Awhi

To embrace, to support, to nurture.

Hapū

Collection of extended family groupings

Iwi

Tribe, extended kinship group descended from a common ancestor and associated with a distinct territory.

Kaitiaki

Guardian, caregiver.

Kawenata

Covenant

Kōrero

Story, narrative

Koro

Grandfather

Manaaki

To show respect, generosity and care for others

Marae

Central gathering place where formal greetings and discussions take place

Matua te Mana

The original name for Mount Ruapehu

Mokopuna

Grandchildren

Morimori

To care for tenderly, to caress

Papatūānuku

Mother Earth

Rāhui

Reserved or restricted area

Rangatahi

Younger generation, youth

Whānau

Family, or extended family group

Tamariki

Children

Tangata Whenua

Indigenous people, people of the land

Uri

Descendant