Te Orokotīmatanga o te Ao is the story of the creation of the universe according to Māori. It begins with Io, the Supreme Being and the infinite state of nothingness before you are transported through aeons to the time of Ranginui (Sky Father) and Papatūānuku (Earth Mother). You are then introduced to some of their children who are the source and inspiration for the stories that follow.

Whether we believe in the existence of a higher being or not, most of us are curious to know what underpins the cultural differences amongst us.

Ngā Atua Māori is a series of graphic novellas designed to re-tell the traditional stories of New Zealand’s Māori people in an innovative and contemporary format.

This series also features synchronized text and audio in both the Māori and English languages, as well as the Swipe-to-Read™ function which allows the reader to hear and play back the story at their own pace.


* English and te reo Māori narration

* Swipe-to-Read™

* Touch-to-Hear™

* Touch-to-Spell™

* Read-to-me and read-it-myself options

* Background music that can be turned on and off

This language resource was produced with the support of Mā te Reo and Te Taura Whiri i te Reo Māori to promote the use of te reo Māori in Aotearoa | New Zealand.

Compatible with iPad, requires iOS 7 +


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What’s New

Version 1.2.6

This app has been updated by Apple to use the latest Apple signing certificate.

now available on iPhone and iPodTouch

Ratings and Reviews

3.7 out of 5
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3 Ratings

HawkT ,


I am so grateful to the team of talented folk who put this book series together - being able to hear the stories in Te Reo & English along with the stunning graphics has helped my learning of Te Reo & Maori Storytelling deepen. I look forward to more beautiful storytelling & to delve deeper into the long ago story’s of our journey with the Gods...

Tony65288 ,

This is very useful

I am a Chinese, always wanted to know a bit more about Maori culture and it's history. This is very helpful on not only learn the story, but also the pronunciation of Maori.

.@4 ,

Te Reo Māori

Awesome app especially when going through it in Te Reo Māori. Tēnā rawa atu koutou!

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