Āke Āke app

Āke Āke app

  • An educational resource to learn about basic tikanga (Māori customary practices or behaviours) and te reo Māori.
yellow unaunahi tile
Print this page

Āke Āke app By Kiwa Digital


  • Pronunciation of Māori words.
  • Maps with Māori names and iwi groups.
  • Values (Ngā Mātāpono), and principles.
  • Mihimihi/pepeha (introductions).
  • Ngā mihi (greetings), poroporoaki (farewells), whakataukī (proverbs) and waiata (songs).
  • Create customised pepeha.
Security and privacy

Read more about safety and security when using apps.

Tips to improve your privacy and security [PNG, 200 KB] Health Navigator Charitable Trust, NZ
Staying safe online(external link) Netsafe, NZ

Cost Free
How to get the app

Āke Āke app is an interactive, user-friendly guide to Māori tikanga (customs and traditions). Āke Āke enables you to understand the pōwhiri process, get to know the layout of a marae and learn the meaning behind well-known waiata. The app also includes an easy-to-use audio feature to help you with your pronunciation. You can write your own mihi, a formal introduction in te reo Māori, by entering your details.

The app was launched by Waitematā and Auckland District Health Boards to support staff by enhancing the desire to manaaki (care for) and work effectively with all people, including Māori. 

For the complete app description, go to the app website(external link), Google Play(external link) and App Store(external link)

Disclaimer: The NZ Health App Library is a free consumer service to help you decide whether a health app would be suitable for you. Our review process is independent. We have no relationship with the app developers or companies and no responsibility for the service they provide. This means that if you have an issue with one of the apps we have reviewed, you will need to contact the app developer or company directly.

Credits: Healthify editorial team. Healthify is brought to you by Health Navigator Charitable Trust.