|He could not come to school because he had cut his foot.
||Kihai ia i ahei te haere mai ki te kura, no te mea kua motu tona waewae.
|Why did you go to Tauranga? Because we had heard that our father was sick.
||He aha korua i haere ai ki Tauranga? He rongonga no maua kei te mate to maua papa.page 70
|I left off work because I was tired.
||I mutu ai taku mahi, he ngenge noku.
|They did not go over the mountain because there was too much snow.
||Kihai raua i haere na runga i [unclear: te] maunga i te nui o te huka.