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Māori phrase of the week

Published: 11 September 2017

For the week starting Rāhina, te 11 o Mahuru, our phrase is 

Mauri mahi, mauri ora (Do the mahi, get the treats; or, Through work we prosper.)

The full whakataukī (Māori proverb) is: 'Mauri mahi, mauri ora; mauri noho, mauri mate' – 'Industry begets prosperity; idleness begets poverty'.

Although we usually only post one word (or phrase) a week, in the spirit of this whakataukī, and to celebrate Māori Language Week, we'll be posting words and phrases, along with updates about events and Māori language resources, every day this week (11-15 September).

Find out more at the Māori Dictionary online

Read more about Māori Language Week coverage and events

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