"Love the app, building the courage to do the video"

Awhina Kawau on Twitter

"Love the pepeha app to guide me through the process of creating my own pepeha".

Ben Paris on Twitter

“#1miriona provides the opportunity to build an online audience that we, together with our partners, can take on a te reo Māori learning journey. It is consistent with our strategy to shift people from Zero to Passive to Active speakers of te reo Māori and aligns with the Government goal of having one million kiwis speaking some Māori by 2040.”

Larry Parr CEO Te Māngai Pāho

The Pepeha App

Nau mai, tahuti ma! Welcome to our Pepeha App, a tool to help you prepare your pepeha. It’s aimed at helping learners of te reo Māori to get started and build confidence to speak Māori.

We’ve created this Pepeha App as a part of #1miriona, a social media campaign to engage a million supporters of the Māori language with te reo Māori content that people like, create and share online.

A pepeha is a statement of identity. It’s a tribal saying and how Māori introduce themselves on the marae or in a Māori setting, yet it’s a formula that can be used by all people.

Some say pepeha can be seen as an ancient Global Positioning System (GPS) devised by our ancestors, linking us to significant landmarks that connect us to our tribal roots.

The Pepeha App will help you to construct your pepeha, assist you with pronunciation, and allow you to record and publish when you’re confident to share.

E ora ai te reo – whiua ki te ao. For the language to survive – share it with the world.

Mauri Ora! Nā Te Māngai Pāho.


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