Waiamakariri Libraries created an amazing Māori Language Collection called Ako Collection to help you explore and learn more about Te Reo Māori.
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We have created an amazing Ako Collection to help you explore and learn more about Te Reo Māori.
Ako means to learn, so we have collected a range of fantastic resources for all ages to help you learn in your own time and at your own pace. Pop in to Rangiora, Kaiapoi, or Oxford Libraries and ask the team to show you our new Ako Collection. Start your Te Reo Māori journey today
Please have a look at our Ako collection in our catalogue.
The Ako Collection also contains awesome learning packs with books and activities aimed at adults and whānau. These packs are available to loan for three weeks.
Waho i te Moana by Yvonne Morrison, illustrated by Jenny Cooper and translated by Pānia Papa. Winner of the Wright Family Foundation Te Kura Pounamu Award for Te Reo Māori, read by Halle Pitama.
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Te Hipo Huna by Juliette MacIver, illustrated by Sarah Davis and translated by Karena KellyWright Family Foundation Te Kura Pounamu Award for Te Reo Māori
Mokopuna Matatini illustrated by Story Hemi-Morehouse, written by Pania Tahau-HodgesBest First Book Award, Wright Family Foundation Te Kura Pounamu Award for Te Reo Māori, Russell Clark Award for Illustration
There are over 2000+ digital books, covering 50+ languages, including a selection of sing-along picture books in Te Reo Māori. Each book also comes with English translations to help kids learn and enjoy languages. New titles will be added every month.