You may have flicked on the telly recently to watch the news and heard a couple of new phrases you hadn’t heard before.
You might have heard presenters such as Simon Dallow say “hoki mai anō” or “kia pai te pō” and not known what those phrases mean.
Here at TVNZ and 1News we support and promote the use of te reo Māori and we want to help you understand some phrases that you might hear on the 6pm bulletin or one of our other news and current affairs shows.
Commonly heard phrases on news bulletins:
Pō manahau – Good night
Hoki mai anō – Welcome back
Nau mai anō – Welcome again
Kia ora anō – Hello again
Nau mai, haere mai – Welcome, welcome
Ngā mihi o te pō - Good evening
Kia pai te pō – Have a good night
Kia tau te mauri, pō mārie – May the soul be calm, good night
Me ū tonu mai - Stay with us
E whai ake nei – Coming up next
E haere ake nei – Coming up next
Kaue e haere ki wāhi kē - Don't go anywhere
Ka kite ākuanei – See (you) soon
Ā muri i ngā whakatairanga – After the break
Ko te manako, kua pai te rā - Hope you're having a good day
Kia pai ngā rā whakatā - Have a good weekend