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Te Wiki O Te Reo Māori
Digital Māori dictionary partners with Dynamo6 to overhaul app
Upgrades to the app include new audio clips pronouncing 24,000 words in te reo Māori, as well as the ability to filter results by idioms, phrases, proverbs and loan words.
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UoA researchers work with Māori to evaulate online mental health platform
Researchers want to understand what encourages and prevents Māori from using an online platform to support mental health and wellbeing.
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Google
Spark launches version 2.0 of Maori language app
“The enhancements mean more teachers will be able to use Kupu as an educational tool and readily incorporate Te Reo Maori learning into their lessons with the use of smart technology something we know our tamariki have embraced.”
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Apps
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.
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Te reo māori
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.
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Cloud
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."
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Google
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."
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Apps
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..."
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Green Party
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."
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Kiwa Digital
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."
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Victoria University
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.
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Apple
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.
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Education
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.
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Apple
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.
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Apps
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.
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Apps
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.
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Victoria University
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.
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Apps
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.