“‘Ko te reo te mauri o te mana Māori' (The language is the life force of the mana Māori) - Te Āniwaniwa Hurihanganui.
If you learn te reo then your eyes and your heart and your mind are open to everything else that comes with being Māori, such as culture, customs, your process and procedures, values, your waiata and haka. "
Apps such as ‘Drops’, ‘Kupu’ & ‘Hei Aha Tenei’ (an interactive game for kids) are aimed at helping the public learn te reo maori in the modern world. With Jacinta Adern stating that she regretted not being able to learn te reo maori in school, her goal of having one million people capable of speaking and understanding the basics of Aotearoa's native tongue by 2040 may have just gotten a little easier.
For more information, read the full article here: https://www.stuff.co.nz/business/small-business/110495703/linguistic-app-drops-introduces-te-reo-mori-to-world-audience