The Department of Conservation’s new Māori pronunciation app is designed to help people identify and pronounce the names of some of our most loved places, animals, and plants in the Tāmaki Makaurau/Auckland region in Te Reo Māori. Also included is a small selection of common phrases that you can use in either formal or informal settings.

Pronouncing words correctly is important, as it pays respect to our Treaty of Waitangi Partners, the indigenous Māori who first settled in Aotearoa. This app will help anyone who is working in and around the Hauraki Gulf and wants to be able to enhance their own knowledge of Te Reo and help educate others about the language.


* Swipe-to-Read™
* All words in te reo Māori are Touch-to-Hear™
* Read-to-me and read-it-myself options

Customise the book:

* record your narration

This digital book contains English language narration, with male and female voice options.


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What’s New

Version 1.6.2

Minor bug fix

Ratings and Reviews

4.8 out of 5
4 Ratings

4 Ratings

Hazelnutgirl ,

Good but needs work

I've given it 3 stars for what I was able to get to work which was great but as others have commented it's way too small to be functional on a phone unless you have keen eyes and very small fingers! It seems like it's designed for iPads maybe, although I haven't tried it yet. Its not possible to zoom in either so you're left squinting and stabbing at words in the hope you'll get lucky and hit the right one. I hope they can sort this out because I really liked what I got to work and it's nicely done.

NZ6035 ,

Missed opportunity

I just installed this on my iPhone and it is practically unreadable. There is no response to standard pinch to zoom gestures, it doesn't rotate when putting the phone in landscape orientation. I was really looking forward to using this after reading about it in the paper, but it's impossible to read and obviously hasn't had much usability testing.

civilisationshift ,

unreadably small

Less an app than a semi-interactive PDF. Text is almost unreadable, and it doesn't even render full screen on my iPhone 5s. Sounds are mighty hard to activate accurately given the tiny text, and for some reason the sound clip volume is far too quiet. Pretty disappointed, but will soldier on cuz I genuinely want the content.


Department of Conservation
190 MB

Requires iOS 9.1 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.



Age Rating
Rated 4+
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  • Family Sharing

    Up to six family members will be able to use this app with Family Sharing enabled.

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