Study Guides

Te Whanake 1: Te Kākano Pukapuka Tātaki

A beginner-level study guide designed for adults and teenagers.


As well as numerous exercises to help learn vocabulary and for reading and writing practice in the language covered in each chapter of the textbook, this study guide also includes further explanations and practice in:

  • various aspects of the a and o categories
  • the use of kua, ki and i, and he
  • how to use taua and aua correctly
  • using modifiers
  • giving negative commands.

There is also advice on:

  • how to learn new vocabulary
  • improving reading comprehension skills
  • learning new grammatical forms
  • how to deduce the meanings of new words from their context.

Exercises include passages about Te Rauparaha, Te Kooti and Āpirana Ngata.

  • 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.

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