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If You Don’t Do These 12 Things, You Are Not A New Zealander

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Using Maori words/phrases in every day conversations…

Greeting someone with ‘Kia Ora’. Telling someone you’re going to get some ‘kai’ (food). Seeing a sign that welcomes you with the phrase ‘Haere Mai’. Maori words and phrases are very much intertwined with New Zealand life in general.

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Oh, and that includes place names too – from Whangarei to Rotorua and the longest of all, “Taumata whakatangi hangakoauau o tamatea turi pukakapiki maunga horo nuku pokai whenua kitanatahu“.

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