Pātaka is an educational resource for Stats NZ staff and whānau to help them begin their journey to learn some important aspects of te reo Māori me ōna tikanga.

The app includes information on te reo Māori (the Māori language), tikanga (customs), mātāpono me ngā ūaratanga (principles and values), whakataukī (proverbs) and waiata (songs), to help staff understand more about our unique and shared cultural heritage.

Pātaka will assist staff to build confidence, knowledge and capability to work effectively with Māori in their role.

Stats NZ is on a journey from being a traditional official statistics organisation to one focused on unleashing the power of data to change lives and recognises the unique status of Māori and the importance of building mutually beneficial relationships.

It seeks to work in partnership with Māori to steward data for and about Māori as part of its Treaty of Waitangi obligations with the Crown.

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

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