai ki konei. Engari, kei te hiamoe tonu au. Ka panaia tōku tuara, ka hongi tōku ihu i te papa. “E oho Mata, titiro!” Ka rangona te auē o ōku hoa, “Whuuuu …” Anga atu ana tōku kanohi ki waho ki te moana, “Ehara …” “Ehara tonu! He aha tērā?” tāku hāmama ki ōku hoa. “Tē aro i a au tērā ika nui.” te whakautu a tōku hoa. “Te āhua nei he marakihau, arā he taniwha. Tirohia ki ōna whatu muramura.” “Āe mārika! Ira tōna tāwiriwiri e tātā ana i te wai i Te Moana i Raukawakawa” “He parihau ōna? Pērā i te tarākona?” “Me te mea nei, āe!” “Whuuuu! Tērā pea ka hoki mai a Ngake e rapu ana i a … “Whataitai!!! Kātahi ka, rongo ngā tāngata o Te Whanga-nui-a-tara te papa e neke ana. Tērā pea, ko whataitai tērā e oho ana? Ka rongo a Ngake i tētahi rū, ka kaukau totika. Āe mārika!! Ko Whataitai tērā e oho ana. E kore rawa! He tino whitinga a Ngake, ā, ka noho ā…..” Ka kōhimuhimu atu a Ngake ki a Whātaitai, “E hoa, kua hoki mai ahau, tērā pea ka haere mai koe ki tōku taha ki te moana, tākaro ai, kaukau ai, ki te papamoana o Te Moana-tāpokopoko-a-Tāwhaki!”. Ka menemene a Ngake. Engari nā wai rā kua poururu mai tōna kanohi nā te kore whakautu a Whātaitai. “E hoa, kei te pai koe?” te kōrero a Ngake. “Āe mārika! Pārekareka ana tō whakaaro e hoa” te whakautu a Whātaitai. “Engari… ” kua powharu au ki te whenua nei” te körero a Whätaitai. “Uuuuu äe! Kei te tika koe e hoa. Me aha täua?” te körero a Ngake. “E hoa, me haere koe ki te kimi äwhina, ehara i te mea e ähei ana koe me tö kötahi ki te whakauru atu i ahau ki te wai anö” te whakautu a Whätaitai. “Kei te tika anö koe e hoa. Taihoa! I taku haerenga mai ki könei, i kite au tëtahi hunga tamariki ki te onepü o te moana, tërä pea ka äwhina rätou i a täua”. Nö reira ka kauhoe atu a Ngake ki te kimi i te hunga tamariki. I………

    Tukuna mai tō whiti ki raro nei, kei te whārangi Māwhai Tuhi rānei. Karawhiua!


  • Competition, M?ori Language Week, Māori literature

    Ka aha ngā taniwha?

    30.07.15 | Permalink | Comments Off on Ka aha ngā taniwha?

    Te maha o ngā whiti kua tae mai kē i tēnei rā ki te whakataetae Māwhai Tuhituhi.  He tino rawe ngā aria i tēnei rā.   Kei te huakina tonu te whakataetae i te rā nei, kaua e tatari, tukuna mai ngā whiti!!  Kei te pīrangi mātou ki te mōhio ka aha ngā taniwha?

    Tukuna mai tō whiti ki raro nei, kei te whārangi Māwhai Tuhi rānei. Karawhiua!

     


  • Books, Comedy, Fantasy, Graphic Novels, New, Nicola, Real Problems, realistic fiction, Sci Fi

    New books

    30.07.15 | Permalink | Comments Off on New books

    Book cover courtesy of SyndeticsA sense of the infinite, Hilary T. Smith

    It’s senior year of high school, and Annabeth is ready—ready for everything she and her best friend, Noe, have been planning and dreaming. But there are some things Annabeth isn’t prepared for, like the constant presence of Noe’s new boyfriend. Like how her relationship with her mom is wearing and fraying. And like the way the secret she’s been keeping hidden deep inside her for years has started clawing at her insides, making it hard to eat or even breathe. But most especially, she isn’t prepared to lose Noe.
    For years, Noe has anchored Annabeth and set their joint path. Now Noe is drifting in another direction, making new plans and dreams that don’t involve Annabeth. Without Noe’s constant companionship, Annabeth’s world begins to crumble. But as a chain of events pulls Annabeth further and further away from Noe, she finds herself closer and closer to discovering who she’s really meant to be—with her best friend or without.(Goodreads)

