"Welcome to Greater Wellington Regional Council's Māori cultural kete Te Kete Ara Matua. We've created this kit to be an effective resource to support you as you begin your journey to learn some important aspects of Māori culture".

Greater Wellington Regional Council

Te Kete Ara Matua

Kia ora! Nau mai, haere mai ki Te Kete Ara Matua.

Te Kete Ara Matua is an interactive learning resource for Greater Wellington Regional Council staff to support their day to day mahi (work).

The app includes information on the Council’s vision, key Māori concepts and values, te reo Māori (language), tikanga (custom) and waiata (songs) to help staff understand more about our unique and shared cultural heritage.

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).

A key feature allows staff to input their own personal information to create a customised pepeha.

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