Kimihia is an interactive learning resource for Ministry of Social Development staff to strengthen skills, knowledge and abilities in Te Ao Māori.

The app includes information on the Ministry’s Strategic Direction – Te Pae Tawhiti – Our Future, MSD’s Māori Strategy – Te Pae Tata, key Māori concepts and values, te reo Māori (language), tikanga (custom) and waiata (songs).

It is designed to help staff understand more about our unique and shared cultural heritage and further express our MSD vision and purpose.

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

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