kia ora


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kia ora

(ˌkɪə ˈɔːrə)
sentence substitute
NZ greetings! good luck!
[Māori, literally: be well!]
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kia ora

interjection (N.Z.) hello, hi (informal), greetings, gidday or g'day (Austral. & N.Z.), how do you do?, good morning, good evening, good afternoon, welcome a postcard bearing the caption `Kia-Ora: Greetings from Maoriland'
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Contrite Creasy told the party's Shadow Equalities Minister Dawn Butler and other outraged ethnic minority Parliamentary colleagues she didn't realise the since-deleted Kia Ora advert was offensive.
8 million in Life and Living in Advanced Age: a Cohort Study in New Zealand Te Puwaitanga O Ng Tapuwae Kia Ora Tonu (LiLACS NZ) by the University of Auckland.
At first it smelled a bit like Kia Ora, which is never a bad thing.
True you can do these trails on your own, signing up for a tour with a walking encyclopedia of a guide from Kia Ora Guided City Walks at these biological hotspots adds nuance.
Big brand items like Mr Kipling and Kia Ora orange juice are laced with the animal extracts to make them look and taste good.
The Cook Islands kia orana is like New Zealand Maori kia ora.
Bred in Australia by Kia Ora Stud, Elzaam is out of Mambo In Freeport, a winning half-sister to the Grade 1-winning two-yearold Point Ashley.
The drink Kia Ora gets its name from an old Maori greeting.
Kia Ora, or welcome to Opotiki, a small New Zealand town at the Bay of Plenty.
For me, it is a nostalgic evocation of my council house childhood in Hebburn when showers were only seen on American films at the local Rex cinema or its ageing rival the Gem, on the other side of town, where the interval treat was a Kia Ora orange drink which tasted not of orange but orange-flavoured waxed carton.
During the interval we'd queue for Lyons Maid ice cream tubs with a wooden spoon or Kia Ora orange in plastic cartons.
El saludo maori Kia ora es un deseo de buena salud.