“Vibrant, evocative artwork combined with sound and animation bring these traditional Māori stories to vivid life for today's youth. This is an exciting development for the comic book medium, and an innovative way to bring these important stories into the modern age.”

Ant Sang – Comic Book Artist & Designer

"I am a Chinese, always wanted to know a bit more about Maori culture and its history. This is very helpful on not only learn the story, but also the pronunciation of Maori."

Tony, Review on the App Store

“Your commitment to the kaupapa and achieving te reo Māori outcomes for your iwi Māori communities has been an awesome highlight for me during our working relationship. Tēnā rawa atu kōrua.“

Te Rangikaiwhiria Reiri, Te Taura Whiri i te Reo Māori

"Tēna koe Kiwa, he ātaahua ngā kōrero, rawe ngā pikitia, ngā oro, te katoa. I āhua ohorere noa au i te maheretanga mai o te kore, ko ngā kōrero mai, ko te pō, ko te kore, ko te ao. Heoi anō, ko tērā te kōrero a tōku whanau. Ka rawe rā te pūrakau. I kite ake au he pukapuka anō koutou, e hikaka ana au kit e pānui i ērā me te kite ake i ngā rerekētanga. Ngā mihi nui. "

Review on Google Play

Te Orokotīmatanga o te Ao

Traditional

Te Orokotīmatanga o te Ao is the first story in the series of Ngā Atua Māori – a sequence of graphic novellas that re-tell the traditional stories of Māori people in a contemporary format.

This story is about the creation of the universe. It begins with Io (The Acme or Supreme Being) and the infinite state of nothingness before you are transported through the ages and aeons to the time of Ranginui (Sky Father) and Papatūānuku (Earth Mother).

The graphic novella is entirely in te reo Māori and is able to be swapped out into English. It includes audio narration synchronised with text, traditional Māori instrumentation and visual effects.

The language resource was produced with the support of Mā te Reo and Te Taura Whiri i te Reo Māori to promote the use of te reo Māori in Aotearoa | New Zealand.

The full series is now FREE to download. You can access the first title here for iPhones and iPADs; and here for Android phones and tablets .

For video versions for use in classrooms you can download the complete playlist for the series in te Reo Māori or in English.

Features
  • Swipe-to-Read™
  • Touch-to-Hear™
  • Touch-to-Spell™
  • Character animation
  • Multiple languages