Te Wiki o te Reo Māori 2021

Published: 14-Sep-2021

Te Wiki o te Reo Māori 2021: Māori language week 2021


This week is Te Wiki o Te Reo Māori, Māori Language Week!  Let's celebrate and learn Te Reo Māori together.
We will be sharing with you words, phrases and plenty of amazing learning resources throughout the week.

Maori language moment 2021

Resources

Ngā Rauemi ā-Ipurangi. Resources you can print and distribute for Te Wiki o te Reo Māori.  
https://www.tetaurawhiri.govt.nz/en/online-resources/

Māori Language Moment 2020 (Te Taura Whiri). Ideas for creating a Māori language moment in your community.  
https://www.tetaurawhiri.govt.nz/en/te-reo-maori/press-releases/maori-language-moment/

Te Kete Ipurangi. Ideas, stories and other resources to support learning te reo Māori in schools and at home.  
https://nzcurriculum.tki.org.nz/Curriculum-resources/National-events-and-the-NZC/Te-Wiki-o-te-Reo-Maori

Books

Māori Made Easy. Book and audiobook by Scotty Morrison. Great for practising out loud in the car!

Te reo Māori activity book – Te Papa. Download two free activity books for tamariki.  
https://www.tepapa.govt.nz/learn/for-educators/free-downloadable-activity-books/te-reo-maori-activity-book

Digital resources

Kupu

Māori dictionary with Māori-English and English- Māori translations. 
https://maoridictionary.co.nz/

Māori-English Bilingual Signage: A guide for best practice is a resource produced by Te Puni Kōkiri and Te Taura Whiri i te Reo Māori to increase and improve bilingual signage. 
https://www.tpk.govt.nz/en/whakamahia/te-reo-maori/tohureorua

A Māori phrase a day. Facebook group with videos and posts that showcase everyday Māori you can learn and speak every day. Inspired during the first Covid-19 lockdown.  
https://www.facebook.com/groups/263436354660573

100% Pure New Zealand. Learn simple Māori words and greetings. 
https://www.newzealand.com/nz/feature/maori-language/

Pepeha

Create your own pepeha to introduce yourself at hui, then print or save to your device. 
https://pepeha.nz/

Waiata

Hei Waiata, Hei Whakakoakoa. Download and listen to waiata tracks with lyrics and song sheets. 
https://tereomaori.tki.org.nz/Reo-Maori-resources/Hei-Waiata

Digital resources for whānau

E rere taku poi. Waiata and poi, produced by Whānau Āwhina Plunket.  
https://youtu.be/p5XoYtkySNA

Porowhita Māori shapes, produced by Whānau Āwhina Plunket. 
https://youtu.be/H_4_ubL8gAw

He aha tēnei? (What is this?). An interactive te reo Māori drag and drop game for kids and their whānau. 
https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=nz.co.papapa.heahatenei&hl=en_NZ&gl=US

Papatūānuku (our earth mother) is breathing. Words for reflection. Tamaki Makaurau (Visit Auckland) on YouTube. 
https://youtu.be/YKyekQ1njNQ

Te Reo Singalong series by Sharon Holt. Māori language resources and videos for tamariki and teachers. 
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCyqNWgjSw4_Qt5up0XI4m1A

Māori myths, legends and contemporary stories reflecting themes relevant to today’s world. 
https://eng.mataurangamaori.tki.org.nz/Rauemi-tautoko/Te-Reo-Maori/Nga-Pakiwaitara-Maori-me-nga-Purakau-Onaianei

Apps for Android and iOS

Download apps from the Google Play Store (Android) and App Store (Apple/iOS).

Kupu. Take a photo of an object to see its name in te reo Māori, with a recently added stories feature.  
https://kupu.co.nz/

Kiwa Digital apps for te reo, kawa and tikanga Māori developed for organisations and government departments. They are freely available for anyone to download and use. Here are some to start with:

  • Te Kete Ararau – Oranga Tamariki
  • Koi – Tertiary Education Commission
  • Āke Āke – Auckland City Council

He Kupu i Kore (Ministry of Education). Learn whānau pu, create sentences and build vocabulary.

12 Huia Birds. Interactive picture book app for children that brings to life the story of New Zealand's lost huia bird. 
https://www.nzonair.govt.nz/news/12-huia-birds/

History

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). Visit the Ngāi Tahu Atlas to see over 1,000 traditional place names in Te Waipounamu.  
https://www.kahurumanu.co.nz/

Network

Māori co-design network. 
https://ngaaho.maori.nz/page.php?m=187