    First lines: On the first day of Noe, the raspberries are always ripe. The sprinkler makes a gentle phut-phut-phut in the backyard, spraying misty rainbows over the grass. When I hear Noe’s footsteps on the gravel, I get up from the computer and the rush down the stairs.

    Book cover courtesy of SyndeticsEtherworld, Claudia Gabel and Cheryl Klam

    Elusion was hailed as an exciting leap in technology—until users began to disappear amid rumors of addiction. Regan’s search for the truth led her and her new love interest, Josh, to Etherworld. Etherworld is a dimension hidden deep beyond Elusion’s firewall, where players can hide, and ultimately fight back. Regan’s father and others are here working to destroy Etherworld, but the longer they stay the less likely they’ll be able to return to the real world alive. Escape means attacking Elusion from within the program. It’s dangerous and it’s a puzzle. And even if they manage it, how will they be able to stop Orexis from distributing Elusion to the masses when the people who run it are corrupt? (Goodreads)

    First lines: HOTTEST APP IN AMERICA APPROVED BY CNTER FOR INTERFACE TECHNOLOGIES.
    Elusion slated for National Release by the end of April.
    Tech giant Orexis announced today that its most popular product to date, Elusion, has received the Centre for Interface Technologies seal of approval, granting the company permission to sell the app on the US open market.

    Book cover courtesy of SyndeticsInk and bone, Rachel Caine

    Ruthless and supremely powerful, the Great Library is now a presence in every major city, governing the flow of knowledge to the masses. Alchemy allows the Library to deliver the content of the greatest works of history instantly—but the personal ownership of books is expressly forbidden. Jess Brightwell believes in the value of the Library, but the majority of his knowledge comes from illegal books obtained by his family, who are involved in the thriving black market. Jess has been sent to be his family’s spy, but his loyalties are tested in the final months of his training to enter the Library’s service. When he inadvertently commits heresy by creating a device that could change the world, Jess discovers that those who control the Great Library believe that knowledge is more valuable than any human life—and soon both heretics and books will burn.…

    First lines: From the scribe of Pharaoh Ptolemy II, to his most excellent servant Callimachus, Archivist of the Great Library, in the third year of his glorious reign:
    Great King Ptolemy, Light of Egypt, has considered your counsel to make copies of the most important works of the Library to be houses in daughter libraries, hereinafter to be called Serapeum, for the access and enrichment of all men. Pharaoh, who as wise as the Nile in his divine wisdom, agrees to this proposal.

    Book cover courtesy of SyndeticsSweet, Emmy Laybourne

    *People would kill to be thin.*
    Solu’s luxurious celebrity-filled “Cruise to Lose” is billed as “the biggest cruise since the Titanic,” and if the new diet sweetener works as promised—dropping five percent of a person’s body weight in just days—it really could be the answer to the world’s obesity problem. But Laurel is starting to regret accepting her friend Viv’s invitation. She’s already completely embarrassed herself in front of celebrity host, Tom Forelli (otherwise known as the hottest guy ever!) and she’s too seasick to even try the sweetener. And that’s before Viv and all the other passengers start acting really strange.
    *But will they die for it, too?*
    Tom Forelli knows that he should be grateful for this job and the opportunity to shed his childhood “Baby Tom-Tom” image. His publicists have even set up a ‘romance’ with a sexy reality star. But as things on the ship start to get a bit wild, he finds himself drawn to a different girl. And when his celebrity hosting gig turns into an expose on the shocking side effects of Solu, it’s Laurel that he’s determined to save. (Goodreads)

    First lines: A guy wearing skinny jeans and a neon-blue fedora is leaping into the air, vaulting up onto the backs of the people in the crowd, waving like crazy and shouting, “Baby Tom-Tom! Baby Tom-Tom!” like a man on fire calling for a bucket. The dock is a zoo.

