Māori Resources

Ara mai he tētēkura - Emerging pathways

Pīwaiwaka Preschool Programme

Te Rōpū Pīwaiwaka: session for Early Childhood groups; so named because of the nature of our native bird, the Fantail. The chirpy focussed Te Reo sounds, spoken and sung coupled with library craft experiences, capture and extend listening, singing, grammar and cognitive skills of the children, supported by the adults.

The sessions are 80% Te Reo, appropriate for the age of children supported by the staff from Ngā Kohangā and ECE centres.

  • Kaupapa (Theme): Set after consultations with Early Childhood Centres
  • Tikanga (Practices): In accordance with Mātauranga Maori
  • Kawa (Protocols): Sustained by Kohangā Reo standards
  • Sessions - school term Tuesday 10:30 to 11:30 am.

    Ma te pa ka taea te whakatipu te tamaiti - It takes a village to raise a child.

    Te Reo Anake, Te Reo Tuarua ranei – Total Te Reo or Bilingual Reo Readers



    Online Resources

    Watercolour by Rozel Pharazyn

    Kupu o te Ra
    Take the time to have a browse of our favourite Te Reo Māori website - its awesome!

    Māori Land Online
    Provides a snapshot of current ownership, trustee, memorial and block information for land that falls within the jurisdiction of the Māori Land Court, under Te Ture Whenua Māori Act 1993 and other legislation.

    Kōrero Māori
    Gateway for everyone who wants to speak the Māori language. For beginner to fluent speaker. Includes interactive conversations, cultural information and advice.

    Waitangi Tribunal
    Provides general information on the Treaty of Waitangi and the claims process.

    First peoples in Māori tradition
    Among Māori tribes there are many oral traditions about ancient peoples and gods who inhabited New Zealand from the beginning of time.