Monday, March 1, 2010

Melville Intermediate - Maori Mihi Examples from Room 8

  • This is the Maori Mihi from Room Eight students. A Mihi is a Maori introduction or greeting, which contains information about yourself. In this video you are looking for the following key phrases:
    ko te Maunga (the name of the mountain closet to where you were born)

    ko te Awa (the name of the river closest to where you were born)
    ko te Iwi (the name of your tribe/Iwi)
    ko te Marae (the name of your local marae/meeting place)
    ko te Kura (the name of your school)
    ko te Tumuaki (the name of your principal)
    ko te Kaiako (the name of your teacher)
    ko te Taku Ingoa (your name)

Students from Room Eight and Melville Intermediate School are available to help with your Mihi learning. If you would like to contact us, we are able to Skype with your classroom or learning institute to tutor you in the presentation and pronunciation of Maori Language and in particular Maori Mihi. You can leave a comment here on this post or email our teacher at This includes in 2011


  1. Hi Annalize ,

    My name is Stephanie, thanks for your post on Mr Mac's blog. What are your hobbies? Mine are tennis and Netball. These are the answers to your questions: No it is not winter here, yes we go on school camps and they are GREAT, Yes we have two computers in our class room and we have a room full of computers for the whole school to use, i like to do P.E. at school and i think lunch is at quater to one (every fortnight we have an ice-block day where you can buy ice-blocks.

    From Steph

  2. Hey Annalize!

    I'm Kelly and I go to the University of South Alabama. I am in Dr. Strange's EDM310 class and we have about 20 computers in our classroom. We rarely use them because we are instructed to bring our portable computers. I really enjoyed your Maori Mihi!


  3. Hi Room 8 Melville Intermediate,
    We thought your mihi was fantastic. We liked the way you filmed and spoke clearly in Maori. During this term, we are going to share a mihi in Maori and in English too. This will help us.

    From Room 10@Pt England School, Auckland

  4. Hi Kelly
    Thank you for writing back. What do you like to do in your spear time? I like to go shopping and play sport such as soccer and net ball. How much people are there at your school and how old are you. I am 10 years old. Once again thank you for sending me a comment i was very excited. Annalize,Hamilton,Waikato,New Zealand,Melville Intermediate.

  5. Hi class! My name is Leigh Ankersen and I am in EDM 310 at the University of South Alabama. Your Mihi's were very interesting! I have never heard of one and I have been in school for a very long time. It was neat trying to notice words in your presentations. I did catch "principal" once I think. You were great!!!

  6. Ka pai! Tino pai! You sound very fluent and confident. I won't show this to my younger bunch as it will only add to their nerves but we are very keen to share with you via skype. We look forward to hearing from you soon!

  7. Hi my name is Britney I'm in mb4 It thought that you did a very good job.My class is doing the same thing.

  8. Hi Room 8 Melville Intermediate,

    I am Nada and I am in year 4, by the way thanks for leaving a comment on our blog, and you did a really good job.

  9. Hi my avater name is Aphrodite. My schools name is Chalone Peaks Middle School. I am in the 6th grade. I think that they way you guys learn a different language is very neat.If i could learn a different language besides spanish and english i would be so amazed. I think that you guy have a great school. It very cool talking to you guys. If you could say hi to Mr.Web

  10. Hi I landed on your page yesterday and wanted to show my year 7 class your Mihi as they are busy writing their own. I looked today and they seem to have disappeared. I'm not sure whether it is a problem at your end or mine. If you can help I would be really grateful. Oh by the way I think you have done really well.

  11. @ Gary - I have no idea why they might have dissapeared for a short space of time, they certainly appear to be here now, if you would like also like to contact us directly (students via skype) then drop us a line.
    Mr Webb.

  12. Cheers I can see it now at home lets hope our school filters will let it through tomorrow. We are not skype literate at school yet but will pursue this.