Te Wiki o Te Reo Māori (September 13 to 19) is a great opportunity to speak, hear and experience the Māori language.
Check out the Te Kupenga app
In February this year, Hawke’s Bay’s five councils launched a new app to help people improve their understanding of te reo Māori and tikanga Māori including waiata and karakia, as well as knowledge about Te Tiriti o Waitangi.
The name Te Kupenga comes from Te Kupenga-a-Te Huki, a celebrated ancestor of Ngāti Kahungunu, whose greatest achievement was to create unity through networking.
The app has such features as maps showing the different iwi across the country, tips on correct pronunciation, a list of karakia and waiata and other handy resources such as pepeha samples, mihimihi, whakatauki (proverbs) and greetings.
Not only are these written, simply tap on the screen and you can hear them being said to assist with pronunciation.
Download Te Kupenga from the App Store or Google Play Store and see what it’s all about.
A quick quiz. Answers on the back page.
10 September 2021
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