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Learning the Maori language by online video lessons proves an international hit

A new website designed to teach people the basics of the Maori language through online video lessons has proven a big hit among visitors already.

Auckland, New Zealand (Adrenalin Group) March 2, 2006 – After less than a month, www.maorilanguage.net a website designed to teach people the basics of the Maori language through online video lessons has already had visitors from over 50 different countries.

“The immediate response has exceeded our expectations” claims Bradley Walker, Managing Director of Adrenalin Group, an Auckland based web and TV Production Company. “We designed this website to give a global audience the opportunity to learn the basics of the Maori language for free, but we did not expect such a rapid international response and the feedback has been incredible.” he said.

Maori is an official language of New Zealand and has been profiled internationally in recent movies like “The Whale Rider” and through the performance of the haka – a traditional action chant sometimes described as a war dance, often performed by New Zealand sporting teams and followers. The Maori language faced an uncertain future some 10 years ago until a renaissance of Maori culture and renewed focus lifted its use.

Mr. Walker believes the strong international response to be a result of a wider group of people’s interest in all things Maori combined with the large number of New Zealanders who travel. He acknowledged, “We have barely launched the web site and have yet to promote it, so to have this level of international visitors already is encouraging.” Adrenalin Group is working to add more content to the website to give visitors an opportunity to continue learning the language to higher levels.

For additional information on the news that is the subject of this release, contact Bradley Walker or visit www.maorilanguage.net or www.adrenalingroup.com.

About Adrenalin Group:

Adrenalin Group is specialists in TV production, website design, DVD production and brand identity development. They are regular suppliers of TV programmes to Maori Television, New Zealand’s Maori language focused broadcaster.

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