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A te reo Māori guide to style

Unidentified Maori women in traditional kapa haka performance dress, including puipui and poi, location unknown. Whites Aviation Ltd: Photographs. Ref: WA-25309-G. Alexander Turnbull Library, Wellington, New Zealand. /records/22633364

It’s te wiki o te reo Māori, and while every week is a good time to incorporate more te reo Māori into your day-to-day, this week is a great opportunity to learn some new ways to do so. We realised while we know and regularly use pōtae (hat), we weren’t able to do the same for shoes (hū).

So with the help of some friends we've assembled the style guide below. Our aim is to familiarise ourselves with it and incorporate it more and more into Ensemble. We hope you join us on this journey; let’s support each other along the way.

A note on pronunciation - there are many brilliant resources out there but this song is a great place to start.

Ka pai, ka haere tātou.

Fashion (dress/clothing) - kākahu

Clothing - pūweru, weweru, kākahu

Dress (item of clothing) - weweru

Dress/getting dressed - kākahu

Jacket - hākete

Raincoat - koti ua

Cardigan - poraka 

T-shirt - tīhāte

Skirt - pane koti

Undies - tarau roto

Bra - kopeū

Hat - pōtae

Face mask - maruhā

Pashmina / scarf  - kāmeta

Shoes - hū

Sandals - pārahirahi

Sneakers - ​​hū konihi

Bags: pūtea (finely woven bag), pēke (sack), kete (bag)

Jewellery - whakapīwari

Necklace - tāhei

Sunglasses - mōhiti ārai hihirā

Jewellery - taonga whakarākei

Shop - toa

Fashion show - whakaatu kākahu

Cool - pūharu

Stylish - tōingo 

Beauty - ātaahua

Makeup - whakapaipai

Lipstick - pani ngutu / ripitiki

Perfume / fragrance - wai kakara

Hair - uru

Hairbrush - paraehe

Candle - kānara

Mirror - whakaataata 

Other helpful words

Creativity - auahatanga

Fabulous - kei reira (katoa)!

Red carpet - whāriki whero

Mobile phone - waea pūkoro

Instagram - paeāhua / Kapoata

Vaccination - rongoā āraimate

It’s hot to get the shot - He tau kē te tuku rongoā āraimate

No items found.
Unidentified Maori women in traditional kapa haka performance dress, including puipui and poi, location unknown. Whites Aviation Ltd: Photographs. Ref: WA-25309-G. Alexander Turnbull Library, Wellington, New Zealand. /records/22633364

It’s te wiki o te reo Māori, and while every week is a good time to incorporate more te reo Māori into your day-to-day, this week is a great opportunity to learn some new ways to do so. We realised while we know and regularly use pōtae (hat), we weren’t able to do the same for shoes (hū).

So with the help of some friends we've assembled the style guide below. Our aim is to familiarise ourselves with it and incorporate it more and more into Ensemble. We hope you join us on this journey; let’s support each other along the way.

A note on pronunciation - there are many brilliant resources out there but this song is a great place to start.

Ka pai, ka haere tātou.

Fashion (dress/clothing) - kākahu

Clothing - pūweru, weweru, kākahu

Dress (item of clothing) - weweru

Dress/getting dressed - kākahu

Jacket - hākete

Raincoat - koti ua

Cardigan - poraka 

T-shirt - tīhāte

Skirt - pane koti

Undies - tarau roto

Bra - kopeū

Hat - pōtae

Face mask - maruhā

Pashmina / scarf  - kāmeta

Shoes - hū

Sandals - pārahirahi

Sneakers - ​​hū konihi

Bags: pūtea (finely woven bag), pēke (sack), kete (bag)

Jewellery - whakapīwari

Necklace - tāhei

Sunglasses - mōhiti ārai hihirā

Jewellery - taonga whakarākei

Shop - toa

Fashion show - whakaatu kākahu

Cool - pūharu

Stylish - tōingo 

Beauty - ātaahua

Makeup - whakapaipai

Lipstick - pani ngutu / ripitiki

Perfume / fragrance - wai kakara

Hair - uru

Hairbrush - paraehe

Candle - kānara

Mirror - whakaataata 

Other helpful words

Creativity - auahatanga

Fabulous - kei reira (katoa)!

