Te Kura Te Reo

Unit 5 - Āwhea te kanikani? – When is the dance?

Activity 2 - Learning the months of the year in Māori

Watch He Kōrero clip 8 where the different terms for the days of the week and the months of the year are explained, again.

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Watch He Kōrero clip 9 where the different terms for the days of the week and the months of the year are explained, again.

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English nameAssimilation nameTraditional name
January

Hānuere

Kohitātea
February

Pēpuere

Hui-tanguru
March

Māehe

Poutu-te-rangi
April

Āperiria

Paenga-whāwhā
May

Mei

Haratua
June

Hune

Pipiri
July

Hurae

Hōngongoi
August

Ākuhata

Here-turi-kōkā
September

Hepetema

Mahuru
October

Oketopa

Whiringa-ā-nuku
November

Noema

Whiringa-ā-rangi
December

Tīhema

Hakihea

 

Practise saying the months of the year in Māori. Copy this chart into your Wehi book.

 

Listen to Rā Whānau ki a koe, track 2 or watch on the Waiata clip 2.

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To help use the months in Māori use these questions and answers:

 
 
 

 

Practise the waiata (below) and save to your wehi.

 
 
 
 
 

Tasks

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Months of the Year

English name

Assimilation name

Traditional name

January Hānuere Kohitātea
February Pēpuere Hui-tanguru
March Māehe Poutu-te-rangi
April Āperiria Paenga-whāwhā
May Mei Haratua
June Hune Pipiri
July Hurae Hōngongoi
August Ākuhata Here-turi-kōkā
September Hepetema Mahuru
October Oketopa Whiringa-ā-nuku
November Noema Whiringa-ā-rangi
December Tīhema Hakihea

Practise saying the months of the year in Māori. Copy this chart into your Wehi book.


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To help use the months

To help use the months in Māori use these questions and answers:

To help use the months in Māori use these questions and answers:

 
 
 


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Listen to Rā Whānau ki a koe, track 2 or watch on the Waiata clip 2.

Click here to listen


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Practise the waiata

Practise the waiata (below) and save to your wehi.

Practise the waiata (below) and save to your wehi.