Celebrating Maori Language Week 2022

Toku Reo Toku Hari! Toku Reo Toku Mana! My language makes me happy! My language is who I am! read more

Ngā mihi mo te Matariki

Matariki – the Maori New Year began on 6 June For more information please refer to the following link: http://www.mch.govt.nz/nz-identity-heritage/matariki read more

On June 7th, 2016, posted in: Language Learning, Maori Language Week, Te Reo Māori by

New resource for Maori Language Week 2014

He Pukapuka Mō Ngā Wāhi Māori Aotearoa Travel Diary Celebrate Maori Language Week 2014 by expanding your knowledge of place names in Te Reo Māori. Aotearoa Travel Diary takes you on a journey to discover the Maori legends behind the names of 30 places of interest around New Zealand. An interactive feature allows you to […] read more

The Joy of Learning Te Reo

That little smile of acknowledgement from a native speaker is often all that it takes to reinforce the joy of learning a language. And, this can happen at the most unexpected of occasions. Having never visited Kohimarama in Auckland, I only knew how to pronounce the place name from my study of Te Reo. I […] read more

Ideas & Resources for Māori Language Week

Māori Language Week 2013 Games and Resources He Papa-Whakataetae mō Ngā Wāhi Māori: Aotearoa Road Trip Take your students, co-workers or family on a road trip around Aotearoa. On the journey they will learn to recognise and name twenty well known Aotearoa / New Zealand towns and cities in Te Reo Māori. Aotearoa Road Trip Board […] read more

The Secret to Pronouncing Māori Place Names

"…it is my endeavour to add a little more light in order that this vexed question of (Maori) pronunciation may be overcome." wrote Henry Apatari in 1912. "Needless to say the secret of it all depends entirely on... read more

Pronunciation of Maori Names – a lesson from 1898

Pronunciation of Maori Names – a lesson from 1898

In 1898 a paper was read to the Hawera branch of the Teachers' Institute urging that Maori pronunciation should be systematically taught in public schools. Over 100 years later, can we take up the lessons from the past? read more

How to Pronounce Maori Place Names

How to Pronounce Maori Place Names

Māori Language Week 2013 may not be until the first week of July, but for the team at Buratino Productions it started about two months ago with the plan to develop a new game inspired by this year’s Māori Language Week theme: Ngā Ingoa Māori – Māori names. We officially launched our newest product: He […] read more

On May 20th, 2013, posted in: Maori Language Week by

New Resources for Māori Language Week 2013

New Resources for Māori Language Week 2013

How are your plans going for Maori Language Week 2013? This year’s theme is one every New Zealander can relate too: Ngā Ingoa Māori or Maori Names. New Resource, Game and Quiz: Aotearoa Road Trip We are into our third print run on our new board game specially designed for Maori Language Week 2013. No […] read more

Māori Language Week 2013: Ngā Ingoa Māori

Monday 1st July – Sunday 7th July School Week 9, Term 2 This year the theme is one all New Zealanders can relate to: Ngā Ingoa Māori – Māori names. I am really looking forward to making a concentrated effort to hone my pronunciation of Māori place names – I’ve got over 40 years of mispronunciation […] read more

On March 5th, 2013, posted in: Maori Language Week by