Red carpet - whāriki whero

Mobile phone - waea pūkoro

Instagram - paeāhua / Kapoata

Vaccination - rongoā āraimate

It’s hot to get the shot - He tau kē te tuku rongoā āraimate

Creativity, evocative visual storytelling and good journalism come at a price. Support our work and join the Ensemble membership program
No items found.
Unidentified Maori women in traditional kapa haka performance dress, including puipui and poi, location unknown. Whites Aviation Ltd: Photographs. Ref: WA-25309-G. Alexander Turnbull Library, Wellington, New Zealand. /records/22633364

It’s te wiki o te reo Māori, and while every week is a good time to incorporate more te reo Māori into your day-to-day, this week is a great opportunity to learn some new ways to do so. We realised while we know and regularly use pōtae (hat), we weren’t able to do the same for shoes (hū).

So with the help of some friends we've assembled the style guide below. Our aim is to familiarise ourselves with it and incorporate it more and more into Ensemble. We hope you join us on this journey; let’s support each other along the way.

A note on pronunciation - there are many brilliant resources out there but this song is a great place to start.

Ka pai, ka haere tātou.

Fashion (dress/clothing) - kākahu

Clothing - pūweru, weweru, kākahu

Dress (item of clothing) - weweru

Dress/getting dressed - kākahu

Jacket - hākete

Raincoat - koti ua

Cardigan - poraka 

T-shirt - tīhāte

Skirt - pane koti

Undies - tarau roto

Bra - kopeū

Hat - pōtae

Face mask - maruhā

Pashmina / scarf  - kāmeta

Shoes - hū

Sandals - pārahirahi

Sneakers - ​​hū konihi

Bags: pūtea (finely woven bag), pēke (sack), kete (bag)

Jewellery - whakapīwari

Necklace - tāhei

Sunglasses - mōhiti ārai hihirā

Jewellery - taonga whakarākei

Shop - toa

Fashion show - whakaatu kākahu

Cool - pūharu

Stylish - tōingo 

Beauty - ātaahua

Makeup - whakapaipai

Lipstick - pani ngutu / ripitiki

Perfume / fragrance - wai kakara

Hair - uru

Hairbrush - paraehe

Candle - kānara

Mirror - whakaataata 

Other helpful words

Creativity - auahatanga

Fabulous - kei reira (katoa)!

Red carpet - whāriki whero

Mobile phone - waea pūkoro

Instagram - paeāhua / Kapoata

Vaccination - rongoā āraimate

It’s hot to get the shot - He tau kē te tuku rongoā āraimate

Creativity, evocative visual storytelling and good journalism come at a price. Support our work and join the Ensemble membership program
No items found.

A te reo Māori guide to style

Unidentified Maori women in traditional kapa haka performance dress, including puipui and poi, location unknown. Whites Aviation Ltd: Photographs. Ref: WA-25309-G. Alexander Turnbull Library, Wellington, New Zealand. /records/22633364

It’s te wiki o te reo Māori, and while every week is a good time to incorporate more te reo Māori into your day-to-day, this week is a great opportunity to learn some new ways to do so. We realised while we know and regularly use pōtae (hat), we weren’t able to do the same for shoes (hū).

So with the help of some friends we've assembled the style guide below. Our aim is to familiarise ourselves with it and incorporate it more and more into Ensemble. We hope you join us on this journey; let’s support each other along the way.

A note on pronunciation - there are many brilliant resources out there but this song is a great place to start.

Ka pai, ka haere tātou.

Fashion (dress/clothing) - kākahu

Clothing - pūweru, weweru, kākahu

Dress (item of clothing) - weweru

Dress/getting dressed - kākahu

Jacket - hākete

Raincoat - koti ua

Cardigan - poraka 

T-shirt - tīhāte

Skirt - pane koti

Undies - tarau roto

Bra - kopeū

Hat - pōtae

Face mask - maruhā

Pashmina / scarf  - kāmeta

Shoes - hū

Sandals - pārahirahi

Sneakers - ​​hū konihi

Bags: pūtea (finely woven bag), pēke (sack), kete (bag)

Jewellery - whakapīwari

Necklace - tāhei

Sunglasses - mōhiti ārai hihirā

Jewellery - taonga whakarākei

Shop - toa

Fashion show - whakaatu kākahu

Cool - pūharu

Stylish - tōingo 

Beauty - ātaahua

Makeup - whakapaipai

Lipstick - pani ngutu / ripitiki

Perfume / fragrance - wai kakara

Hair - uru

Hairbrush - paraehe

Candle - kānara

Mirror - whakaataata 

Other helpful words

Creativity - auahatanga

Fabulous - kei reira (katoa)!

