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App to help identify & pronounce places, animals & plants

December 28, 2016

APP TO HELP IDENTIFY AND PRONOUNCE MOST LOVED PLACES, ANIMALS AND PLANTS

A new Māori pronunciation app has been developed 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.

The app, known as Te Kete Reo o Tāmaki Makaurau, was developed for the Department of Conservation by technology innovator Kiwa Digital.

Te Kete Reo o Tāmaki Makaurau acknowledges the importance of pronouncing words correctly. It is designed to help anyone who is working in and the around the Hauraki Gulf and wants to be able to enhance their own knowledge of Te Reo and help educate others about the language.

The app contains English language narration, with male and female voice options. Also included is a small selection of common phrases for use in either formal or informal settings.

The app is free and available now for iPhone and iPads from the App Store. An Android version will be available in early January.

ABOUT KIWA DIGITAL
KIWA works with indigenous groups around the world, bringing content to life in digital formats that deepen engagement and understanding. See www.kiwadigital.com.


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