Monday, 6 August 2012

A Tasty Holiday

During the holidays my sister Arizona and I were waiting anxiously for my brother Tarrant to take us to his grandparents house for the weekend. When Tarrant came, he took us to Carl's Junior and bought us each a chocolate shake. He also bought me a small passion fruit cheesecake and Arizona, some fries with tomato sauce on top.

Then we went to the movie store to pick a movie to watch. The movie I picked was Alvin and the Chipmunks Chip Wrecked. Tarrant chose Rise of the Planet of the Apes.  Arizona got two packets of popcorn and a packet with a sour strip of candy inside it. Then we were on our way to Tarrant’s grandparents house that was only around the corner.

Once we reached the front door, the little sausage dog Oscar started barking at us when we came inside.  Marlene, Tarrant’s grandmother, told Oscar to be quite.  Arizona and I hung our bags over the top of the chairs and sat in the lounge and watched television for awhile, until I asked Tarrant if I could play on his computer.

After about an hour later, we got the DVD player all set up and put the Chipmunk movie on.  Two minutes later, Peter, Tarrant’s grandfather, came in and we all had a big introduction and then we had some popcorn and ice-cream with waffle cones.Then three hours later it was time for bed.Tarrant slept in his room,Marlene slept in her room with Oscar,Peter slept in his room by himself and Arizona and me slept in the lounge on the couch. The next day Arizona and I couldn’t stop jumping up and down because Tarrant’s grandfather Peter got out of bed and whipped up a nice,sweet batch of pancake mix for our breakfast.

I had six pancakes , three toast with butter and honey on top and a bowl of Weet-Bix for breakfast. Then I rushed to my bag got out my clothes and to have a refreshing shower.When I got out of the shower I got changed and I went outside to help Peter and Tarrant with the car in the garage but I lost interest and so I went back inside and played with Oscar and played some games on my brother’s computer.

Then to my surprise Nicole and Bronte Tarrant’s mum and other sister were here to pick Marlene Arizona and me to go to Bronte’s netball game around the corner.After about one hour had past and Bronte’s team had 35 to 32 so Bronte’s team won by three points.When the came was over Nicole got fish and chips for us to eat.   

After I ate I sat down because I was so tired that night that I blacked out and the next thing I know it’s morning and I couldn’t remember anything except going to the take aways.Tarrant told us to get changed quickly because we were leaving to back home.

We were so excited and both sad but when we got home my mum had just started to dinner.After half an hour we had eaten our dinner and then Tarrant left to go back home.    


Ko wai to ingoa?

Hi my name is Deandra and I am writing about how to speak Maori Language. I am also learning to speak maori words for my topic studies. Below here I have written some Words in Maori translated to English and at the bottom I have my Mihi in Maori and it is also in English.

English - Maori.

1. Head - Maunga
2. Shoulders - Pakihiwi
3. Eyes - Karu
4. Nose - Ihu
5. Ears - Taringa
6. Mouth - Waha
7. Hands - Ringa Ringa
8. Legs - Waewae

Here are some questions and the answers to the questions  in Maori that  I know:

English - Maori

Ko wai to ingoa?
What is your name?

Ko ........... toku ingoa
My name is ............

Kei te pehea koe?
How are you?

Kei te pai ahau
I am good

Ka nui te ora
I am great

Ko wai to hoa?
Who is your friend?

Ko ......... toku hoa
My friend is ........

Here are some greetings in Maori and in English:

Kia Ora - Hello
Tena Koe - Hello
Morena - Good Morning
Ata Marie - Good Morning
Tena Korua - Hello if you’re talking to two people

Here is a Maori word for goodbye

Ka Kei te /Ano
See you tomorrow

Numbers up to 20 in Maori :

English - Maori

One - Tahi
Two - Rua
Three - Toru
Four - Wha
Five - Rima
Six - Ono
Seven - Whitu
Eight - Waru
Nine - Iwa
Ten - Tekau
Eleven - Tekau ma Tahi
Twelve - Tekau ma Rua
Thirteen - Tekau ma Toru
Fourteen - Tekau ma Wha
Fifthteen - Tekau ma Rima
Sixteen - Tekau ma Ono
Seventeen  - Tekau ma Whitu
Eighteen - Tekau ma Waru
Nineteen - Tekau ma Iwa
Twenty - Rua Tekau

Here is example of my Mihi in Maori:


Ko Mata whoura  te Waka.

Ko Taniwha te Maunga.

Ko Utakura te Awa.

Ko Ngapuhi te Iwi.

Ko Ngati - toro  te Hapu

Ko Rahiri te Rangatira

Ko Piki  te Aroha te Marae.

Ko Deandra ahau.


My Canoe is Mata whoura .

My Mountain is Taniwha.

My River is Utakura.

My Tribe is Ngapuhi.

My Subtribe is Ngati - toro.

My Chief is Rahiri.

My Marae is Piki te Aroha.

My Name is Deandra.