Podcast with weekly episodes, discussing either kupu (words), iwi (tribes), stories or tikanga (customs and protocols).
Te Reo Māori
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.
Te Papa provides a free downloadable activity book to help children understand the significance of Waitangi Day, through maps, flags, word puzzles, drawings, and colouring in. This resource is suitable for primary-aged children. The activity book is available as a PDF in A4 and A5 size, in English and te reo Māori.
This article, from The Spinoff, provides a collection of links to online te reo Māori resources, such as social media accounts, podcasts, apps, and TV programmes and videos, to support your te reo learning journey.
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.
Te Aho Arataki Marau mō te Ako i Te Reo Māori / Curriculum Guidelines for Teaching and Learning Te Reo Māori
Te Aho Arataki Marau mō te Ako i Te Reo Māori – the Curriculum Guidelines for Teaching and Learning Te Reo Māori – assists all English-medium schools in Aotearoa-New Zealand to design a curriculum which includes te reo Māori.
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.
Te Reo Ūkaipō has been developed by parents, for parents through the support of 'Mā te Reo'. Te Reo Ūkaipō aims to help parents – with tamariki between the ages of 0 and 6 years – support the Māori language development of their kids.