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Kaikōhau means to express your hopes and desires. When you say it, you are welcoming all things that are good and wishing for them to be plentiful in times to come. ‘Hua’ (fruits) references all things that are good. This can be the food laid out in front of you, it can be your mahi (work), health, whānau and friends, and many other things in your life that you hope to be fruitful and abundant.

It’s great to say during Matariki celebrations as you prepare for the new year ahead, but it is not limited to only this time. It can be used in many other situations, as described above.

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