Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Melville Intermediate - Maori Mihi Example

This video is Hayze's explanation of a Maori Mihi, followed by her Mihi. We have put the words in English and Maori on the screen as she says them so you can follow along. There are some key phrases that you need to be listening for in her Mihi - they are:
  • Ko Taupiri te Maunga – Taupiri is my Mountain.
  • Ko Waikato te Awa - Waikato is my River.
  • Ko Tainui te Waka - Tainui is my Waka (Canoe).
  • Ko Waenga te Whanau - Waenga is my family.
  • Ko Tammy Toku Mama - Tammy is my Mother.
  • Ko Robin Toku Papa - Robin is my Father.
  • Ko Hayze ahau - Hayze is my name.
Just like last year and the year before if you would like help with learning of your Mihi or Maori Language in general please get in contact with our students by leaving a comment or sending us an email we have students who are willing to help with your students learning.

Hayze Mihi 2011 from myles webb on Vimeo.


  1. Kia ora Hayze

    We could do with some help. We are a class of Year Four children at Appleby School in Nelson. At the moment we are revising saying tena koe, tena korua and tena koutou.

    Do you think you would be able to Skype us at 1:30pm next Monday and help us. We would need three people to practice saying hello to so we could get it right.

    If you can do that it would be fun. Your teacher knows how to Skype us.


    Appleby School


  2. Kia Ora Room 8,
    What a great start to the year. You have all been so busy! We haven't started our mihi yet but we will definitely use your examples and blog posts to help us. We will visit you again soon.

    Miss Lavakula and Room 9

  3. Hey Room 8,

    We're a Year 3 class from Kilbirnie School, Wellington thought we'd drop in to say hello and thanks for sharing your mihi's. We started learning our mihi however our mihi is very basic. It's great to come online and see your mihi example what a great way to share with other classes. We're new to blogging so this is an exciting adventure for us we hope to post more things as the term goes on.

    thanks again and keep up the awesome work!
    Miss L and Room 6 Kilbirnie School.

  4. Kia Ora Room 8, thank you for your mihi video. Last night I received a phone call from a friend - her daughter had to work on her first ever mihi and she was really nervous. I sent her the link to your clip and she is feeling a lot better now. Thanks so much. Your actions reach out to people in need everywhere.
    Anne K

  5. Hi, Room 8,

    Thank you for your mihi lesson. We learn mihi at our school too.

    Mrs She.

  6. Thank you for the explanation of a mihi Hayze. I will definitely be showing this fantastic video to the other teachers at my school, so they can use it in their classrooms.

  7. Kia ora.
    We are a year 3/4 class from Myross Bush school Invercargill.
    Thank you for your Mihi lesson. It was amazing. I am excited to be sharing this with my class next week as we have been learning about who we are and where we come from as part of our Inquiry.
    We hope to share our Mihi on our class and individual blogs.
    We would love you to come and visit our Blog sometime.
    Thank you Hayze for your fantastic Mihi.
    Mrs K.

  8. @ Mrs Kahukura - thanks for your feedback I will pass this onto Hayze and we're able to call you if you would like via Skype in the Classroom!

  9. Hi there,
    That sounds great. We would really appreciate your feedback. W thought we might like to have a wee practice first.

  10. Yes but were more than happy to help! Just let us know!