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Te Wiki o te Reo Māori

Monday 12/09/2022

Does anyone really need reminding that te reo Māori is both a taonga and a national language of Aotearoa? September 12-18 is indeed te wiki o te reo Māori, so if you or your friends and whānau haven’t committed to improving your reo yet... Karawhiua! Give it heaps.

There are a range of Māori language apps, here are just a few:

Kupu uses the camera in your phone to instantly translate objects int te reo Māori. 

Kōrerorero is an interactive learning tool developed to teach te reo Māori through listening, repetition and learning vocabulary and phrases that can be easily introduced into real life situations.

Drops teaches practical vocabulary is bound to your memories through beautiful graphics and quick mini-games.

And other ways to improve your reo...

Māori language courses are in hot demand across the country, and many can be done online. You can find a heap of suggestions at, but if study isn’t the best option for you your local library has great resources for all ages and stages, and you can always check out Whakaata Māori for a wonderful range of comedy, drama, documentaries and kids’ programmes for both beginners, fluent speakers, and everyone in between.

Taringa is a bilingual podcast produced by Te Wānanga o Aotearoa, cover a range of concepts within te reo and tikanga Māori. Taringa airs on 104.6 Planet FM every Friday at 3.50pm.

Visit Te Taura Whiri i te Reo Māori/ the Māori Language Commission for a range of resources and activities and remember: the only way to improve your skills is through practice, so don’t be shy…

 Kaua e Whakamā! Kia Kaha!

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