Let’s ako (learn or teach) kīwaha

Kīwaha are colloquial sayings that are great phrases to drop into your everyday conversations, even if you’re speaking English.

For example when you:

  • save money by remembering to make your lunch
    • iti noa, iti noa (little by little)

  • do some number crunching to fine tune your budget
    • nā takatū, ko tōnui (preparation breeds prosperity)

  • be thrifty now to have a getaway with whānau later
    • mō āpōpō te painga (the benefit is for tomorrow)

  • stash any excess away so you can use it or share it later with others
    • whaowhia te kete (fill up the kit).

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