In the beginning (1800 - 1870)
Day 5 - The Dawn of an New Era...
From the 1840s onwards, many European settlers came to live in New Zealand. It was a difficult period
in New Zealand’s history. As the settlers began to outnumber the Māori,
a great war erupted between the two groups as they fought for access to land to build homes
and establish communities.\
Activity 1 | Translating Phrases
Unlike the Māori, many of the European settlers didn’t speak Te Reo Māori. Instead,
they spoke English. As you can imagine, it was very difficult for the two groups to
communicate because they did not have a dictionary or a translator.
These days we are able to use the Internet to translate words and phrases from one language to another.
Use Google Translate to translate the following five phrases from English to
Te Reo Māori or from Te Reo Māori to English. Post the translations on your blog.
Be sure to include the phrase in both the English and Māori to earn full points.
Maori: Nau mai ki Aotearoa. English: Welcome to New Zealand
English: Mei is my name Maori: Ko Aaliyah toku ingoa
English: What is your name? Maori: He aha to ingoa?
Maori:E pai ana ahau ki te takaro i te Netball. English: I like to play Netball
English: Where do you come from? Maori: No hea mai koe Mai?