Talanoa Mai app

An interactive learning resource to support Oranga Tamariki staff engage with Pasifika communities.
Talanoa Mai By Kiwa Digital
  • Pronunciation support
  • Prayers and songs
  • Maps
  • Self-recording

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Security and privacy Does the app:
  • collect medical information? No
  • require a login? No
  • have password protection? No
  • have a privacy policy? Not apparent
  • require internet access? Yes
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Cost Free

What does the app do?

Talanoa Mai is designed to help social workers build their cultural confidence and connect with Pasifika children and their families. The app was created as a learning resource for Oranga Tamariki staff to support their day-to-day work, but it's also available to all staff, community partners and members of the public.

The app enables users to move between 7 Pacific nations – Samoa, Niue, Cook Islands, Fiji, Tonga, Tokelau and Tuvalu. Using immersive technology, users can learn more about each Pasifika peoples’ unique cultural heritage and identity. 

Interactive features include the ability to toggle between languages, pronunciation support, audio for prayers and songs, maps connecting Pasifika peoples with their nations to wherever they currently live, and self-recording.

For the complete app description, go to the app website(external link), Google Play(external link) , App Store(external link) or see Reviews.

Review details

Date of review: June 2020
Platform reviewed: Android
Version: 1.3
Download size: 94 MB
Updated: 20 April 2020

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Pasifika health overview
Pacific health in Aotearoa – update
Consumer guide: how to choose a health app
Clinicians guide: how to choose a health app
NZ health app library

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