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Mihimihi (greetings)

Ōkawa (formal)

Tēnā koe (Name)Dear (Name) greeting one person / thankyou
Tēnā kōrua / koutou / tātouGreeting two / three or more people / us all. Don't insert the names
Tēnā koutou i tēnei ata / ahiahi / pōGood morning / afternoon / evening - said to three or more people
Tēnā koutou katoaSalutations to you all
Tēnā tātou katoaSalutations to each and all of us
Ata / rā / ahiahi / pō mārieGood morning / day / afternoon / night
Ngā mihi o te ata / rā / ahiahi / pōGood morning / day / night (greetings of the morning / day / afternoon / night)
Mōata rauGood morning (a more traditional greeting)
E te tī e te tāGreetings everyone and everyone else

Ōpaki (informal)

Kia ora can mean hello, good morning, good afternoon and thank you

Kia oraHello any number of people
Kia ora kōrua/koutouHello to two/three or more people
MōrenaGood morning
Nau mai haere maiWelcome
Piki mai, kake maiCome up, come up

Ērā atu (other)

Ngā mihiGreetings, Thank you
Ngā mihi nuiThank you very much
Ngā mihi maiohaThank you with appreciation
Aroha maiSorry, I'm sorry, my apologies
Kia manahau!Enjoy!
Ka mau te wehi!Awesome! Fantastic!
Mere KirihimeteMerry Christmas
Tēnā rawa atu koeThankyou very much
Whai i te rā nuifind greatness in the day

Poroaki (farewells, signoffs)

Informal

Ka kite anōSee you again; next time
Ka kite anō i a koe/kōrua/koutou āpōpōSee you all again tomorrow
Mā te wāBye for now; see you later; until then
Hei te wā tītokiGoodbye, I'll see you sometime in the future
Haere tū atu, hoki tū maiGo well and return in good health, have a safe trip
Noho ora maiStay well, look after yourself, good bye
Noho ora mai rāFarewell (I leave you in good health)
Kia ora maiGo well

Formal

E noho rāGoodbye to those staying
Hei konei rāFarewell; see you here later, said to those staying
 
Haere rāGoodbye to those leaving
Hei konāFarewell, see you there later, said to those leaving
Hei konā maiGoodbye for now, to someone who is leaving
 
Kia pai to rā / pōHave a good day / night
Kia pai tō kōrua rāHave a nice day (two people)
Kia pai tō koutou rāHave a nice day (three or more people)
Kia pai tō rā whakatāHave a great weekend!
 
From, by
Nāku, nāYours faithfully
Nāku iti noa, nāYours sincerely
Ngā mihiKind regards or thank you
Ngā mihi nuiKind regards (with more emphasis on gratitude)
 
MaurioraGood health
 
Kei te pēhea koe/kōrua/koutou?How are you/two/three or more?
E pēwhea ana koe/Kōrua/koutou?How are you/two/three or more?
Kei te pai ahauI'm well
Kei te tino pai iaShe/he is very well

References

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