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Māori Cultural Education: Te Reo Māori and Tikanga Māori for the beginner



Search across a range of Library resources, including

Of interest for the beginner

Language Fun

Online Resources

For your own language learning

Te Whanake online  

Online resource that supports Te Kākano required text across Education papers.

For teaching and lesson planning

Te Kete Ipurangi Resources   

TKI provides a rich selection of online resources and tools to support te reo Māori and tikanga Māori including online discussion groups, blog posts, school stories, case studies, learning modules, videos, and interactives.

 Te Whakaipurangi Rauemi

Resources for teachers effective in promoting language learning and to support Te Aho Arataki Marau mō te Ako i Te Reo Māori - Kura Auraki and Te Reo Māori in the Māori language curriculum.  The resources can be used in both Mainstream and Kura Kaupapa classroom environments.

 Te reo Maori in English medium schools

Reo Māori Resources developed to meet requirements outlined in the New Zealand Curriculum. (Mainstream)

Helpful Print Resources

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Māori Online Dictionaries

Local Resources

 Christchurch City Libraries: Tī Kōuka whenua

Local Māori history database.  Searchable by map or index.  May be helpful for local Maori, local history or geographic enquiries/assignment questions.

 Christchurch City Libraries: Māori Zone

Maori resources spanning a variety of topic areas. 

 Te Runanga o Ngai Tahu : Destination Reo @ Ngāi Tahu

Ngāi Tahu have a language revitalisation strategy of having one thousand homes speaking Ngāi Tahu reo in the home as a first language by 2025.  To date more than 1500 Kai Tahu whānau are registered with the programme this website has resources to support the delivery of Kotahi Mano Kaika.