Nau mai, Haere mai ki te pae tukutuku rauemi reo Māori!

Welcome to our webpage for te reo Māori resources.

You will find all sorts of taonga (treasures) to help you make te reo Māori part of your every day life. On the first of each month there will be new content on this page that relates to the kaupapa (theme) of the month on the Maungaharuru-Tangitū Trust maramataka (calendar). So check it out regularly!

KIRIHIMETE - Kua tinga te ngārara!

Kirihimete – Christmas

Click on the links below for some Kirihimete related resources:

Waiata Kirihimete – Christmas Music

Click on the links below for some waiata Kirihimete:

Ko ngā mihi ki ngā ringawera – Ways to thank the cooks

When we come together to share kai at Christmas and other celebrations, we can express our gratitude to the ringawera in te reo Māori. This is a lovely way to show our aroha and appreciation. Click on the links below for some helpful resources:

HĀKINAKINA - language relating to sports and encouraging your team

Nga-Rerenga-Korero-Flashcards

Words and phrases to encourage your team

Sport is something that brings people together as players and supporters. Using kīwaha (colloquial phrases or slang) can be an easy way to support your team. Click on the links below for some helpful resources:

Posters and Cards

Apps on Google Play (language for encouraging your team and language specific to sports)

Apps on App Store for iPhone

NGĀ MAHI O IA RĀ - te reo Māori for everyday use

Kei-Roto_Booklet

Ngā mahi o ia ata (morning routine)

The routine of getting ready in the morning is an ideal time to build a habit of using te reo Māori. Click on the links below for some helpful resources:

Waiata

Booklets

  • ‘Kei roto i te Whare’ has heaps of useful phrases for waking up in the morning, feeding your baby, travelling in the car, looking fter sick children, instructions, playing word games, praising and scolding, bedtine and more.
  • ‘Te Reo i te Kāinga’, pages 10-11, has language you can use with tamariki

Poster

Book

Kākahu (clothing)

For a list of kupu (words) relating to kākahu (clothing), click here.

HANGARAU - Technology to help you use and learn te reo Māori

Hangarau (technology)

It’s useful to learn and use the kupu Māori for hangarau. Click on the links below for some helpful resources:

Taupānga (apps)

One way to increase our exposure to te reo Māori is through the use of technology. There are lots of apps you can check out:

Whakarongo (listen)

There are lots of resources we can listen to:

Mātakitaki (watch)

Another entertaining way to increase our exposure to te reo Māori is through watching TV and videos:

KŌRERO KI A PĒPI - Language with baby

Tinana (body)

It’s useful to learn and use the kupu Māori for parts of the tinana. Click on the links below for some helpful resources:

Kōrero ki a pēpi / Language with baby

Waiata

Check out the links below for waiata to listen to / sing with tamariki:

Kēmu

Below are some fun kēmu (games) you can play with tamariki in te reo Māori:

MATARIKI & NGĀ MIHI - Greetings for special occasions

Photo courtesy of Piripi Smith, Ātea a Rangi Educational Trust, www.atea.nz

Celebrate Matariki

There are lots of ways to celebrate Matariki.

  • In Hawke’s Bay we have Ātea a Rangi, the star compass at Waitangi Regional Park, Awatoto, Napier. For more info on events run by Ātea a Rangi Trust, see their website and Facebook pages.
  • Ngāti Kahungunu also run events, see their website here.
  • There is an event at the MTG Museum in Napier on 21 July 2019.

Matariki

There are lots of great resources for Matariki, click on the blue links below for:

Ngā Mihi – Greetings for special occasions

You can write greetings in te reo Māori in cards, Facebook posts, texts etc. For some great ways to mihi for all sorts of occasions, such as birthdays, weddings, Mother’s / Father’s day, births etc  check out this link.

There are some awesome te reo Māori greeting cards you can buy from