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HAERE MAI. This month, our featured word is Otaki, the name of a small town on the Kapiti Coast, north of Wellington. It is home to the Ngati Raukawa marae and to Te Wananga o Raukawa. It is also home to the Otaki-Maori Racing Club, the only Maori racing club in the world.

Kupu hou

New word

* Otaki

(pronounced "Orr-taa-key")

No Otaki t5ku whanaunga.

My cousin comes from Otaki.

Kei Otaki te marae matua o Ngati Raukawa.

Otaki is the home of the Ngati Raukawa matua marae.

Kei Otaki Te Whare Wananga o Raukawa.

Te Wananga o Raukawa is in Otaki.

Rerenga korero


This month's magazine features aged care. Here are some phrases that might be useful when talking about aged care, or while caring for the elderly:

* Ko te whare kaumatua ahau e mahi ana.

I work in aged care.

* Kei te kainga i 5ku matua ahau e tiaki, e manaaki, e awhi ana.

I care for my elders at home.

* He pai ake nga k5rero i 5ku kaumatua.

My kaumatua have great stories to tell.

* Kei te hiahia koe nga kari e purei ana?

Do you want to play cards?

* Ko tenei te wa m5 5u rongoa.

Time for your meds.

* With thanks to NZNO Tumu whakarae Titihuia Pakeho and kaumatua Keelan Ransfield for te reo.

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Publication:Kai Tiaki: Nursing New Zealand
Date:Nov 1, 2018
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