Use these Maori web pages to support your classroom programs:
– Great for pronunciation/ place names etc..
A better understanding of Maori Culture
This term we are looking at consolidating our basic knowledge of Maori culture and Aotearoa (New Zealand).
Our major focus is to pronounce the main Maori place names in Aotearoa (New Zealand).
Te Upoko o te Ika – Welling ton Tamaki makaurau – Auckland Aotearoa – New Zealand
Te Ika a Maui – North Island Te Waipounamu – South Island Whakataane – Whakatane (Wairaka came from)
Te Reinga – Cape Reinga Turanga-nui-a-Kiwa – Gisborne Kirikiriroa – Hamilton
Rotorua-nui-a-Kahumamoe – Rotorua
Try first by breaking the words into small chunks.; Whakataane – Wha / ka/ ta/ a/ ne
One consonant with one vowel – never two vowel together when first trying to read the Maori word.
Say each part, then with practice and speed you will be able to pronounce the word correctly.
Kia kaha i te ako nga reo Maori – Try your best to learn Te Reo Maori.