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  • Published: 28 August 2017
  • ISBN: 9780143771470
  • Imprint: Raupo
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 288
  • RRP: $27.99

Maori at Home

An Everyday Guide to Learning the Maori Language




The accessible and fun guide for everyday Kiwis looking to learn and speak the Maori language around the home.

Kei hea o putu whutuporo?
Where are your rugby boots?

Homai te ranu tomato
Pass me the tomato sauce

Kei te pehea te huarere i tenei ra?
How is the weather today?

Kei hea to mahi kainga?
Where is your homework?

Kati te whakaporearea i to tuahine!
Stop annoying your sister!

Maori at Home is the perfect introduction to the Maori language. A highly practical, easy and fun resource for everyday New Zealanders, it covers the basics of life in and around a typical Kiwi household.

Whether you’re practising sport, getting ready for school, celebrating a birthday, preparing a shopping list or relaxing at the beach, Maori at Home gives you the words and phrases – and confidence – you need.

  • Pub date: 28 August 2017
  • ISBN: 9780143771470
  • Imprint: Raupo
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 288
  • RRP: $27.99

About the Authors

Scotty Morrison

Professor Scotty Morrison (Ngati 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 Maori Student and Community Engagement at Auckland’s Unitec Institute of Technology. In 2017, he adopted a new role at Massey University’s Te Putahi-a-Toi (School of Maori Art, Knowledge and Education), working alongside his wife Stacey in a strategic, advocacy and lecturing capacity.

Scotty is the author of the bestselling language guides The Raupo Phrasebook of Modern Maori and Maori Made Easy, Maori Made Easy 2, and Maori at Home, which was co-authored with Stacey.

They live in Auckland with their three children Hawaiki, Kurawaka and Maiana.

Stacey Morrison

Stacey Morrison (Te Arawa, Ngai Tahu) is a radio and TV broadcaster whose projects have spanned 25 years. She is also a mama to three young tamariki who have been brought up with te reo Maori as their mother tongue. Stacey herself didn’t learn to speak Maori 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. Stacey and her husband Scotty wrote Maori at Home to help other families use te reo in everyday settings, and they both work with many groups and families to build Maori-language friendships and community for whanau. Stacey has also been an advisor on pre-schooler and children’s TV shows, which, along with her experiences with her own children, has helped her identify the words children pick up early in their language learning. As a winner of Te Taura Whiri i te Reo Maori Champion Award in 2016 and a graduate of Te Panekiretanga o te Reo (the Institute of Excellence in Maori Language), Stacey loves encouraging the learning and use of our country’s beautiful native language.


Praise for Maori at Home

“This is the book you want – for your family, for your kids, for yourself.”

The Spinoff

“An accessible and fun guide for everyday Kiwis.”

Dominion Post

“At last — a simple book for families wanting to have a go at the Maori language in their everyday life.”

Linda Thompson, Hawke's Bay Weekend


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