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ReoAko equips rōpū whakahaere to play a part in revitalising te reo Māori in Aotearoa. By weaving te reo Māori into website content, te reo can be introduced to New Zealanders in an easy, educative and interactive way.

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How ReoAko works

Intuitive interface
Your website users can click on kupu Māori created using the ReoAko plugin to listen to the words spoken in te reo and view the English translation.
Easy-to-use plugin
ReoAko seamlessly integrates with your content management system to enable you to translate English words into kupu Māori on your website easily.
Choose the right kupu
ReoAko contains a curated list of translations and definitions selected from Te Aka Māori Language Dictionary. The size of the library can whakawhanake with your organisational capability and content needs.

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Support for Content Management Systems

Almost all Content Management Systems can use the ReoAko API. Octave supports plugins for Silverstripe and Wagtail CMS, and there is a community-developed plugin for Drupal. We are adding more integration options all the time. We also welcome the development of plugins for other CMS.

Talk to us about getting ReoAko set up for your CMS.

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Guidance for content editors

Te Māngai Pāho, with the support of appropriate language expertise, has developed a user guide and [@tautoko]tautoko[@tautoko] plan for website managers and editors. This guidance creates a seamless onboarding process and helps editors choose the correct te reo Māori words to use on their websites.

Safely select the right kupu / Curated list of kupu

The available kupu are limited to Māori words already in wide use, ie. mahi/work. As needs and [$data-reoako-id=ngā-pūmanawa]ngā pūmanawa[$data-reoako-id] grow, so can ReoAko. We encourage users to seek the services and support of a language consultant to ensure the integration of te reo Māori is seamless and correct for their organisation.

Use your website’s fonts and custom CSS

ReoAko inherits your website’s fonts, and the interface can be visually customised to fit your website by editing its CSS.

Meets the New Zealand Government accessibility standards

ReoAko interface meets the New Zealand Government accessibility standard — The New Zealand Web Accessibility Standard 1.1, making sure te reo Māori is accessible by all.

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How ReoAko was made

From the exhibition halls of Te Papa to the palm of your hand.
Learn how ReoAko was made