MANA / MANAAKI
Building the mana of others, through nurturing, growing and challenging.
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Different people talk about what mana / manaaki means to them. One kuia explains it like this, "If people need kai, shelter, manaaki - bring them in, do what you can to help them". A tane says that an example of mana / manaaki for him is when people who are not speakers of te reo Māori use phrases like 'Tena koe, kia ora, nau mai'.
Sharing, giving without thought of reward; it's
part and parcel of being Māori.