    Book cover courtesy of SyndeticsDenton Little’s death date, Lance Rubin

    Denton Little’s Deathdate takes place in a world exactly like our own except that everyone knows the day they will die. For 17-year-old Denton Little, that’s tomorrow, the day of his senior prom. Despite his early deathdate, Denton has always wanted to live a normal life, but his final days are filled with dramatic firsts. First hangover. First sex. First love triangle (as the first sex seems to have happened not with his adoring girlfriend, but with his best friend’s hostile sister. Though he’s not totally sure. See: first hangover.) His anxiety builds when he discovers a strange purple rash making its way up his body. Is this what will kill him? And then a strange man shows up at his funeral, claiming to have known Denton’s long-deceased mother, and warning him to beware of suspicious government characters…. Suddenly Denton’s life is filled with mysterious questions and precious little time to find the answers.
    (Goodreads)

    First lines: I don’t think this is my bed. It’s hard to know for sure, as my head is in excruciating pain, but there’s something about this bed that doesn’t feel like me. It’s got extra fluff. This is disappointing. I had a very clear vision for how my funeral would start, and it involved waking up in my own bed.

    Book cover courtesy of SyndeticsThe eternal city, Paula Morris

    Laura Martin is visiting Rome on a class trip, and she’s entranced by the majestic Colosseum, the Trevi Fountain, the Pantheon. . . . Everything in this city seems magical.
    That is, until the magic seems to turn very dark. Suddenly, statues of Cupid and ancient works of art come to life before her eyes. Earthquakes rumble and a cloud of ash forms in the sky. A dark-eyed boy with wings on his heels appears and gives her a message. Laura soon realizes she is at the center of a brewing battle — a battle between the gods and goddesses, one that will shake modern-day Rome to its core. Only she and her group of friends can truly unravel the mystery behind what is happening. As tensions mount and secret identities are revealed, Laura must rely on her own inner strength to face up to what may be a fight for her life.(Goodreads)

    First lines: When the volcano first began to rumble, the birds of Rome could sense it. Seagulls swooped inland from the Mediterranean coast, shrieking their warning. The peacocks strutting around the Villa Borghese zoo pointed their beaks at the cloudless June sky and cawed, loud and insistent. The hooded crows, in their sleek livery of black and gray, rallied on the tile rooftops and crumbling walls to conspire and confer.

    Book cover courtesy of SyndeticsWhen reason breaks, Cindy L. Rodriguez

    A Goth girl with an attitude problem, Elizabeth Davis must learn to control her anger before it destroys her. Emily Delgado appears to be a smart, sweet girl, with a normal life, but as depression clutches at her, she struggles to feel normal. Both girls are in Ms. Diaz’s English class, where they connect to the words of Emily Dickinson. Both are hovering on the edge of an emotional precipice. One of them will attempt suicide. And with Dickinson’s poetry as their guide, both girls must conquer their personal demons to ever be happy.(Goodreads)

    First lines: She lies on the hard ground, breathes deeply, and waits for death to come. She isn’t afraid, but anxiety gnaws at her. Will this take long? Is it going to hurt? What’s on the other side? Anything? Will anyone miss me? Or will they be relieved that the miserable girl who screwed everything up is gone?

    Book cover courtesy of SyndeticsDreamfire, Kit Alloway

    Joshlyn Weaver has always lived with a big secret. Ordinary kids spend their free time going to the movies, hanging out with friends, and searching on the internet. But for her, an evening at home usually means entering people’s dreams. For many generations, her family has been part of a very powerful and very secretive society of dream walkers. Tasked with the responsibility of lowering the world’s general anxiety — which only leads to war and strife in the waking world — their job has always been to stop nightmares before they go too far.
    By stopping nightmares while sleeping, they help to stop nightmares in real life. But when an ancient feud within the dream walker society resurfaces right when a seemingly unconnected series of very strange and very scary events start occurring during her dream walks, Josh finds herself in a race against time. The one true dream walker has never been known. Could she be the one?(Goodreads)

    First lines: The sewer wasn’t the worst place for a nightmare, Josh Weaver admitted to herself as she fumbled with the boxy, rose-gold lighter in her hand. But it was hardly a warm afternoon in the park, either.

