Maori Word of the Month: Kia Maia

Kia Maia – Be brave, be bold, be capable, be confident – Maori word of the month

Each month, we are honouring the Maori heritage of New Zealand Aotearoa by sharing a Maori word of the month.

This month is “Kia Maia” meaning be brave, be bold, be capable, or be confident.

Thanks to the Facebook group “A Maori Phrase a Day” for the phrase

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