Hello. Welcome to Te Whanake.

Tēnā koe. Nau mai ki Te Whanake.

Welcome to Te Whanake Animations. This series of online modules complements the four textbooks of the Te Whanake series for learning te reo Māori. For each module, you will find it an advantage if you have studied the relevant chapter in the particular textbook your are using. More information on the Te Whanake series can be found on the bilingual website http://www.tewhanake.maori.nz.

Each module begins with an animated movie, which you should watch and listen to carefully several times. You'll meet some new friends in these movies, Te Hererīpene, Mīria, Eruera, Tarati, Wiremu, Kiwa and little Neihana.

Nau mai ki Ngā Paki Waituhi o Te Whanake. He kōwae ēnei hei tautoko i ngā pukapuka matua e whā o Te Whanake hei ako i te reo Māori. Ka whai hua mehemea ka āta akona e koe ngā kōrero o te wāhanga o te pukapuka matua ā mua o te whakamahi i ēnei mahi. He kōrero anō mō Te Whanake kei te paetukutuku reo rua http://www.tewhanake.maori.nz.

Tīmataria ai ia kōwae ki te paki waituhi. Me āta mātakitaki, me āta whakarongo ki aua paki waituhi kia mārama ngā kōrero. Ka tūtaki koe ki ētahi hoa hou kei aua paki waituhi, arā, ki a Te Hererīpene rātou ko Mīria, ko Eruera, ko Tarati, ko Wiremu, ko Kiwa, ko Neihana.

You are able to add the Māori text and the English translation to the movies so that you can understand and learn the new language you are hearing. Each movie will introduce the new language of the module.

After watching and listening to the movie, you should try completing the activities and exercises, which are based on the language used in the movie and previous modules. You'll find these listed on the left of your screen.

Ka taea e koe ngā kōrero o ngā paki waituhi te pānui (me te whakapākehātanga anō hoki) kia mōhio ai koe ki ngā tikanga o ngā kupu hou ka rangona e koe. Ka rongo koe i ngā kōrero hou o te kōwae

Kia oti te paki waituhi i a koe te whakarongo me te mātakitaki, me whakamātau koe ki te whakaoti i ngā mahi e hāngai ana ki te paki waituhi. Kei te taha mauī o te mata o tō rorohiko, o tō taru paoho rānei, aua mahi

To get started, select the level you are at

Hei tīmatanga, whiriwhiria tō taumata

Get Started Tīmataria

Learning Resources

Rauemi ako

Along the top of your screen we have put links to resources you might find helpful at any point as you work through the modules. These include:

  • An online dictionary where you can look up words that are new to you to learn their meanings. Example sentences with translations help show how to use them.
  • Number practice for special tests that you can customize to help you learn numbers, phone numbers and money.
  • A discussion forum where you can meet others learning te reo Māori.

Kei te pae o runga o te mata o tō rorohiko, o tō taru paoho rānei, he hononga ki ngā rauemi hei āwhina i a koe i a koe e mahi ana. Koia nei ētahi:

  • He papakupu ā- ipurangi kia taea ai e koe ngā kupu hou me ngā tikanga te ako. He rārangi kōrero (me ngā whakapākehātanga) hei tauira anō hoki kei reira.
  • He whakamātautau motuhake hei ako i te tatau, i ngā nama waea me te moni.
  • He wānanga ipurangi kia taea ai e koutou ko ngā tāngata e ako ana i te reo te whakawhitiwhiti whakaaro mō te reo Māori.

There are also three other websites that will help your learning. You can access these from their icons below.

  • Tōku Reo – 300 half-hour TV episodes that complement the first textbook, Te Kākano.
  • Te Whanake TV – 13 half-hour TV episodes that complement the first textbook, Te Kākano, and the third textbook, Te Māhuri.
  • Podcasts – Activities for listening and speaking practice as listed in the four textbooks.

He paetukutuku anō hoki hei āwhina i a koe ki te ako i te reo nei.

  • Tōku Reo – E 300 ngā wāhanga, he hāwhe hāora te roa o ia wāhanga. Hei tautoko ēnei i ngā mahi o te pukapuka matua, o Te Kākano.
  • Te Whanake TV – 13 ngā wāhanga hei tautoko ēnei i ngā mahi o te pukapuka matua tuatahi, arā o Te Kākano, me te pukapuka tuatoru, arā, o Te Māhuri.
  • Rokiroki – Hei mahi whakarongo, tuhituhi hoki o ngā pukapuka matua e whā.
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