What’s That Waka? Know Your Transport Kupu

Kia Ora!

Now is the perfect time to brush up on our Te Reo Māori.

Because we are the Museum of Transport and Technology we have been focusing on our Waka (vehicles). We have matched Waka from our collections with new kupu (words) for you to learn.

Test yourself! Try matching the kupu (words) to their emohi (emoji).

Start using these kupu hou (new words) in your everyday life.

Share the images with your Whānau.

A few of these pictures are really old! Imagine you are travelling using these old vehicles: Where are you going? How long will it take you to get there? What can you see, hear, smell and feel?

More fun things

Liked the Emotikis? You can download the app made by Te Puia here.

Interested in learning more? Check out this fantastic app kupu.

Kupu combines Google machine learning and the Te Aka Māori Dictionary. Simply download the app, point your phone at something and kupu will figure out what it is and give you the name of it in Māori.