ki ai He nei Aotearoa aha ki ? rātou haere i mai
Why did they come to New Zealand?
tāne wahine ? ai He i hāparangi aha tērā te ki
Why was the lady screaming at that man?
rāua Eruera a Te Hererīpene ko He ai ngenge i aha ?
Why were Te Hererīpene and Eruera tired?
te Māori ki hiahia te ai ? i i He reo ako koe aha
Why did you want to learn the Māori language?
haere ? ai He koutou Te Kauwhata ki i
Why did you go to Te Kauwhata?
? ai Wiremu a Tarati He rāua aha ko rōpū utu mō i te
Why did Wiremu and Tarati pay for the group?
tangi ? He tō ai i tamaiti
Why was your child crying?
He kau ai te i marama ? peke te i
Why did the cow jump the moon?