Meaning of haere ra in English:

haere ra

Pronunciation /ˈhʌɪreɪ ˌrɑː/


New Zealand
  • Goodbye.

    ‘hundreds gathered to say haere ra to the young Northland rugby player’
    • ‘Resisting the temptation to say "Haere ra", I tell them, "Kia ora."’
    • ‘To put it in Maori: "Haere ra, haere ra, haere ra."’
    • ‘Perhaps, collectively, New Zealand needs to learn how to say "Ni hao, huan ying, huan ying", as well as "Haere ra and thanks for the dough".’
    • ‘Well, Haere ra, Kiwis.’
    • ‘' HAERE RA MY BRO ': Private Michael Ross was farewelled by family, friends and his army colleagues at Papakura Anglican Church.’
    • ‘And I am grateful, as we say haere ra, that we will have Tania's support through the process of recruiting a new director and the time to find a replacement with the appropriate skills. "’
    • ‘It was with some considerable regret that we bade haere ra to them on Thursday night.’
    • ‘Now is the hour, so we say haere ra.’
    • ‘We've come to say haere ra.’
    • ‘Upon parting, Maori may say Haere ra.’


Late 19th century Maori, literally ‘go there’.