Welcome to Puna Ako – a well spring of learning Māori language and protocols.

This app has been developed for Treasury staff and clients who are keen to increase their confidence and knowledge of te reo Māori and tikanga Māori - to assist them in their daily work.

Interactive features within the app include pronunciation of Māori words, maps with Māori names and iwi groups, values (Ngā Mātāpono), and principles, mihimihi/pepeha (introductions), ngā mihi (greetings), poroporoaki (farewells), whakataukī (proverbs), and waiata (songs).

One of the app’s key features is that it allows staff to input their own personal information to create a customised pepeha. Treasury staff will find this resource particularly helpful when leading, or being part of discussions that involve Māori communities.


* Swipe-to-Read™

* All word in te reo Māori are Touch-to-Hear™

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

Customise the book:

* record your narration

This digital book contains narration in English.


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What’s New

Version 1.0.5

Updated design.

App Privacy

The developer, New Zealand Treasury, 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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