"Te Kete Ararau will help staff understand more about our unique and shared cultural heritage and further express our Oranga Tamariki vision, purpose and values."

Oranga Tamariki

"Awesome to have all this information on the app. The app is brilliant. It's going to be really helpful."

Elizabeth Love

Oranga Tamariki – Te Kete Ararau

Kia ora! Nau mai, haere mai ki Te Kete Ararau.

This cultural standards resource tool was launched by New Zealand’s Minister for Children Hon Tracey Martin in November 2018 for Oranga Tamariki, Ministry for Children.

Te Kete Ararau will provide all staff, from managers to frontline workers, with access to valuable information and learning tools.

The resource has been designed to help generate a more meaningful understanding of the commitment Oranga Tamariki have to tamariki Māori and the importance of whakapapa and whanaungatanga.

The app includes information on the Oranga Tamariki cultural framework, key Māori concepts and values, key events and effects on Māori, te reo Māori (language), tikanga (custom) and waiata (songs).

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