May 06, 2020
App to boost Maori on campus
The University of Auckland has launched a new interactive mobile app to help staff and students understand more about te ao Māori.
Te Kūaha was developed in partnership with Kiwa Digital.
Pro Vice-Chancellor Māori Professor Cindy Kiro says it will boost the university’s five-year plan to boost the use of te reo Māori on campus.
She says it makes the crucial link between language and culture, with content covering te reo Māori pronunciation and expressions, tikanga Māori, and the history and values of the tertiary institution.
The university also intends to create opportunities for the language to be seen and heard every day at the University through things such as bilingual signage and symbols of tikanga Māori, including the pou adorning the entrance to the new Engineering Building, Te Herenga Mātai Pūkaha.
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