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About

Tomokanga Rauemi Reo Māori, is an online digital Māori language portal, and is similar to a library catalogue that has both basic and advanced search functions. Tomokanga Rauemi has the capacity to bring up search results of pages that relate to Māori language groups, courses and resources. Each page will be tagged with several key words. For example, coffee group, Auckland, mums and bubs, and weekly. The user will be anyone searching for support in their Māori language journey, as well as researchers. Types of pages include university courses, websites, coffee groups, Facebook groups, blogs, YouTube channels, immersion childcare, or any social media page where te reo Māori is the dominant feature. Only accessible print resources will be included to ensure that the portal is kept relevant and contemporary. Thus, Tomokanga Rauemi will provide a much-needed e-repository to disseminate critical material often created or produced by Māori language speakers which can empower other learners of the Māori language contributing to the preservation and survival of the language.

Tomokanga Rauemi Reo Māori, was developed out of the Te Whare Matihiko o Te Reo Māori research project run by Te Ipukarea Research Institute, and funded by Ngā Pae o te Māramatanga. Through this project, researchers were able to gather over 1000 different types of resources to support the learning, teaching, and maintenance of te reo Māori.