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Reo Māori resources

Resources aligned to te reo Māori curriculum guidelines

He Reo Tupu, He Reo Ora
This online multimedia resource contains eight units of work with complementary reomations (animations in te reo Māori) and videos on how the resource can be used and marae protocol. The primary audience is students in years 1–6.

Hei Waiata, Hei Whakakoakoa 
This resource contains audio of waiata that can be downloaded. Accompanying the waiata is a songbook with lyrics, song sheets, curriculum achievement objectives, and suggestions for activities. 

Ka Mau te Wehi
This is the online version of the multimedia resource, aimed at year 7 and 8 teachers and students of te reo Māori. The website includes unit and lesson plans, videos, student worksheets, waiata, print resources, professional development resources, and explanations of tikanga or protocol.

Te reo Māori lesson plans
A collection of teacher and student materials designed to support each of the eight levels of the Te Aho Arataki Marau mō te Ako i Te Reo Māori - Kura Auraki.

Te Whakaipurangi Rauemi
 An extensive range of teacher resources for English-medium schools that support Te Aho Arataki Marau mō te Ako i Te Reo Māori - Kura Auraki.

He Reo Kōmanawa: images to inspire teaching and learning te reo Māori
Resources to support and inspire teachers as they use Te Aho Arataki Marau mō te Ako i Te Reo Māori - Kura Auraki to design school and classroom curriculums that will meet the particular needs and talents of their students. 

Tōku Kōhanga Board Books Set
This set of 5 board books supports the teaching and learning of te reo Māori as a second language in years 1–6 and has been distributed to all primary and intermediate schools. Each set comes with teachers’ notes that are also available online. 

Ngā Kete Kōrero Books and Teacher Notes for English-Medium
This set contains three books Te Rā o Māmā, Tokohia ngā Tamariki, and Tōku Marae from the Ngā Kete Kōrero series, with teachers’ notes to support teaching and learning.

Other resources to support Māori language learning

Ako Panuku 
Browse a selection of current classroom resources available or register to contribute and share your resources with other teachers. This website provides Māori teachers in wharekura and English-medium secondary schools with access to useful educational information, resources, and professional development opportunities.

Ako
This is the online version of the TV series of Māori language classes, in te reo Māori, for intermediate level learners. To begin with, the viewers get a topic to watch and listen to. A language skill is then chosen (listening, reading, talking, writing), as a class activity. The website also contains worksheets for each series.

Te Whanake
Te Whanake is a set of textbooks, study guides, CDs, teachers' manuals, and a dictionary for learning and teaching Māori language. This website also provides access to a further range of associated free online resources for independent learning and interaction.

Māori Dictionaries 
Check out some of the online Māori dictionaries available. 
Māori Dictionary 
Ngata Dictionary 
A Dictionary of the Māori Language
Papakupu Pūtaiao  
Te Reo Pāngarau

Te Huinga Raukura flipbooks
Check out these fantastic online versions of the Te Huinga Raukura boxed sets of multimedia resources available on the Mātauranga Māori website. There are flipbooks with audio as well as teacher support material and student activities available to download as PDFs.

Kōrero Pāhekoheko – Interactive conversations
This is an interactive guide to speaking basic Māori. Use this section to learn how to pronounce Māori words and basic conversational phrases. First choose a topic, then start by studying the word list. After that, test yourself with the three simple quizzes.

Resources about tikanga and kaupapa Māori 

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Kia Mau: Waiata and Haka associated with the 28 Māori Battalion
This online version of the multimedia resource Kia Mau about waiata and haka associated with the 28th Māori Battalion is now available in English. This resource contains teachers’ notes and relevant videos that focus on levels 6–8 of social sciences with additional information on the achievement objectives from history.

Exploring Te Ao Kori and Te Ao Kori.
These are teacher-centred resources, one in te reo Māori and the other in English. Te ao kori (the world of movement) is a Māori celebration of life through movement and its many expressions.

Māori Myths, Legends and Contemporary Stories
A collection of stories in English and te reo Māori based on Māori oral traditions. Some are well known, and others are less familiar. The collection includes supporting teacher material and links to relevant websites.

Kokona Māori
Access Māori material on wickED through Kokona Māori, which includes Māori interactives, a section about tāngata rongonui or famous people, and Kokona Rauemi, which links to key online Māori resources.



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