Te Wiki o Te Reo Māori
Discover websites, library resources and more to help you engage with Te Wiki o Te Reo Māori this year.
> For Tamariki (Kids)
Take a pukapuka back to your whare and learn te reo with whānau
Everyone learns language differently. Find a method among these beauties to learn or improve te reo.
|Te Wiki o Te Reo Māori: This is the official Te Wiki o Te Reo Māori website. Discover information in te reo Māori and English about this important week - such as online language learning resources, posters, information about Te Wiki o Te Reo Māori events throughout the motu and more.|
|Te Kupu o Te Wiki: NZ Post, the Māori Language Commission and Māori Television bring you Te Kupu o Te Wiki - Word of The Week. Brent the Postie introduces 50 words over 50 weeks in short, fun videos suitable for all ages.|
Tōku Reo is a language learning show for complete beginners based on the Te Whanake language course created by Professor John Moorfield.
In every block of five episodes, viewers of Tōku Reo learn vocabulary based around a role-play as well as a small number of sentence structures. Segments on newly coined words from the Māori Language Commission, different tribal dialect, and homework from Professor John himself, complete the bundle of learning.
Tōku Reo combines kaumātua, rangatahi, learners and native speakers in the context of a beginners learning programme, providing a comprehensive Māori learning experience.
Kōrerorero conversations, is an interactive learning tool developed by AUT to teach te reo Māori through listening, repetition and learning vocabulary and phrases that can be easily introduced into real life situations.
Current lessons/vocabulary include: In the morning, flatmates, on the phone, a pub lunch, in the office, at the supermarket, heading home, and preparing dinner.
This free app is available for both iPhone and Android - and can be downloaded from the Google Play or Apple App stores.
Learn about the diversity and richness of the Māori world.
|Kā Huru Manu, The Ngāi Tahu Cultural Mapping Project, is dedicated to mapping the traditional place names and associated stories within the Ngāi Tahu rohe (tribal area). Here you can see over 1000 original Māori place names, kā ara tawhito (traditional travel routes) and the original Māori land allocations in the Ngāi Tahu takiwā. It includes searchable maps which provide a wealth of local history information about Te Waipounamu.|
|He Kākano Ahau is a winner in the 2020 Voyager Media Awards. Hosted by RNZ and supported by the NZ On Air Innovation Fund, this excellent podcast features writer and activist Kahu Kūtia (Tūhoe). Kahu sets out to find what connects us as Māori in the city. Her journey takes her between Tāmaki Makaurau, Ōtautahi, and Te Whanganui-ā-Tara. Whether it’s a journey through the (now destroyed) Tapu Te Ranga Marae, Manu Manu Kōrero regionals in Te Waipounamu, or interviews from the front line at Ihumātao, He Kākano Ahau reaffirms that Te Ao Māori is thriving within every single one of us.|
Ātea, a designated Māori perspectives section on The Spinoff news website, covers varied topics ranging from rongoā (New Zealand’s oldest medical practice), to contemporary Māori fashion design, as well as giving opinion on a wide variety of issues from a Māori perspective.
Te Papa has an incredible collection of both contemporary and historical information about Te Ao Māori. Collections include:
- Matariki: The Māori New Year
- Te Tiriti o Waitangi | The Treaty of Waitangi
- Māori kakahu (cloaks): When is a korowai not a korowai?
- Tāmoko: history, practice and meanings
... and much more.
By Margaret Kāwharu
The book provides snapshots of marae life, social customs, taonga (treasures), important places, sport and employment today, illustrating how Māori live in the present while remembering the past and honouring their ancestors.
By Witi Ihimaera
This book traces the history of the Māori people through their creation myths. Witi Ihimaera follows Tawhaki up the vines into the firmament, Hine-titama down into the land of the dead, Māui to the ends of the earth, and the giants and turehu who sailed across the ocean to our shores.
From Hawaiki to Aotearoa, the ancient navigators brought their myths, while looking to the stars - bright with gods, ancestors and stories - to guide the way.
By Brian Flintoff
If you're interested in Māori musical instruments, this book with CD is for you.
Taonga Pūoro: Singing Treasures comprehensively covers the world of Māori musical instruments, including a background to the tunes played on the instruments, and the families of natural sounds with which they are associated. It covers various types of instruments (such as flutes, gourds, wood and shell trumpets, and bullroarers) giving technical information along with that of the mythological and cultural context to which they belong.
This book includes texts of songs by Hirini Melbourne and a CD containing a sampler of Māori music, selected from previous recordings, many featuring Richard Nunns and Hirini Melbourne.
By Monique Fiso
This book ranges between history, tradition and tikanga. As well as Monique Fiso's personal journey of self-discovery, it tells the story of kai Māori, provides foraging and usage notes, an illustrated ingredient directory, and over 30 breathtaking recipes that give this ancient knowledge new life.
Hiakai won the 2021 Ockham New Zealand Book Award for Illustrated Non-Fiction.