He kōrero ka tuhia e te tangata mōna ake, māna ake. Ka whai wāhi atu ko āna mahi, ko ōna whakaaro, ko ōna kare ā-roto, ko ōna moemoeā.
A person's writing about themselves, for themselves. It includes their activities, their thoughts, opinions and ideas, their feelings, dreams and aspirations.
rā - day
taka - come around, as a date or period of time
rātaka - diary
whaiaro - self