Grow your reo! / by Cait


Whāia te iti kahurangi, ki te tūohu koe me he maunga teitei

Make te reo Māori a priority in your home this year with our selection of learning resources.


For adult learners

Scotty Morrison’s Māori Made Easy makes good on it’s promise. Clear, concise explanations spread over 30 weekly lesson plans, with helpful audio tracks available online. Scotty’s Raupō Phrasebook is another invaluable tool.

Tikanga Mā ori is an important companion to your language learning. Hirini Moko Mead’s Tikanga Māori provides an accessible guide to the customs and values of Māori, from tangihanga to mana whenua and beyond.


For young learners

Reading old favourites in a new language is an excellent place to start. We love Kei Reira Ngā WeriweriTe Anuhe Tino Hiakai and Te Tanguruhau. Which titles do you recognise?

When your young learner is ready for a new challenge, Huia offers stunning early readers in both English and te reo Māori. Te Kaihanga Māpere (The Marble Maker) and Tuna Rāua Ko Hiriwa are two of the best children’s books we saw in 2016.


For babies and toddlers

Reo Pēpi is the brainchild of two Dunedin māmā wanting to enable their tamariki in te reo from the earliest age. Their beautifully illustrated board books cover simple and essential language such as animals, colours and clothing. The Tahi and Rua collections are available as a boxed set as well as individual editions

We’re also big fans of Kura Pō at Unitec Owairaka Campus. It’s fun, and it’s free! Ka rawe!