We've gathered together a variety of interactive multimedia resources and information on Te Reo Māori, tikanga (customs), mātāpono me ngā kaingākau (principles and values), whakatauki (proverbs) and waiata (songs) to help you understand more about our unique and shared cultural heritage and to support your efforts in incorporating Te Reo Māori me ōna tikanga into your daily life.
Kia Mataara mobile app
This is our most comprehensive collection of resources that includes te reo pronunciation guides, waiata and karakia commonly used here at MIT, guidance on marae protocol, meeting tips, email greetings and sign-offs, help with your own pepeha and mihimihi, proverbs, and so much more. Audio is included for everything from song lyrics to Te Reo Māori and English explanations.
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Karakia (prayer) are the ritual chants of Māori and are an important part of Māori culture. Some are based around a Christian format, while others are more traditional or secular.
These karakia are recommended for use at MIT for things such as blessing meals and beginning and ending gatherings. MIT even has its own karakia based around our values - being real, showing manaakitanga, being connected and pursuing excellence.
Audio of most of these karakia is also available in the Kia Mataara app.
You can cycle through this collection of everyday phrases and local placenames to both read and hear the basics of pronouncing Te Reo Māori.
This album of songs was produced to provide a sampler of both less and very formal songs (ngā hīmene) used at important gatherings, to support speakers or for other occasions. Both audio and written lyrics are provided and the song files can even be downloaded for personal use while you learn them.