“Te Pou Herenga is a very powerful and useful tool for Board members. As Board members we want to be able to “walk the talk” in our commitment to and interaction with the Māori economy. However we aren’t living and breathing this everyday, so combined with our Kia Mia program it enables us to both understand and stay confident with our interaction with Māori, including our own pepeha, our Waiata, and our own haka. I know Board members regularly use it - Tu whitia hopo- feel the fear, then do it anyway!!!”

Sue Suckling, Chair, Callaghan Innovation

Te Pou Herenga

karanga mai, karanga mai, karanga mai rā!! (The call goes out)

This bi-lingual mobile app developed for New Zealand government agency Callaghan Innovation includes key Māori values, concepts and protocols that allow users to improve their knowledge and understanding of Te Ao Māori (The Māori world).

Interactive features include pronunciation, maps with Māori names and tribal groups, values and principles, mihimihi, pepeha, whakataukī / proverbs, greetings, farewells, waiata, and the organisation’s own haka.

The app brings Te Ao Māori into business and government in a fun, helpful way.

Te Pou Herenga is free to download  for iPhones and iPADs; and for Android phones and tablets .


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