Introduction

The words on the right can be used to translate the exact phrases. It is not necessary to consult about the use of these translations on signs. Do not attempt to combine translations. Seek advice if you need to do this or are translating words other than the exact English words used here.  Capitalisation follows the English capitalisation used.

If you change capitalisation in the English, change it also in the Māori – but be sure you change the equivalent word. Māori word order is not the same as English and in some cases the translation translates the concept, not the words.

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24 hour camera surveillance in operation

He kāmera e mahi ana i ngā wā katoa

Accessible Parking

Tūnga Waka, Ara Māmā

Accessible Toilet

Wharepaku, Ara Māmā

All visitors and contractors must sign in

Me mātua haina ngā manuhiri me ngā kaikirimana i te pukapuka

Amnesty Bin

Pouaka Wā Whakawhiu Kore

April

Paengawhāwhā/Āperira

Arriving Flights

Rererangi Tau Mai

Assembly point

Wāhi huihui

August

Hereturikōkā/Ākuhata

Automatic Teller Machine

Mīhini Moni

Baby Change

Rūma Tīni Kope

Baby Change and Unisex Toilet

Rūma Tīni Kope – Wharepaku Tāne/Wahine

Baggage area

Wāhi Tueke

Baggage check-in

Wāhi Whakataka Tueke

Baggage Claim

Wāhi Kerēme Tueke

Baggage Lockers

Kāpata Tueke

Bar

Pae Inuinu

Beauty salon

Whare Whakapai Āhua

Biological hazard

Pūmate  koiora

Board Room

Rūma Poari

Books and Magazines

Pukapuka, Moheni

Buses

Pahi

Cafeteria

Wharekai

Cashier

Kaitiaki Moni

CAUTION

KIA TŪPATO

Change Room

Rūma Tīni Kākahu

checkouts & services

wāhi utu, wāhi āwhina

Chief Executive                                  

Tumuaki

Clean up after yourself

Kaua e waiho mā tētahi e whakapai i muri i a koe

Cleaner

Kaiwhakapai Whare

Closed

Kāti

Coat Check

Iringa Koti

Coffee Shop

Toa Kawhe

Conference Room

Rūma Wānanga

Cover your food in the microwave

Uhia ō kai

Customer 2 hour parking only. All others towed away, vehicles parked at owners risk

Tūnga kaihoko mō te 2 hāora noa. Ka tōia ētahi atu, kei te rangatira te kawenga mō tōna waka

Customer parking only, vehicles parked at owners risk

Tūnga kaihoko anahe, kei te rangatira ngā kawenga mō tōna waka

Dangerous Goods

Taonga  whakamōrea

December

Hakihea/Tihema

Defibrillator

Pūrere manawataki (being checked)

Deputy Secretary             

Tumuaki Tuarā

Director                         

Kaiwhakahaere Matua

Disabled access

Ara māmā, hunga hauā

Disabled parking

Tūnga waka, hunga hauā

Do not put anything in front of this door

Kaua e waiho i tetahi mea ki mua i tēnei kūaha

Do not switch hot water Zip off

Kaua e whakaweto

Do your own dishes.

Māu anō e horoi i ō taputapu/rīhi

Don’t run

Kaua e oma

Drinking Fountain

Puna Wai

Drop Box

Pouaka Waihotanga

Ear protection must be worn

Ārai taringa

Emergency Exit

Putanga Whawhati Tata

Emergency Exit

Rerenga ahi

Emergency eyewash

Uwhimata ohotata

Emergency procedures

Tikanga mate whawhati tata

Enquiries

Pātai

Entrance

Tomokanga

Entry

Kūaha

Escalator - Up

Ararewa –Whakarunga

Escalator -Down

Ararewa –Whakararo

Escape route

Rerenga  whakaora

Exit

Putanga

February

Huitanguru/Pēpuere

Female Accessible Toilet

Wharepaku Wāhine, Ara Māmā

Female Toilet

Wharepaku Wāhine

FIRE EVACUATION ASSEMBLY POINT

WĀHI HUIHUI, RERENGA AHI

Fire Exit

Rerenga Ahi

Fire extinguisher

Poko ahi

Fire hose reel

Kōrere Wai Ahi

First Aid

Whakaora Whawhati Tata

First aid

Whakaora whawhati tata

First aid kit

Pouaka whakaora whawhati tata

Flammable

Pūkākā

FORKLIFT OPERATING

HE WAKA HIKIHIKI E MAHI ANA

Hazard

Pūmate

Hazardous substance

Matü whakamörea

Hearing loop

Wāhi hunga turi

Help Desk

Pae Āwhina

Honours board

Papa whakahōnore

If the photocopier stops working, do something about it or tell […], don’t just leave it

Mēnā kei te raruraru te pūrere tā, kimihia tētahi huarahi hei whakatika, whakamōhio atu i a [...] rānei, kaua e waiho noa

If you are the last to leave, please turn off the lights

Mēnā ko koe te tangata ka wehe i muri i ētahi atu, tineia ngā raiti

If you don’t eat your lunch, don’t leave it in the fridge.

