Take Te Reo Māori to the track!
Koinei te Wiki o te Reo Māori - it is Māori language week! As one of our three national languages, the opportunity to learn Te Reo Māori is a unique and special part of being a New Zealander.
We’ve gathered some simple words and phrases so you can show off your Māori language prowess next time you’re on-course!
Horse – Hōiho
Jockey - Tioke
Race – Reihi
Trainer – Kaiwhakangungu
Farrier - Kaihaeana hōiho
Favourite – Te tino pai
Starting gates - Tīmatanga kēti
Parade ring – Porowhita hikoi
Bet – Petipeti
Stallion – Tāriana
Apprentice - Tauira mahi
On the nose - I runga i te ihu
There’s only one - Kotahi noa te
Go you beauty! - Haere koe ātaahua!
My money's on (horse name) - Ko aku moni kei runga ia (ingoa o te hōiho)
I love your outfit/ dress! - E aroha ana ahau I tō kakahu
I’ve heard good things about (horse name) - Kua rongo ahau i ngā mea pai mō (ingoa o te hōiho)
Keen for some food? – Kei te hiahia kai koe?
What time is the next race? - He wā te wā e whai ake nei?
Whakamahia to matauranga hou ki tetahi huihuinga e tata ana ki a koe - Use your new knowledge at an event near you!