“This app will be an important taonga for IoD staff, including our branch and facilitator networks. Increasing te reo literacy and building our internal understanding of te ao Māori is a fundamental layer of the IoD’s Te Kākano strategy. This strategy recognises the importance of diversity around the board table, and our commitment as an organisation to building cultural competence.”

IoD Chief Executive Kirsten (KP) Patterson

"Hautū has been received wonderfully well! Really great feedback. Thank you!"

IoD Chief Executive Kirsten (KP) Patterson

Institute of Directors – Hautū

Nau mai haere mai ki tēnei taupānga ahurea.

Welcome to the new Hautū cultural intelligence for the Institute of Directors.

We have developed a Māori cultural intelligence mobile app to support our staff and members on their journey with te ao Māori/the Māori world.

We called it Hautū, which means to lead or to guide. It is also the term used for the leaders in a waka that call the time to the paddlers to travel in the same direction.

Develop your literacy and confidence in te reo Māori with interactive tools to assist with pronunciation, common Māori greetings, guidance to learning your pepeha, and formal openings and closings for meetings.

The tool also provides a range of useful resources such as tikanga (customs and values), waiata (songs) and kupu (glossary) of key terminology.

  • Swipe-to-Read™
  • Touch-to-Hear™
  • Touch-to-Spell™
  • Multiple languages
  • Notes