“It can be daunting to attend a powhiri or step on to a marae if you don’t know the customs or protocols. This app is a tool that can assist our capacity to work with iwi Māori more confidently. Our staff can now be prepared in any situation and I can recommend this app to others outside the council.”
Vaughan Payne CEO Waikato Regional Council
"Loving this. Well done WRC... it's a fantastic concept."
"Wow!! Just downloaded this APP and this is awesome!! We work closely with external organisations who are constantly needing this type of Awhi & I will definitely be getting them to download this app. Ka nui te mihi atu Kia kooutou,"
"I have installed this on my phone. Easy to use. Great for a learning and reference tool."
Kawe Kōrero, meaning to ‘spread the word’, is an initiative resulting from the Waikato Regional Council’s Māori partnership approach.
Te reo and tikanga experts have been closely involved in the development of the app which teaches basic speech in Māori, with helpful audio to assist with pronunciation.
It prepares users to attend hui or step on to a marae, teaching them what to expect, how to behave and how to contribute.
The app has specifically been developed to help staff, councillors and other councils to effectively communicate in partnerships with iwi and Māori. It is also available to the general public.
Check out Kawe Kōrero in action.
- Record your narration
- Multiple languages