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Mihi

Mihimihi - Greetings

Create your own Mihimihi

Learning Intentions:

LEVEL ONE  

Students should be able to:

*  Write their own mihi

*  Learn both Maori and English version (Memory)

*  Recite in front of class/team


LEVEL TWO

Students should be able to:

*  Add a Tauparapara / Whakatauki to your Mihi (proverb)

*  Add Pepeha to Mihi (Mountain, River etc) Geological acknowledgement

*  Add Whakapapa to Mihi (Geneology)


LEVEL THREE

Students should be able to:

*  Adjust mihi accordingly to various situations (Formal/Powhiri & Informal)


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Kupu Mihimihi

 

Kia ora

Greetings to…

tatou

koutou

e hoa ma

e te whanau

us all

you all

friends

the family

 

kua

(who) have…

tae mai nei

hui mai nei

haere mai nei

eke mai nei

 

arrived here

gathered here

come here

come on here

ki

to…

tenei akoranga po

tenei kura po

tenei kura

tenei whare

tenei huihuinga

tenei wahi

this night class

this night school

this school

this house

this gathering

this place

ki

to…

te kawe mai

te mau mai

te mihihihi

te ako I te reo Maori

te whakapakari I to reo Maori

bring

bring

greet

learn the Maori language

develop your Maori Language

i

the…

te aroha

tga whakaaro pai

The love

Good thoughts

Ka nui

Great is

te hari

te koa

te aroha

te rekareka

te pouri

te tangi

the joy

the happiness

the love

the elation

the sadness

the sorrow

mo…

for…

to koutou kaha

to koutou maia

to koutou manawanui

to koutou kaingakau

your support

your strength

your dedication

your interest commitment

ki te

in…

haere mai

aro mai

huihui mai

coming

attending

assembling/gathering

ki te…

to…

awhina

hapai

korerorero

ako

support / help

uplift

discuss

learn

i…

the…

te reo Maori

nga mahi

nga korero

nga kaupapa

nga take

Maori language

work

discussions

the topics

matters / subjects

e pa ana ki…

concerning

tenei akoranga po

tenei kura po

tenei kura

tenei hui

tenei whanau

tenei wananga

this night class

this night school

this school

this gathering

this family

this school of learning

 

 

Here is an example


Tenei te mihi ki a koe e ___________ mo nga karakia whakaritea o tenei ra 

Greetings to ____________________ for the beginning prayer of this day

 

He mihi aroha tenei ki a koutou ki nga manuhiri

This is a heartfelt greeting to the visitors

nau mai, haere mai ki tenei kura 

welcome, welcome to this school

Ka nui te hari, ka nui te koa mo to koutou kaha mo to koutou tautoko o matou kura

Great is the joy and happiness for your strengths for your support of our school

No reira tena koutou, tena koutou, tena koutou katoa,  

Greetings to you all


Ka huri au ki nga tauira o tenei kura

I turn to the students of this school

Kia ora e hoa ma kua hui mai nei

Greetings to my friends who have gathered here 

ki te kawe mai i nga whakaaro pai me te aroha

to bring the good thoughts and love.

Ka nui te koa mo to koutou manawanui ki te aromai ki te awhina i nga kaupapa 

Great is the happiness for your dedication in attending to support the topics

e pa ana ki tenei kura

concerning this school

No reira e te whanau o tenei kura, tena koutou, tena koutou, tena ra tatou katoa.

So therefore, greetings once, greetings twice, greetings thrice to the family of this school.

 

Simple Mihimihi

He mihi whanui tenei kia tatou katoa

Ki a koe e te rangatira e ___________ tena koe mo to mahi whakamoemiti ki to tatou matua i te rangi

He mihi mahana tenei ki a koe e te Matua/Whaea, a Matua/Whaea _________ (teacher's name) tena koe.

He mihi hoki ki nga tauira, kia ora koutou katoa

No reira tena koutou, tena koutou, tena ra tatou katoa


This is a greeting to all of you here

To you the leader _______ greetings to you for your work starting our prayer to god

This is a warm greeting to you ______ (teacher), greetings to you.

Greetings also to the students, hello everyone

Therefore greetings once, greetings twice, greetings again to us all.


Team Assesmbly

Ka tangi te titi ka tangi ......

or

Whakataka te hau ki ti uru......



Te whare e tu nei, tena koe

Te papa e takoto nei tena koe, a, tena korua


Tenei te mihi ki a koe e ___________, nau te  karakia i timata  i tenei ra 

Tuarua ka tika me mihi atu ki te rangatira o te waka, te waka matauranga a Ta/Mr Burt, tena koe if Mr Burt is present)

He mihi mahana hoki  ki nga kaiako o te kura, kua tae mai nei ki tenei hui, tena koutou

Ki a koutou hoki  nga tauira, kia ora koutou katoa

No reira tena koutou, tena koutou, tena ra tatou katoa




(Whakatauki/Tauparapara)


option A, mihi to the whare and the surrounding land
Te whare e tū nei, tēnā koe, te papa e takoto ake nei, tēnā koe, ā, tēnā kōrua
Greetings to you  ______________ for starting the karakia for us, this day.
Secondly is right to acknowledge our leader of learning Mr Burt, greetings.
A warm welcome also to the teachers, who have arrived to this gathering, greetings.
A final greeting to the students, hello to all.
Therefore welcome, welcome, welcome one and all.


option B, special mention to the tangata whēnua of this area, to (for Pt England) Ngati Paoa, the Marutuahu people of plenty, and to Ngati Whatua, the dogskin cloaked people, therefore acknowledgements to them

Ngā mihi ki ngā tangata whēnua o tenei rohe, Ki ? (for Pt England) Ngāti Paoa, arā Marutuahu kōwhao rau, ki Ngati Whātua hoki, ngā kurī purepure o Tamaki), tēnā kōutou katoa



 



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