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Kia ora! Behind Te Reo Māori Bookshop is a whānau of 4. Māmā works in language revitalisation, Pāpā is a teacher, and our two tamariki are in kōhanga reo and kura kaupapa. We have been learning te reo Māori since 2015, and pukapuka tamariki have been a huge part of our journey.
There has been a huge boom in te reo Māori publishing in the last few years, but it can be hard to know what's out there and which books best suit your whānau needs. The books a whānau of beginners will want are usually quite different from proficient speakers - and most of us sit somewhere in between!
And so in 2021 the idea for Te Reo Māori Bookshop was born, which led me to apply for funding from Te Mātāwai. I was incredibly grateful to receive pūtea tautoko from them which allowed me to open up and support your whānau language plans.
This bookshop is run as a language revitalisation kaupapa. While it is not a charitable trust, it is not run of profit motive, either. We just want to get more te reo into more homes!
If you have a kaupapa reo Māori which could benefit from some pukapuka tamariki, whakapā mai - let's chat. Kiaora@tereomaoribookshop.com