Red carpet - whāriki whero

Mobile phone - waea pūkoro

Instagram - paeāhua / Kapoata

Vaccination - rongoā āraimate

It’s hot to get the shot - He tau kē te tuku rongoā āraimate

Creativity, evocative visual storytelling and good journalism come at a price. Support our work and join the Ensemble membership program
No items found.
Unidentified Maori women in traditional kapa haka performance dress, including puipui and poi, location unknown. Whites Aviation Ltd: Photographs. Ref: WA-25309-G. Alexander Turnbull Library, Wellington, New Zealand. /records/22633364

It’s te wiki o te reo Māori, and while every week is a good time to incorporate more te reo Māori into your day-to-day, this week is a great opportunity to learn some new ways to do so. We realised while we know and regularly use pōtae (hat), we weren’t able to do the same for shoes (hū).

So with the help of some friends we've assembled the style guide below. Our aim is to familiarise ourselves with it and incorporate it more and more into Ensemble. We hope you join us on this journey; let’s support each other along the way.

A note on pronunciation - there are many brilliant resources out there but this song is a great place to start.

Ka pai, ka haere tātou.

Fashion (dress/clothing) - kākahu

Clothing - pūweru, weweru, kākahu

Dress (item of clothing) - weweru

Dress/getting dressed - kākahu

Jacket - hākete

Raincoat - koti ua

Cardigan - poraka 

T-shirt - tīhāte

Skirt - pane koti

Undies - tarau roto

Bra - kopeū

Hat - pōtae

Face mask - maruhā

Pashmina / scarf  - kāmeta

Shoes - hū

Sandals - pārahirahi

Sneakers - ​​hū konihi

Bags: pūtea (finely woven bag), pēke (sack), kete (bag)

Jewellery - whakapīwari

Necklace - tāhei

Sunglasses - mōhiti ārai hihirā

Jewellery - taonga whakarākei

Shop - toa

Fashion show - whakaatu kākahu

Cool - pūharu

Stylish - tōingo 

Beauty - ātaahua

Makeup - whakapaipai

Lipstick - pani ngutu / ripitiki

Perfume / fragrance - wai kakara

Hair - uru

Hairbrush - paraehe

Candle - kānara

Mirror - whakaataata 

Other helpful words

Creativity - auahatanga

Fabulous - kei reira (katoa)!

Red carpet - whāriki whero

Mobile phone - waea pūkoro

Instagram - paeāhua / Kapoata

Vaccination - rongoā āraimate

It’s hot to get the shot - He tau kē te tuku rongoā āraimate

Creativity, evocative visual storytelling and good journalism come at a price. Support our work and join the Ensemble membership program
No items found.

A te reo Māori guide to style

Unidentified Maori women in traditional kapa haka performance dress, including puipui and poi, location unknown. Whites Aviation Ltd: Photographs. Ref: WA-25309-G. Alexander Turnbull Library, Wellington, New Zealand. /records/22633364

It’s te wiki o te reo Māori, and while every week is a good time to incorporate more te reo Māori into your day-to-day, this week is a great opportunity to learn some new ways to do so. We realised while we know and regularly use pōtae (hat), we weren’t able to do the same for shoes (hū).

So with the help of some friends we've assembled the style guide below. Our aim is to familiarise ourselves with it and incorporate it more and more into Ensemble. We hope you join us on this journey; let’s support each other along the way.

A note on pronunciation - there are many brilliant resources out there but this song is a great place to start.

Ka pai, ka haere tātou.

Fashion (dress/clothing) - kākahu

Clothing - pūweru, weweru, kākahu

Dress (item of clothing) - weweru

Dress/getting dressed - kākahu

Jacket - hākete

Raincoat - koti ua

Cardigan - poraka 

T-shirt - tīhāte

Skirt - pane koti

Undies - tarau roto

Bra - kopeū

Hat - pōtae

Face mask - maruhā

Pashmina / scarf  - kāmeta

Shoes - hū

Sandals - pārahirahi

Sneakers - ​​hū konihi

Bags: pūtea (finely woven bag), pēke (sack), kete (bag)

Jewellery - whakapīwari

Necklace - tāhei

Sunglasses - mōhiti ārai hihirā

Jewellery - taonga whakarākei

Shop - toa

Fashion show - whakaatu kākahu

Cool - pūharu

Stylish - tōingo 

Beauty - ātaahua

Makeup - whakapaipai

Lipstick - pani ngutu / ripitiki

Perfume / fragrance - wai kakara

Hair - uru

Hairbrush - paraehe

Candle - kānara

Mirror - whakaataata 

Other helpful words

Creativity - auahatanga

Fabulous - kei reira (katoa)!

Red carpet - whāriki whero

Mobile phone - waea pūkoro

Instagram - paeāhua / Kapoata

Vaccination - rongoā āraimate

It’s hot to get the shot - He tau kē te tuku rongoā āraimate

Creativity, evocative visual storytelling and good journalism come at a price. Support our work and join the Ensemble membership program
No items found.