About the Author

John Moorfield

John Moorfield

John Moorfield QSO, BA (Auckland), MEd (Wales), LittD (Otago), RSA Cambridge CTEFLA, is the author of the Te Whanake series. He is currently a Professor in Māori Innovation and Development at Te Ara Poutama, the Faculty of Māori Development at Auckland University of Technology. He was also a professor at Te Tumu, the School of Māori, Pacific and Indigenous Studies at the University of Otago from 1997-2007. Prior to that he was at The University of Waikato for 21 years after having taught in New Zealand secondary schools for eight years.

  • Māori Dictionary online Māori Dictionary online

    An enhanced online bilingual dictionary that includes encyclopaedic entries, idioms and grammatical explanations.

  • Animations Animations

    Online modules of animated movies and activities that complement the Te Whanake textbooks for learning Māori.

  • Podcasts Podcasts

    Online activities of the Te Whanake textbooks for playback on computers, television or portable devices.

  • Te Whanake TV Te Whanake TV

    Streamed television programmes for developing listening comprehension skills.

  • Tōku Reo Tōku Reo

    Online activities for further practice for each episode of Tōku Reo, the television series for beginners of Māori language.