September 13, 2017
Council app will help marae interaction
Waikato Regional Council is the latest organisation to take advantage of Kiwi Digital's ability to put language and tailored cultural information into an app.
Kawe Korero is being released to staff to coincide with Maori language week.
Council deputy chair Tipa Mahuta says it will be a great tool for people new to tikanga Maori.
Council staff are increasingly required to work with whanau on marae and other settings, and the council is keen to make that interaction positive.
"We're really proud of the Maori staff who challenged themselves putting it together and asking questions to remove the sensitivity and the nervousness around entering into Maori forums, because there is even part of the app about being at a hui, what happens and what doesn't happen and how to present yourself, real useful stuff like that and how to give your whakatauki even if you are not Maori," Ms Mahuta says.
Kawe Korero will also be available to the general public by downloading from iOS or Google share platforms.
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