Manu maaori.. our native birds

Manu māori-one of the names for native birds. Do you know the difference between Māori and māori? (If not you may find these useful.)They are so fascinating and beautiful-and yes there’s the odd cheeky one too. Some of them have … Read More

Kupe-he’s the man!

Back to school and there will be no stopping after next week with plenty of’ mahi to get through!I spent last weekend up at Paihia and it was just exciting watching the preparations for Waitangi day begin.. I had heaps … Read More

Te Reo Taumaahekeheke Challenge

The Challenge Let’s bring these kupu into mainstream kōrero e hoa mā.  Whether it’s in the akomanga (classroom) tari (office) papa tākaro (playground) or on the bus/train-let’s make these kupu Māori everyday language.By playing this “fortune teller/cootie catcher” game we … Read More

Ana hii! Karawhiua!

I had a teaching session taking a friends class to introduce them to Taumāhekeheke o te Ao. I wanted to try out my resources to get some feedback from the tamariki and see whether the activities were engaging.  We watched … Read More

Whakatauki for Olympians!

Whakataukī in Olympic resource I love beginning any topic with a whakataukī (proverb). They are so wise and often have several layers of meaning. As part of the Olympic resource I chose the good old “Whāia te iti kahurangi ki te … Read More

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