Te Reo Māori

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Te reo Māori (the Māori language) is one of the official languages of New Zealand and its only indigenous language. Te reo Māori is central to Māori culture, identity and forms part of the heritage of our country. Although a single common language exists throughout both the North and South Islands of New Zealand, there are at least six dialectal differences amongst iwi (Harlow, 2007).

 

Harlow, R. (2007). Māori: A linguistic introduction. Cambridge University Press.

Mihi Maker

Mihi Maker

This website allows you to code your own mini-game, using basic collision detection algorithms, and learn how to introduce yourself in te reo Māori.

Te reo Māori in classrooms: Current policy, future practice

Te reo Māori in classrooms: Current policy, future practice

This article is written for primary teachers who are not fluent in the Māori language (te reo Māori), about how and why te reo Māori can and should be used in the classroom. This article aims to help teachers understand the relevance of current policy documents, and to present useful guidelines on ways classroom practice can support the larger goals of the Ministry of Education, the government, and the nation as a whole, for ensuring a bright future for this beautiful indigenous language with which we have been entrusted.

Katuku Island

Katuku Island

The world has ended. You must now escape post-apocalyptic America. Make your way to the only uncontaminated Island in the world, Katuku. Build your own tribe and escape the crumbling city. Design Māori weapons, armoury and your own tribal Tattoo. Survive the turbulent ocean, the attack of other tribes, battle sea monsters and watch from above as swarms of angry Weta bombard your waka. Game to survive. Do literacy along the way and win bonus rewards! Enjoy extra time out gaming zones, build online Indigenous collaborations with other learners, and create your own Toa Pukenga - Online Traders store.

Ōpaki

Ōpaki

This series uses a range of language learning techniques, games, music and activities to teach te reo Māori.

Kupu

Kupu

Powered by Google technology and knowledge from the Te Aka Māori Dictionary, Kupu provides a new way to experience the language. It’s really easy to use – just take a photo of an everyday object (or upload your own) and see it translated in real time. You can save the translated image, share it or have another go.