"“Auckland Council is shifting its learning and development approach to digital technology to improve how we engage with Māori throughout the Auckland region. Kiwa Digital had to consider our unique business and find solutions to overcome the challenges around applying technology. In response they have developed Kete Kōrero that can operate on iOS, Android and Microsoft platforms.”"

Johnnie Freeland, Māori Strategy and Relations, Auckland Council.

Auckland Council – Kete Kōrero

UPDATE: now features improved language learning with phonetic spelling, enhanced pepeha features, immersive map with sites of significance, improved user experience.

Kete Kōrero is an educational resource for Auckland Council staff to learn about basic te reo Maori and protocol to support their day to day mahi (work).

Interactive features within the app include pronunciation of Māori words, maps with Māori names and iwi groups, values and principles, mihimihi/pepeha (introductions), ngā mihi (greetings), poroporoaki (farewells), whakataukī (proverbs), and waiata (songs).

One of the app’s key features is that it allows staff to input their own personal information to create a customised pepeha.

Auckland Council staff will find this resource particularly helpful when leading, or being part of discussions that involve the local Māori community.

The app is free to download  for iPhones and iPADs; for Android phones and tablets; and for Windows mobile devices.

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