Appendix 4: Glossary

Te Reo Māori

English meaning

hui

forum for discussion which is underpinned by Māori values

iwi

tribe, wider kinship group

kaiako

teacher

karakia

prayer, grace

kaumātua

adult elder, usually male

kaupapa Māori

Māori way of being

kawa

protocol

korowai

cloak

Matariki

signals the Māori New Year (first appearance of the Pleiades star cluster)

pepeha

speech about where you come from

poi

ball on string (used by females as a prop in kapa haka)

te reo

Māori language

tikanga

customary practices

waiata

song(s)

whakapapa

genealogy

whānau

family