    Book cover courtesy of SyndeticsThe lie tree, Francis Hardinge

    The leaves were cold and slightly clammy. There was no mistaking them. She had seen their likeness painstakingly sketched in her father’s journal. This was his greatest secret, his treasure and his undoing. The Tree of Lies. Now it was hers, and the journey he had never finished stretched out before her. When Faith’s father is found dead under mysterious circumstances, she is determined to untangle the truth from the lies. Searching through his belongings for clues she discovers a strange tree. A tree that feeds off whispered lies and bears fruit that reveals hidden secrets. The bigger the lie, and the more people who believe it, the bigger the truth that is uncovered. But as Faith’s untruths spread like wildfire across her small island community, she discovers that sometimes a single lie is more potent than any truth.(Goodreads)

    First lines: The boat moved with a nauseous, relentless rhythm, like someone chewing on a rotten tooth. The islands just visible through the mist also looked like teeth, Faith decided. Not fine, clean Dover teeth, but jaded, broken teeth, jutting crookedly amid the wash of the choppy grey sea. The mailboat chugged its dogged way through the waves, greasing the sky with smoke.

    Book cover courtesy of SyndeticsNimona, Noelle Stevenson (graphic novel)

    Nimona is an impulsive young shapeshifter with a knack for villainy. Lord Ballister Blackheart is a villain with a vendetta. As sidekick and supervillain, Nimona and Lord Blackheart are about to wreak some serious havoc. Their mission: prove to the kingdom that Sir Ambrosius Goldenloin and his buddies at the Institution of Law Enforcement and Heroics aren’t the heroes everyone thinks they are. But as small acts of mischief escalate into a vicious battle, Lord Blackheart realizes that Nimona’s powers are as murky and mysterious as her past. And her unpredictable wild side might be more dangerous than he is willing to admit.

    Book cover courtesy of SyndeticsThe cost of all things, Maggie Lehrman

    What would you pay to cure your heartbreak? Banish your sadness? Transform your looks? The right spell can fix anything…. When Ari’s boyfriend Win dies, she gets a spell to erase all memory of him. But spells come at a cost, and this one sets off a chain of events that reveal the hidden—and sometimes dangerous—connections between Ari, her friends, and the boyfriend she can no longer remember.

    First lines: There’s a hekamist who lives in the run-down cluster of houses behind the high school. Everyone knows that. Lots of people have gotten spells from her over the years- study cheats and beauty touch-ups and good luck auras. Not me. The only spell I’ve ever taken, nearly ten years ago, was made for me by a hekamist in Boston.


  • Competition, M?ori Language Week, Māori literature

    Mīharo!!

    30.07.15 | Permalink | Comments Off on Mīharo!!

    Tēnei te mihi ki ‘Te Kura Kaupapa Maori O Te Ara Hou’, ō koutou kaha ki te tuhituhi pakiwaitara.  Kā mau te wehi!!  Ka haere pai te whakataetae o Māwhai Tuhituhi, he mahi pakiwaitara tuhituhi ā-ipurangi hei whakanui i Te Wiki o Te Reo Māori 2015.

     

    Tukuna mai tō whiti ki raro nei, kei te whārangi Māwhai Tuhi rānei. Karawhiua!

     

     

     


  • Competition, M?ori Language Week, Māori literature

    Māwhai Tuhi, rā tuawhā – Rāpare!

    30.07.15 | Permalink | 18 Comments

    Āta mārie ki a koutou ngā kaituhituhi o te motu nei.  He rawe te haere o te pakiwaitara.

