"He kōrero matua tō Ngāti Whātua Ōrākei nā Taiaha Hawke; Tamsin Hanly (Newton Central School); Ngā Kaumātua o te Marae o Ngāti Whātua Ōrākei; Ngāti Whātua Ōrākei Trust. Kia rere arorangi te kāhu pōkere ki ngā taumata tiketike".

Ko te whakapapa o te pūrākau

"The telling of Ngāti Whātua Ōrākei's history to a new generation in order to heal divided ideas of our history came a step closer with the launch of an interactive learning app this week."

The University of Auckland, Faculty of Education and Social Work

"It is vital for all New Zealanders to know these histories accurately to heal the nation."

Tamsin Hanly, Professional Teaching Fellow Te Puna Wānanga, Co-Author

He kōrero matua mō Ngāti Whātua Ōrākei

Nā Taiaha Hawke rāua ko Tamsin Hanly

Keen to learn more about Ngāti Whātua Ōrākei’s history prior to the signing of the Treaty of Waitangi? Take a look at this new app telling the story.

The app is an interactive digital storybook with synchronised text and audio in both te Reo Māori and English, with the reader able to switch between languages.

It is the latest in a series of te Reo Māori materials created through Te Aho Ngārahu, which focuses on developing localised stories into curriculum resources to support ākonga and kaiako. 

Resources for educators are available inside the app or can be downloaded from Rauemi Ngāti Whātua Ōrākei.

The app was blessed at a ceremony in Tāmaki Makaurau in February 2019.

  • Swipe-to-Read™
  • Touch-to-Hear™
  • Touch-to-Spell™
  • Record your narration
  • Colour in the illustrations
  • Multiple languages