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Ao Māori: Reo Māori

A guide to resources relating to the world of Māori including Treaty of Waitangi

Reo Māori - Kōnae whakarongo - Text with sound files

Reo Māori - Kōnae ipurangi (Podcasts)

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Reo Māori - Tuhituhi (text-based)


Kōrero nehe - History

Create your pepeha

Pepeha is a formal structured way of introducing yourself within the Māori world by locating yourself according to important landmarks and the people you descend from.  Researching your own landmarks and descent profile so that you can develop your own profile. In order to foster whakawhanaungatanga – building connections.


Tuhi - Prepare your pepeha


Use these downloadable resources to get started on your pepeha.

#HonoChallenge pepeha template
#HonoChallenge pepeha cheatsheet

And gain further inspiration from Mariam and Hinemoa in the following videos.


Mariam Arif is a student with Te Wānanga o Aotearoa and teaches us how to do a mihi and pepeha for Non-Māori. She is learning te reo Māori and demonstrates not only a pepeha (2.43 mins) but starts with a greeting and finishes with a whakatauki (proverb)


Hinemoa Elder explains ‘How to structure your pepeha’ in preparation for meetings with key stakeholders. (2.44 mins)



Reo Māori - Audio and eBooks

Pukapuka Whakaahua - Picture Books

Papakupu - Dictionaries and phrasebooks