“Treasury staff wanted something that could develop their skills in te reo Māori, tikanga (protocols), and Māori engagement – and the Puna Ako app delivers to that! Puna Ako is a wellspring of learning, that aims to make Treasury staff more confident and competent engaging in te ao Māori.”

Tu Sciasica – Māori Capability Advisor, The Treasury

Puna Ako

Welcome to Puna Ako – a well spring of learning Māori language and protocols.

This app has been developed for Treasury staff who are keen to increase their confidence and knowledge of te reo Māori and tikanga Māori – to assist them with their day-to-day mahi and their engagement with the Iwi and Māori organisations.

Interactive features within the app include pronunciation of Māori words, maps with Māori names and iwi groups, values (Ngā Mātāpono), and principles, 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