    He mahi uaua ki a mātou i a rā i a rā ki te whirwhiri tētahi kōwai.  Ko te mea pai kei te ringa o te kaituhi matua te whakatau whakamutunga!

    Engari ko tā mātou whiringa mo tē rā tuatoru ko… Whakaahurangi! Tēnā koe e hine mō te whiti.  Aeha!!! ka waimarie a Poneke te ahua nei ka hoa hoa ngā taniwha, pea!!  Kia tūpato ka aha a muri i te engari…….

    Tēnā koe hoki ki ngā kaiwhakataetae katoa.

    Me aha ināianei? Kei a koutou te mana…

    Ānei te paki i tēnei rā…

    ‘Tākiri mai te ata, tākiri mai te awatea …’ Kei te whakarongo ngā taringa, engari kua kapi ngā whatu. I oho mōata mātou kia tae mai ki konei. Engari, kei te hiamoe tonu au. Ka panaia tōku tuara, ka hongi tōku ihu i te papa. “E oho Mata, titiro!” Ka rangona te auē o ōku hoa, “Whuuuu …” Anga atu ana tōku kanohi ki waho ki te moana, “Ehara …”

    “Ehara tonu! He aha tērā?” tāku hāmama ki ōku hoa. “Tē aro i a au tērā ika nui.” te whakautu a tōku hoa. “Te āhua nei he marakihau, arā he taniwha. Tirohia ki ōna whatu muramura.” “Āe mārika! Ira tōna tāwiriwiri e tātā ana i te wai i Te Moana i Raukawakawa” “He parihau ōna? Pērā i te tarākona?” “Me te mea nei, āe!” “Whuuuu! Tērā pea ka hoki mai a Ngake e rapu ana i a …

    “Whataitai!!! Kātahi ka, rongo ngā tāngata o Te Whanga-nui-a-tara te papa e neke ana. Tērā pea, ko whataitai tērā e oho ana? Ka rongo a Ngake i tētahi rū, ka kaukau totika. Āe mārika!! Ko Whataitai tērā e oho ana. E kore rawa! He tino whitinga a Ngake, ā, ka noho ā…..”

    Ka kōhimuhimu atu a Ngake ki a Whātaitai, “E hoa, kua hoki mai ahau, tērā pea ka haere mai koe ki tōku taha ki te moana, tākaro ai, kaukau ai, ki te papamoana o Te Moana-tāpokopoko-a-Tāwhaki!”. Ka menemene a Ngake. Engari nā wai rā kua poururu mai tōna kanohi nā te kore whakautu a Whātaitai. “E hoa, kei te pai koe?” te kōrero a Ngake. “Āe mārika! Pārekareka ana tō whakaaro e hoa” te whakautu a Whātaitai. “Engari…

    Tukuna mai tō whiti ki raro nei, kei te whārangi Māwhai Tuhi rānei. Karawhiua!


  • Books, Grimm, New

    More Good Things To Come

    29.07.15 | Permalink | Comments Off on More Good Things To Come

    This week I’ve selected three quite different types of book to highlight: the historical war novel, the romance novel, and the music novel. These will all be arriving in the next few months, so reserve them and enjoy!

    The Boy at the Top of the Mountain, John Boyne. The new novel from the author of The Boy in the Striped Pajamas. “When Pierrot becomes an orphan, he must leave his home in Paris for a new life with his Aunt Beatrix, a servant in a wealthy household at the top of the German mountains. But this is no ordinary time, for it is 1935 and the Second World War is fast approaching; and this is no ordinary house, for this is the Berghof, the home of Adolf Hitler. Quickly, Pierrot is taken under Hitler’s wing, and is thrown into an increasingly dangerous new world: a world of terror, secrets and betrayal, from which he may never be able to escape.” (goodreads.com)

