Te reo Māori digital technology

helps language to thrive

Alice Dimond (Kāi Tahu, Ngāti Kahungunu) was inspired to create her app, Hapori, to help te reo Māori speakers who don't have people around them to kōrero with.

"My inspiration for creating Hapori was because of own journey in te reo Māori, so I learned te reo through high school and through university and I wasn't brought up in the language and I always felt a little bit isolated in my te reo journey - and the fact I didn't have any whānau or friends around me at that stage who could kōrero in te reo Māori, and therefore, if I ever wanted to use the language outside the classroom, I really struggled."

"It meant I had quite a good grasp of the language in that formal sense of being able to write in the language but I lacked the ability to be able to converse and use the language as an everyday language."

Link to article: https://www.rnz.co.nz/news/te-manu-korihi/426468/te-reo-maori-digital-technology-helps-language-to-thrive


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