He Pitopito Reo – Snippets of language

In a new semi-regular column, Intercom will share sound files of pronunciation so we can all learn to say Te Reo Māori words correctly – where possible, before we develop bad habits.

The first word is Rehua – the name that the refurbished former Commerce building will be known as when it opens.

Listen here:


The College of Education, Health and Human Development | Te Rāngai Ako me te Hauora, UC Centre for Entrepreneurship (UCE) and UC’s Executive Development Programmes (EDP) are moving to the Rehua building in the heart of Ilam Campus in late 2017.

You can listen to other UC-related Te Reo Māori words on the UC website

If you have a query about how to pronounce a Te Reo Māori word correctly, send your request via the Te Ohu Reo request form and we will endeavour to feature it in a future column.