    Hello, Goodbye, and Everything in Between, Jennifer E. Smith. Great for romance lovers. “Of course Clare made a list. She creates lists for everything. That’s just how she is. But tonight is Clare and Aidan’s last night before college and this list will decide their future, together or apart. It takes them on a rollercoaster ride through their past – from the first hello in science class to the first conversation at a pizza joint, their first kiss at the beach and their first dance in a darkened gymnasium – all the way up to tonight. A night of laughs, fresh hurts, last-minute kisses and an inevitable goodbye. But will it be goodbye forever or goodbye for now?” (goodreads.com)

    Boot Camp, Robert Muchamore. This is the next in the Rock War series, from the author of the ridiculously popular CHERUB series. “Jay, Summer, Dylan and their bandmates are headed to RockWar Manor. But the rock star life of music festivals and glitzy premieres isn’t all it’s cracked up to be. Can the bands hold it together to make it through to the last stage of the competition?” (goodreads.com)


  • Competition, M?ori Language Week, Māori literature

    Māwhai Tuhi, rā tuatoru – Rāapa!

    29.07.15 | Permalink | 6 Comments

    Āta mārie anō koutou! I noho puku maua i te whare pukapuka i tēnei ata i te tino uaua o te whiri whiti mō tē rā nei. I tono mai koutou i ētahi whiti mō Paikea, mo te marakihau, mō tētahi utu – kā miharo atu ana māua ki ngā ariā katoa. Engari ko tā mātou whiringa mo tē rā tuarua ko… Waimarino! Tēnā koe Waimarino mō tō whiti whakawehi. Tēnā koe hoki ki ngā kaiwhakataetae katoa, me ki te Kura o te Ara Hou mō ō koutou kaha ki te tuku whiti mai! Ākuanei pea… Me aha ināianei? Kei a koutou te mana…   Ānei te paki i tēnei rā…

    ‘Tākiri mai te ata, tākiri mai te awatea …’ Kei te whakarongo ngā taringa, engari kua kapi ngā whatu. I oho mōata mātou kia tae mai ki konei. Engari, kei te hiamoe tonu au. Ka panaia tōku tuara, ka hongi tōku ihu i te papa. “E oho Mata, titiro!” Ka rangona te auē o ōku hoa, “Whuuuu …” Anga atu ana tōku kanohi ki waho ki te moana, “Ehara …” “Ehara tonu! He aha tērā?” tāku hāmama ki ōku hoa. “Tē aro i a au tērā ika nui.” te whakautu a tōku hoa. “Te āhua nei he marakihau, arā he taniwha. Tirohia ki ōna whatu muramura.” “Āe mārika! Ira tōna tāwiriwiri e tātā ana i te wai i Te Moana i Raukawakawa” “He parihau ōna? Pērā i te tarākona?” “Me te mea nei, āe!” “Whuuuu! Tērā pea ka hoki mai a Ngake e rapu ana i a … “Whataitai!!! Kātahi ka, rongo ngā tāngata o Te Whanga-nui-a-tara te papa e neke ana. Tērā pea, ko whataitai tērā e oho ana? Ka rongo a Ngake i tētahi rū, ka kaukau totika. Āe mārika!! Ko Whataitai tērā e oho ana. E kore rawa! He tino whitinga a Ngake, ā, ka noho ā…..”

    TUkuna mai tō whiti ki raro nei, kei te whārangi Māwhai Tuhi rānei. Karawhiua!


  • Competition, M?ori Language Week, Māori literature

    Māwhai Tuhi, rā tuarua – Rātū! (English translation below)

