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  • Published: 16 September 2020
  • ISBN: 9780143774563
  • Imprint: Penguin Random House New Zealand Audio
  • Format: Audio Download
  • Length: 29 hr 57 min
  • Narrator: Scotty Morrison
  • RRP: $45.00

Maori Made Easy

For Everyday Learners of the Maori Language

Your ultimate, accessible audio guide to learning the Maori language, no matter your knowledge level, voiced by the author himself.

Let te reo Maori advocate and expert Scotty Morrison teach you the basics of the Maori language in easy 30-minute lessons - anywhere, anytime.

Scotty's bestselling Maori Made Easy books and workbooks in print have already helped over 100,000 people on their journey to learn te reo Maori.

Now, the same great resource is available in audio, voiced by the author himself.

By committing just 30 minutes at a time, at your own pace, hands-free, wherever you like, you can adopt the language easily and in a way that suits your busy life.

In this audiobook, you will learn directly from Scotty:
About the Maori language
Greetings and farewells
Action phrases
Personal pronouns (I, you, him, her)
Possessive prepositions
Whanau and introductions
Tense markers
...and much more

While dictionaries list words and their definitions, and other language guides offer common phrases, Maori Made Easy connects the dots, allowing the reader to take control of their learning in an empowering
way that is fun, effective — and easy.

Listening to Scotty, repeating after him, and practising words and phrases mimics real-life language use and deploys techniques proven to accelerate confidence and knowledge.

This is the ultimate, one-stop resource for anyone wanting to learn the basics of the Maori language.

Ka rawe!

Production of this audiobook was made possible by the generous support of Manatu Taonga and in partnership with Maori Television.

  • Published: 16 September 2020
  • ISBN: 9780143774563
  • Imprint: Penguin Random House New Zealand Audio
  • Format: Audio Download
  • Length: 29 hr 57 min
  • Narrator: Scotty Morrison
  • RRP: $45.00

About the author

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 Māori Student and Community Engagement at Auckland’s Unitec Institute of Technology. In 2017, he was appointed to a new role at Massey University’s Te Putahi-a-Toi (School of Māori 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 Māori Made Easy (winner of the 2016 Nga Kupu Ora Māori Book Award – Te Reo Māori), Māori Made Easy 2, The Raupo Phrasebook of Modern Māori, Māori at Work and Māori at Home, which was co-authored with Stacey.

In 2019, Scotty was awarded the inaugural Te Tohu Korurenga Hau Culture Change award by Te Taura Whiri i te Reo Māori, The Māori Language Commission, for his leadership and innovation as a teacher of te reo Māori.

Scotty lives in Auckland with Stacey and their three children, Hawaiki, Kurawaka and Maiana.

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Praise for Maori Made Easy

It goes without saying that te reo Maori is part of who we are as a country . . . I have an aspiration that my generation will be the last generation to regret not having the chance to learn te reo Maori in our learning and education journey.

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern Maori Language Week speech

Maori Made Easy is not just a useful book, it's an essential one.

Paul Little, North & South

Maori Made Easy definitely makes Maori easy to learn while also making it fun.


Awards & recognition

Nga Kupu Ora Maori Book Awards

Awarded  •  2016  •  Nga Kupu Ora Award