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Te reo Māori goes global via language app called Drops
If you’re keen to learn a few words of Māori – or as much as 90% of the language, you may want to check out an Android and iOS app called Drops.
12 Feb 2019
Spark strengthen ties with Māori Language Commission
The two have signed a mahi tahi Memorandum of Understanding for Spark to continue providing digital support for the promotion of te reo Māori.
29 Nov 2018
Westpac introduces Waikato-Tainui language option to ATMs nationwide
“Normalising te reo through ATM interactions lifts the status and value of the language by bringing it into everyday use in our communities."
11 Sep 2017
Vodafone & Temuera Morrison help Google with te reo Maori pronunciation
"To improve pronunciation in Aotearoa is an important way we can play a part in preserving the taonga. It’s up to all of us now to put the mahi in."
08 Sep 2017
New app seeks to fill gap in Maori language resources
“Many New Zealand families here and overseas want to learn some te reo Māori especially for use with their young children..."
06 Apr 2017
Greens praised for stance on te reo Māori in schools
“Having the right number of teachers is critical to the success of this policy. Currently the demand for teachers of te reo Māori outstrips supply."
01 Feb 2017
Tech helping revitalise the Māori language
"The revitalisation of te Reo Māori has reached an exciting new phase, with technology enabling scale and reach beyond what’s been dreamed."
16 Nov 2016
Victoria University's Puna Māori language app tops
Victoria University’s Te Kura Māori-developed Māori language app, Puna, has taken out the top tertiary sector award at the Māori Language Awards.
10 Dec 2015
New Te Reo Maori app targets total beginners
Victoria University of Wellington’s Faculty of Education has released its second Te Reo Maori learning app, Puna.
16 Feb 2015
New reading app shares stories in te reo Māori
Kiwa Digital and the Māori Language Commission have launched a series of digital te reo Māori graphic novellas.
29 Jan 2015
New Maori language app to help Dunedin families speak te reo
Aki is a free Māori language vocabulary and phrase-learning app for iPhones and iPads that involves participants in an interactive game. Its aim is to develop Māori language skills.
14 Nov 2014
Centre steps up communication with Educa app in Te Reo Māori
The Educa app that enables communication of learning stories and updates between education centres and parents is now available in Te Reo Māori.
07 Aug 2014
Interactive app tells Māui’s story
A new bilingual app ‘Māui and His First Journey’ has just been launched that reinforces positive parenting, child development and brain development through interactive story telling.
25 Jul 2014
Technology brings te reo Māori to life
Technology is the key to reviving the development of te reo Māori, shows PhD research from Victoria University of Wellington.
15 May 2014
Story telling goes digital for Ngātiwai
Ngātiwai stories are being told through three interactive digital applications launched by the Ngātiwai Trust Board, with a further 11 digital resources planned as part of the project.
05 May 2014