Ki te kore koe e kai i ō kai, kaua e waiho noa ki te pouaka mātao

Information

Pārongo

Inward goods

Taonga e hou mai ana

January

Kohitātea/Hānuere

July

Hōngongoi/Hūrae

June

Pipiri/Hune

Keep closed

Me noho kia kati

Library

Whare pukapuka

Lift

Ararewa

Lifts

Ngā ararewa

Litter Disposal

Ipupara

Lost and Found

Paekura

Male Accessible Toilet

Wharepaku Tāne, Ara Māmā

Male Toilet

Wharepaku Tāne

Manager

Kaiwhakahaere

Māori, New Zealand Sign and English can be used in this office

Te Reo Māori, te Reo Rotarota Niu Tireni, te Reo Pākehā: ka taea i tēnei tari

March

Poutūterangi/Maehe

May

Haratua/Mei

Meeting Room

Rūma Hui

Meeting Zone

Wāhi Huihui

Men

Tāne

Men’s

Tāne

Monday - Friday

Rāhina - Rāmere

No Dogs

Kurī Kore

No Entry

Kaua e hou mai

No Smoking

Auahi Kore

November

Whiringa-ā-rangi/Noema

October

Whiringa-ā-nuku/Oketopa

Open 7 days 8.30am - 8pm

E tuwhera ana i te 7 rā, 8.30 i te ata - 8 i te ahiahi

Open Monday – Friday 8.30am – 5.00pm

E tuwhera ana Rāhina-Rāmere, 8.30 i te ata – 5.00 i te ahiahi

Open again on Monday 8.30am

E tuwhera ana anō ā te Rāhina, 8.30 i te ata

Parent & child

Mātua me te tamaiti

Parent and Child Toilets

Wharepaku Mātua/Tamariki

Parents Room

Rūma Mātua

Pharmacy

Whare Rongoā

Plant Room

Rūma Mīhini Whare

Please ring the bell

Ringihia koa te pere

Please take one

Haria tētahi

Please use handrail

Kia mau te ringa ki te rōau

Police

Pirihimana

Private

Tūmataiti

Pull

Kumea

Push

Peia

Queue here

Whakarārangi ki konei

Ramp

Rōnaki

Reception

Kiripaepae

Remain behind barrier

Noho ki muri i te ārai

Rental Cars

Motukā Rīhi

Resources

Rauemi

Restroom

Wharepaku

September

Mahuru/Hepetema

Shops

Toa

Shower

Tāuwhiuwhi

Sick Bay

Rūma Hunga Māuiui

Sliding Door

Kūaha Kōneke

Slippery Surface

Papa Mania

Smoke Stop Door

Kūaha Ārai Auahi

Smoking Room

Rūma Kaipaipa

Bikes

Paihikara

Staff Only

Kaimahi Anake

Staff parking only; all others towed away

Tūnga waka kaimahi anake; ka tōia ētahi atu

Stairs-Down

Arapiki – Whakararo

Stairs-Up

Arapiki – Whakarunga

Stairway

Pikitanga

Stationery

Hanga tuhituhi

Steps

Tepe

storage

Rokinga

Storeroom

Rokiroki

Switchgear

Papahiko

Taxi

Tekehī

Team Leader                    

Kaiārahi Matua

Team member of the month

Te tino kaimahi o te tīma mō te marama

Telephone

Waea

There is a defibrillator on floor X

 He pūrere manawataki kei te papa [nama]

Toilet

Wharepaku

Uneven Surface

Papa Pāhiwihiwi

Unisex Toilet

Wharepaku Tāne/Wāhine

Unisex Toilet Baby Change

Wharepaku Tāne/Wāhine – Rūma Tīni Kope

Use gloves when handling food

Whakamaua ngā karapu i a koe e whakarite kai ana

Use Handrail

Kia mau ki te rōau

Visitors’ book

Pukapuka manuhiri

Waiting Room

Rūma Tatari

Wash your hands

Horoia ō ringaringa

Wet Area

Wāhi Mākū

Wet Floors

Papa Mākū

Wi Fi area

Wāhi Wi Fi

Women

Wāhine

Women’s

Wāhine

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