Āke Āke app

An educational resource to learn about basic tikanga (Māori customary practices or behaviours) and te reo Māori.

Āke Āke By Kiwa Digital
  • Pronunciation of Māori words
  • Maps with Māori names and iwi groups
  • Values (Ngā Mātāpono), and principles
  • Mihimihi/pepeha (introductions)
  • Ngā mihi (greetings), poroporoaki (farewells), whakataukī (proverbs) and waiata (songs)
  • Create customised pepeha

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Āke Āke app is an interactive, user-friendly guide to Māori tikanga (customs and traditions). Āke Āke enables you to understand the pōwhiri process, get to know the layout of a marae and learn the meaning behind well-known waiata. The app also includes an easy-to-use audio feature to help you with your pronunciation. You can write your own mihi, a formal introduction in te reo Māori, by entering your details.

The app was launched by Waitematā and Auckland District Health Boards to support staff by enhancing the desire to manaaki (care for) and work effectively with all people, including Māori. 

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Review details

Date of review: July 2020
Platform reviewed: Android
Version: 2.2
Download size: 34 MB

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