"Te Rarawa Anga Mua members worked tirelessly on the development of the app; from a story boarding hui, through story writing, consultation, illustration, graphic design, voice recording, testing with rangatahi, and quality assurance. A large part of this in lockdown!"

Kiri Reihana, Te Rarawa Anga Mua Trust

Kaitiakitanga I te Au Warawara

Te Rarawa Anga Mua Trust

Kaitiakitanga I te Au Warawara is an immersive app developed by Te Rarawa Anga Mua Trust.

The resource describes the history, current state and future of the Au Warawara, and is designed to stimulate the thinking and actions of tauira as kaitiaki of the Au Warawara.

It was produced through the Ministry’s Te Aho Ngārahu fund that creates innovative te reo Māori localised curriculum resources for the classroom in Māori medium and English medium education.

Te Rarawa Anga Mua have been given this opportunity to share their stories with their local ākonga, kaiako whānau and hapū iwi and the rest of New Zealand.

The key messages are how the environment sustains us and how we look after it determines how our future generations will be able to experience it, giving them a virtual glimpse of the future.

Interactivity has been used to create an immersive experience with an animated image-rich narrative and includes links to related Virtual Reality experiences.


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