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HAERE MAI. Our featured word this month is KaikSura. This small town lies on the east coast of the South Island, with the Pacific Ocean to the east and mountain ranges to the west. It suffered a major earthquake two years ago, but is undergoing a major recovery effort. The Takahanga marae of Ngai Tahu is located near the town centre.

Kupu hou

New word

* Kaikoura (pronounced "Kye-kor-oo-rrra --the "r" is sounded "rrr", almost a "d" sound, with the tongue touching the roof of the mouth)

Kei a matou he koura, i te taone o Kaikoura.

We got some koura, in the town of Kaikoura.

Rerenga korero


The theme of this month's issue is mental health nursing. These phrases might be useful:

** Kei te pehea koe i tenei ra?

How are you feeling today?

** He mahara tau?

Are you feeling anxious?

** He aha nga rongoa kei te kai koe i naianei?

What medications do you take now?

** E hiahia ana koe kia waea au ki to whanau?

Do you want me to call your family?

** Kia pewhea te rahi o te waipiro ka inumia e koe?

How much do you drink?

* With thanks to NZNO Tumu whakarae Titihuia Pakeho and Rawiri Jensen's He pukapuka reo hauora Maori for this month's te reo.

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Title Annotation:terms for medical care in the South Island, New Zealand
Publication:Kai Tiaki: Nursing New Zealand
Article Type:Brief article
Geographic Code:8NEWZ
Date:Sep 1, 2018
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