wero(hia): to challenge (referring to traditional welcome to visitors), a challenge
I wero te toa i ngā manuhiri.
The warrior challenged the visitors.
- this is an example of an active sentence
He wero tērā nā ngā tāngata whenua.
That is a challenge from the people of the marae.
- this is an example of a classifying sentence
I ētahi wā ka werohia ngā manuhiri ki ngā pōwhiri.
Sometimes visitors will be challenged at welcoming ceremonies.
- this is an example of a passive sentence