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A Maori Phrase a Day

$30.00 NZD

A Māori Phrase a Day, written by Hēmi Kelly, is a modern, user-friendly phrasebook for all New Zealanders.


Presenting the most common, relevant and useful phrases today, A Māori Phrase a Day is the perfect way to kickstart your te reo Māori journey!


In this book you'll find 365 phrases with everyday uses, English translations, factoids and handy word lists.


  • Written by Hēmi Kelly
  • 416 pages
  • Paperback book
  • Published January 2020
  • Also available in the series: A Māori Word a Day
  • ISBN: 9780143773412


Hēmi Kelly (Ngāti Maniapoto, Ngāti Tahu, Ngāti Whāoa) started learning te reo Māori as a young teenager and naturally progressed into teaching roles after study. Hēmi is a full-time lecturer in te reo Māori at the Auckland University of Technology. His academic research and writing focus largely on the revitalsation of the Māori language and translation studies. Hēmi is a licensed translator and graduate of Te Panekiretanga o Te Reo (The Institute of Excellence in the Māori Language). In 2017, Hēmi translated Witi Ihimaera’s novella in Sleeps Standing and published his first book A Māori Word a Day in 2018. In 2019, Hēmi published his first creative writing piece in English in Purakau, a collection of Māori myths retold by Māori writers.


A Māori Phrase a Day is also available for purchase in store at Wellington Museum.