Get out into Nature. Me puta atu ki te ao Turoa

Department of Conservation —  07/07/2016

It’s Māori  Language Week. A week to honour te reo Māori and to encourage the use of our special language. To celebrate, we’re profiling phrases relating to our nature. We challenge you to use one of these this week.

Get out into nature. Me puta atu ki te ao Turoa.

Take a walk among the trees. Me hīkoi ki waenga i ngā rākau.

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Photo by Robin S (Flickr: CC by 2.0)

What is the weather like today? Ka pēhea te āhua o te rangi i tenei ra?

How long will it take to walk the track? Ka pēhea nei te roanga o tēnei hīkoi?

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Photo by Megan Simpson (Flickr CC by 2.0)

How steep is the track? Ka pehea te tūpari o te ara?

Are there any spare beds in the hut? He moenga kei te wātea i roto i te whare?

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Photo by Trey Guinn (Flickr: CC by-NC-ND 2.0)

Plant a tree. Whakatōongia he rākau.

Would you like to come to our planting day? Kei te pīrangi haere mai ki tā mātou ra whakatō?

What birds visit your garden? He aha nga manu ka tau atu ki tō maara?

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Photo by Cat Burton (Flickr: CC by 2.0)

Everyone has a role to play in conservation. Mā tātou katoa e atawhai i te tāonga ao turoa.

 

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