Māori Language Information

This site provides authoritative information on the Māori language (te reo Māori) of Aotearoa/New Zealand.


Māori Language happenings in 2016

The Māori Language Act 2016 become law. This established the government appointed advisory group Te Mātāwai.

The most important book of 2016 is The Great War for New Zealand. The book is not about language. Its a history book that details Waikato Māori land confiscation. This sets the scene for subsequent loss of language, culture and other resources.


New in 2017

The Department of Conservation’s new Māori pronunciation app Te Kete Reo o Tāmaki Makaurau. Its not a true pronunciation app. Works better on a iPad, than an iPhone. The 5th edition of An Introduction to Sociolinguistics has been released.


Site Revamp

This site was recently updated using Bootstrap 3 to make everything mobile/tablet friendly. The new version went live on 9 January 2017. Some minor things still need to be corrected.




Site last updated 16 January 2017