A fun new way for everyday learners to practise te reo Māori, Māori Made Fun contains over 200 word games, puzzles and activities. It’s a jam-packed box of te reo tricks for everyone!
Whether you’re already a confident speaker of Māori or just getting started, use te reo Māori every day or almost never, have one hour spare or only one minute, this is the book for you.
Māori Made Fun features crosswords, word searches, rhyming riddles, visual puzzles, colouring-in activities, word matches, code crackers… and much more!
From the authors of Maori Made Easy, Maori at Home and My First Words in Maori.
- Written by Scotty and Stacey Morrison
- 272 pages
- Paperback book
- Published 1 September 2020
- ISBN: 9780143775294
Stacey Morrison (Te Arawa, Ngai Tāhu) is a radio and television broadcaster whose projects have spanned 25 years. She is also a mama to three young tamariki who have been brought up with te reo Māori as their mother tongue. Stacey herself didn’t learn to speak Māori until she was an adult. It required a lot of research, determination, wonderful mentors and the support of a community to achieve her goal of becoming fluent by the time her children were born. As a winner of Te Taura Whiri i te Reo Māori Champion Award in 2016 and a graduate of Te Panekiretanga o te Reo (the Institute of Excellence in Māori Language), Stacey loves encouraging the learning and use of our country’s beautiful native language.
Professor Scotty Morrison (Ngāti Whakaue) is the well-known presenter of current affairs programmes Te Karere and Marae. He holds a Master’s degree (Education), is working towards his PhD, and has been an Adjunct Professor and the Director of Māori Student and Community Engagement at Auckland’s Unitec Institute of Technology. In 2017, he was appointed to a new role at Massey University’s Te Putahi-a-Toi (School of Māori Art, Knowledge and Education), working alongside his wife Stacey in a strategic, advocacy and lecturing capacity. In 2019, Scotty was awarded the inaugural Te Tohu Korurenga Hau Culture Change award by Te Taura Whiri i te Reo Maori, The Māori Language Commission, for his leadership and innovation as a teacher of te reo Māori.
Scotty and Stacey live in Auckland with their three children, Hawaiki, Kurawaka and Maiana.
Māori Made Fun is also available for purchase in store at Wellington Museum.