Nau mai, tahuti ma! Welcome to our #1miriona App, an interactive app that helps you create your personalised pepeha and waiata.

We’ve created this app as a part of #1miriona, a social media campaign to engage a million supporters of the Māori language with te reo Māori content that people like, create and share online.

The #1miriona App will help you to understand the meaning behind pepeha and waiata, assist you with pronunciation, and give you tools that help you construct, record and share. Mauri Ora! Nā Te Māngai Pāho.

A pepeha is a statement of identity. It’s a tribal saying and how Māori introduce themselves on the marae or in a Māori setting, yet it’s a formula that can be used by all people. Some say pepeha can be seen as an ancient Global Positioning System (GPS) devised by our ancestors, linking us to significant landmarks that connect us to our tribal roots.

Waiata have always played a vital part in Maori life, recording the deeds of ancestors, lamenting losses, calling to a lover, or marking the birth of a child. Traditions, origins, types and examples of waiata are included and you can then create and share your own.

#1miriona is a tool to get you started on your te Reo Māori journey.

“E ora ai te reo – whiua ki te ao.” “For the language to survive – share it with the world.”


* Swipe-to-Read

* All words in te reo Māori are Touch-to-Hear

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

* Record your narration

* Create and share your own pepeha and waiata

* Create and share social media campaigns using images within the app

* Create and share your personal development plan


Contact us:

The #1Miriona app was created and funded by Te Māngai Pāho, the New Zealand Government Māori language agency operating in the broadcast sector. Te Māngai Pāho is dedicated to the sustained regeneration and promotion of Māori language and culture, see

The app was produced by Kiwa Digital, working in collaboration with Te Māngai Pāho. Kiwa Digital is a New Zealand based technology innovator specialising in language and culture revitalisation, see

What’s New

Version 2.0.4

Push notifications repaired and restored

App Privacy

The developer, Te Māngai Paho, indicated that the app’s privacy practices may include handling of data as described below. For more information, see the developer’s privacy policy.

Data Not Collected

The developer does not collect any data from this app.

Privacy practices may vary, for example, based on the features you use or your age. Learn More


  • Family Sharing

    With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.

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