Te Reo Māori


Treaty of Waitangi

  • Waitangi 175 As 2015 will mark 175 years since the signing of the Treaty of Waitangi, this TKI website has been set up with projects, teaching resources and links.
  • TREATY 2 U tells the story of New Zealand’s founding document: the Treaty of Waitangi.
  • Te Ara: The Encyclopedia of New Zealand provides a good background and images on the treaty.
  • NZ History provides information on the treaty, Waitangi Day and a timeline of events.




Māori Days and Months
I always have both English and Māori dates on the class whiteboard to encourage the use of daily Māori language. Below are the days and months for your reference.
Rāhina
Monday
Rātū
Tuesday
Rāapa
Wednesday
Rāpare
Thursday
Rāmere
Friday
Rāhoroi
Saturday
Rātapu
Sunday

Kohi-tātea
January
Hui-tanguru
February
Poutū-te-rangi
March
Paenga-whāwhā
April
Haratua
May
Pipiri
June
Hōngongoi
July
Here-turi-kōkā
August
Mahuru
September
Whiringa-ā-nuku
October
Whiringa-ā-rangi
November
Hakihea
December



Māori Online Resources




How to set up Māori macrons on your keyboard

Instructions to enable typing with Māori macrons on you computer for a range of operating systems are available at: Typing Māori easily / Te māmā hoki o te patopato
* or for PC http://kupu.maori.nz/macrons/keyboard-setup
* for Mac OS X (10.6 Snow Leopard).
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By using and typing Māori words correctly in digital form you are demonstrating a key indicator of the Registered Teachers Criteria:
Professional relationships and professional values
Criteria 3: demonstrate commitment to bicultural partnership in Aotearoa New Zealand.
i. demonstrate respect for the heritages, languages and cultures of both partners to the Treaty of Waitangi.