Pēhea te tawhiti o tō kāinga?
Asking about and giving distances
a.) Pēhea te tawhiti atu i Kirikiriroa ki Tāmaki-maku-rau?
How far is it from Hamilton to Auckland?
Kotahi rau, e toru tekau kiromita pea.
Approximately 130 kilometres.
e.) Pēhea te tawhiti o Kaikōura i Ōtautahi?
How far is Kaikōura from Christchurch?
Kotahi rau, e waru tekau mā toru kiromita.
i.) Pēhea te tawhiti mai i Te Whanga-nui-a-Tara ki Ahuriri?
How far is it from Wellington to Napier?
E toru rau, e toru tekau mā rima kiromita.
Whether atu and mai are used depends on where the speaker is in relation to the places being discussed. In the example ‘a’ the speaker would be located near or south of Hamilton while in example ‘i’ the speaker would be located near or north of Napier. E hia may also be used to obtain the same sort of information.
o.) E hia kiromita te tawhiti o Paeroa i Waihī?
How many kilometres is Paeroa from Waihī?
E rua tekau mā tahi kiromita.
It’s 21 kilometers.
u.) E hia kiromita atu i Rāhui-pōkeka ki Ōhinewai?
How many kilometres is it from Huntly to Ōhinewai?
For further explanations, examples and exercises see Te Pihinga p.63 and Te Pihinga Pukapuka Tātaki p.35
Tirohia te mapi e whai ake nei, ā, whiriwhirihia ngā kupu tika hei whakakī i ngā āputa o ia pātai. Kia oti ngā āputa i a koe te whakakī, e hoki ki te tīmatanga ki te whakautu i ngā pātai e waru.
Look at the map below and figure out the missing words to fill the gaps of each question. Once you have completed filling in the gaps, return to the start and answer the eight questions.