Te Wiki o Te Reo Maaori Bundle

Flags, banners, pennants whatever you call them, I am hooked on them!
As a resource they are a good way to introduce your new kupu.

For example the weather flags have a picture of the weather type and the word. The task of colouring them in is a simple one, once completed and strung up with the others they become a reference. They are just as effective as a reinforcement for words previously covered.

Included in the resource:

Weather-Te Huarere

Curriculum Guidelines for Teaching and Learning Te Reo Māori in English-medium Schools: Years 1-13.

  • He aha te āhua o te rangi? -What’s the weather like?
  • Kei te pēhea te āhua o te rangi? -What’s the weather like?
  • Kapua-cloud
  • Hukarere-snow
  • Āniwaniwa-rainbow
  • Ua-rain
  • Uira-lightning
  • Hau-wind
  • Āwhā-storm
  • Paki-fine
  • Makariri-cold
  • Wera-hot
  • Mākū-wet

Te Whenua
The whenua flags only have the kupu on them. Most of the words are components of Aotearoa place names. This allows learners to either illustrate the word or write some examples of place names or both!
Aotearoa-Ngā Tāonga-are cultural items. These would work well to begin  an inquiry on technology or early New Zealand life.
Te Whenua

  • Whenua-land
  • Motu-island
  • Horowai-waterfall
  • Ngahere-forest
  • Awa-river
  • Roto-lake
  • Moana-sea
  • Manga-stream
  • Puke-hill
  • Ara-path
  • Rangi-sky
  • Papatūānuku-earth mother
  • Wai-water
  • Whanga-harbour
  • Puna- water spring
  • One-sand/earth
  • Mata-headland
  • Maunga-mountain



Curriculum Guidelines for Teaching and Learning Te Reo Māori in English-medium Schools: Years 1-13.

  • Kei hea te taniwha? -Where is the taniwha??
  • Kei (location) i te (object)? -What’s the weather like?
  • Roto-in
  • Waho-out
  • Runga-above/up
  • Raro below/down
  • Mua-in front of
  • Muri-behind
Ngā Taonga-NZ Cultural Treasures
  • Wharenui-meeting house
  • Nguru-flute
  • Pūtōrino-flute
  • Heru-combs
  • Kahu kiwi-kiwi cloak
  • Wakahuia-treasure box
  • Hue-gourds
  • Poi
  • Matau-fish hook
  • Huruhuru huia-huia feather
  • Taonga tuku iho-treasures passed down
  • Piupiu
  • Tiki
  • Kete-kit
  • Harakeke-flax
  • Waka-canoe/hoe-paddle
  • Taiaha-spear



10 Whakataukī
The whakataukī are:
**Although small it is precious
**The bird that partakes in the miro owns the bush, the bird that partakes in knowledge owns the world
**The world is yours
**A person with narrow vision has restricted horizon
**If you pluck out the centre shoot of the flax where will the bellbird sit?
**The food of chiefs is dialogue
**Hold fast to faith, hope and love
**With my food basket and your food basket the people will be nourished
**Let me soar to the heavens so that I may reach my potential
**Only a small thing, given with love
The whakataukī have been carefully selected as they relate to growth mindset and values.
These are a print and go resource which means they require little preparation for the teacher 🙂 with a huge reward when they are completed.


My freebie is a banner of the longest place name in New Zealand.

If you haven’t introduced this to your ākonga, I’m sure they will find the tongue twister a fun word to learn.

There is plenty of information on google and learners could draw a picture of this place-or Tamatea. (Brief notes also attached). Download here.


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