He hoa hokohoko taonga
He aha tō hiahia? He aha tāu e hoko mai ai ki a au?
Mai i te tīmatanga i te tauhokohoko te Māori me te Pākehā. Mā te tāpae atu i te kai, i te harakeke, i ētahi atu taonga hoki, ka whiwhi pea koe ki te kākahu, ki te ngutu pārera (pū) me te taputapu, hei utu. I whakakotahi ētahi Māori me ētahi Pākehā kia mahi tahi, he hoko harakeke, hoko rākau hoki ki tāwāhi te mahi.
Ka taunga haere te hunga tauhou ki te ao Māori — e tutuki ai ō hiahia, me mātua mōhio koe ko te mana me te tapu.
What do you need? What can you trade to get it?
From the start, Māori and Europeans were bartering. Offering food, flax, and other taonga (treasures) might get you clothing, muskets, and tools in exchange. Some Māori and Pākehā went into business together, selling flax and timber overseas.
Newcomers adapted to Māori culture — you had to understand concepts like mana (authority) and tapu (sacred) to succeed.