"We are extremely excited to share with you the first Te Ope Whakaora te reo Māori app. Te Kākano (the seedling) has been created as an effective rallying point for you to begin your journey to learn important aspects of Māori culture anytime, anywhere."

Amiria Te Whiu, Co-Chairperson | Te Runanganui Salvation Army Aotearoa

"It's an amazing app - creative, innovative, easy to use! There is an incredible range of resources available to help you on your journey; from pronunciation to waiata, to pepeha and information around tikanga and practices. We've loved engaging with it so far!"

Te Manatū Māori o Te Ope Whakaora o Aotearoa

Te Kākano

Nau mai, haere mai ki Te Kākano.

Welcome to our Māori cultural app Te Kākano.

Under the guidance of Te Runanga this app is designed to further advance The Salvation Army’s mission of  “Caring for People, transforming lives and reforming society by God’s power.”

Te Kākano is a tool that will help you gain confidence and assist you to learn some fundamental aspects of te reo Māori (the Māori language), tikanga (customs), mātāpono me ngā kaingākau (principles and values), karakia (prayer/incantation, spiritual observation) and waiata (songs).

We wish you all the best for your learning kia kaha koutou katoa!

Whakatau mai rā ki te Te Kākano!

  • Swipe-to-Read™
  • Touch-to-Hear™
  • Touch-to-Spell™
  • Multiple languages