    28.07.15 | Permalink | 8 Comments

    Āta mārie koutou katoa i tēnei ata ataahua runga rawa! Tēnā rā koutou mō ngā whakaurunga mo Rāhina, whuuu te rawe hoki o ngā whakaurunga katoa. He mea uaua rawa te whiriwhiri i tētahi anake engari kua toa a Te Rauhina mā te Rāhina – tūmeke ki a koe Te Rauhina! Kō wai te toa mō te Rātū? Whakauru mai ngā whiti ki te whakaroa te pakiwaitara nei. Patopato tō whakaurunga ki raro nei, ki te whārangi o te Māwhai Tuhi rānei. Kei a koutou te mana… karawhiuā! Hei whakanui i Te Wiki o Te Reo Māori 2015, kei te mahi pakiwaitara tuhituhi ā-ipurangi Te Matapihi ki te Ao Nui, ā, ka taea e koe e tō kura rānei he taonga te wini. Kua oti kē i te kaituhi rongonui haere nei a Paora Tibble, te whiti tuatahi te tuhituhi, ā, māu e āpiti atu ō tuhituhi ki te pakiwaitara ia rā, hei te 27-31 o Hūrae. Ka whiriwhiri kotahi te whiti ia rā (tae atu ki te 200 kupu), ka mutu hoki te pakiwaitara hei te ahiahi o te Paraire te 31 o Hūrae. Kotahi te reanga: Kura Tuarua (tau 9-13) Ka whiwhi taonga te toa kaituhi, ā, mō te kura e nui ana te takiuru mai : he haki hei hoko pukapuka Ānei te pakiwaitara tae atu ki tēnei wā…

    ‘Tākiri mai te ata, tākiri mai te awatea …’ Kei te whakarongo ngā taringa, engari kua kapi ngā whatu. I oho mōata mātou kia tae mai ki konei. Engari, kei te hiamoe tonu au. Ka panaia tōku tuara, ka hongi tōku ihu i te papa. “E oho Mata, titiro!” Ka rangona te auē o ōku hoa, “Whuuuu …” Anga atu ana tōku kanohi ki waho ki te moana, “Ehara …” “Ehara tonu! He aha tērā?” tāku hāmama ki ōku hoa. “Tē aro i a au tērā ika nui.” te whakautu a tōku hoa. “Te āhua nei he marakihau, arā he taniwha. Tirohia ki ōna whatu muramura.” “Āe mārika! Ira tōna tāwiriwiri e tātā ana i te wai i Te Moana i Raukawakawa” “He parihau ōna? Pērā i te tarākona?” “Me te mea nei, āe!” “Whuuuu! Tērā pea ka hoki mai a Ngake e rapu ana i a …

    Good morning! Thank you all for your entries to our Māwhai Tuhi competition for Monday, the standard of all the entries really wowed us. It was very difficult to choose just one, but Te Rauhina is our winner for Monday – awesome work, Te Rauhina! Who will be the winner for Tuesday? Enter your paragraph now to continue the story. Enter below, or on the Māwhai Tuhi page. The ball is in your court – go for it! To celebrate Māori Language Week 2015, Wellington City Libraries – Te Matapihi ki te Ao Nui – is holding an online story-writing competition, and you or your school could win a prize! Celebrated author, Paora Tibble, has written the first paragraph of our story, and it’s up to you to add what you think should come next each day, from June 27 to 31. We will choose one entry every day (up to 200 words), and the story will finish on Friday the 31st of July There will be one competition grade: Secondary School (years 9-13) The overall winning writer will receive a prize, and the school with most entries will receive a book voucher. Here is the story so far…

    ‘Tākiri mai te ata, tākiri mai te awatea …’ Kei te whakarongo ngā taringa, engari kua kapi ngā whatu. I oho mōata mātou kia tae mai ki konei. Engari, kei te hiamoe tonu au. Ka panaia tōku tuara, ka hongi tōku ihu i te papa. “E oho Mata, titiro!” Ka rangona te auē o ōku hoa, “Whuuuu …” Anga atu ana tōku kanohi ki waho ki te moana, “Ehara …” “Ehara tonu! He aha tērā?” tāku hāmama ki ōku hoa. “Tē aro i a au tērā ika nui.” te whakautu a tōku hoa. “Te āhua nei he marakihau, arā he taniwha. Tirohia ki ōna whatu muramura.” “Āe mārika! Ira tōna tāwiriwiri e tātā ana i te wai i Te Moana i Raukawakawa” “He parihau ōna? Pērā i te tarākona?” “Me te mea nei, āe!” “Whuuuu! Tērā pea ka hoki mai a Ngake e rapu ana i a …


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