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Mahia atu! – Just do it!

Mahia atu! – Just do it!

Te Reo Māori in English-medium schools

Achievement objective

7.1 Communicate about future plans.

Learning intentions

Students can:

  • formulate a plan, based on information received.


At the end of this lesson, students can:

PanuiPānui – Reading: Understand much of what is written about a range of topics across a range of text types.

TuhituhiTuhituhi – Writing: 

  • Use resources to experiment with new language and review writing for accuracy.
  • Write about a range of topics, using words and expressions that are appropriate for their purpose and intended audience


Resource sheet 7H - Matapae huarere

Te Reo Māori in English-medium schools

  • Resource-sheet-7H-Matapae-huarere.doc
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Resource sheet 7I - Matapae huarere

Te Reo Māori in English-medium schools

  • Resource-sheet-7I-Matapae-huarere.doc
  • 43 KB
Resource sheet 7J - Ngā tohu huarere

Te Reo Māori in English-medium schools

  • Resource-sheet-7J-Nga-tohu-huarere.doc
  • 423 KB
Kupu taka - Huarere

Te Reo Māori in English-medium schools

  • Kupu-taka-Huarere.doc
  • 13 KB

Lesson sequence

Hand out Resource sheet 7H: Matapae huarere to one student and Resource sheet 7I: Matapae huarere to another. Tell the students that they will be working in pairs. 

Ask each student to write down their plans for the weekend, based on the weather report. One student in each pair is to write an email to their hoa describing their plans. Use Resource sheet 7J: Ngā tohu huarere and Kupu taka: Huarere for vocabulary support. 

Their hoa replies, disagreeing with one of the plans. They should state why they disagree, logically and succinctly. The weather forecast should be used as a basis for their argument, for example, the student might say: “Ka haere ahau ki te moana a te Rāmere, e paki kē ana te rangi".

Suggested language focus Suggested vocabulary Notes
Prefix ‘whaka’ with definite article ‘te’




The prefix and the definite article give the idea of ‘towards’, for example:

  • towards the north
  • towards the mountains.
Directional particle ‘mai’ with locative particle ‘i’
mai i
mai i te tonga  
e kore ... e ... e kore te ua e heke ā te ahiahi  
kāhore i te … kāhore i te paikia puta ā te ata  
nō te mea nō te mea he hau tonga e pupuhi ana  
i te mea    
tā te mea    
nō reira nō reira me hari ō koutou tāporena  


Turn the discussion into a phone conversation or use other styles of communication. 

Simulate a hui at the marae where the whānau discusses going swimming or staying at the marae.


Further learning

Invite local iwi radio representatives to class to explain weather forecasting processes.

Other resources


Level 2 Whakataetae Tākaro

Paerewa 7266

Paerewa 7258

Photographs, satellite imagery and radar readings: http://www.metvuw.com/index.php

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