Kōrero Mai

Speak to me

Children all through English medium schools in New Zealand are encouraged to learn their own mihi and pepeha – a way of introducing themselves in a traditional Māori way.

This book helps to give one example of a template for how that can be done. Three children demonstrate their names, their mountains, their rivers, their parents’ names and where they are from.

There is also a second sound track so children can learn to fill in the gaps with their own replies.

Written by Sharon Holt and illustrated by Deborah Hinde

$24.99 incl. GST

2 in stock

Payment options: online bank transfer or credit/debit card via Stripe.
Shipping costs per order $5 to $14.40 based on the size of the largest book in your order. Tracked courier delivery 2-3 days. Allow an extra day for rural delivery.
See the FAQs page for returns and exchange info.


Kōrero Mai includes:

  • Repetitive sentence structure: “Ko wai tō …..?” (What is your….?)
  • Vocabulary for mihi and pepeha greetings
  • Singalong CD which turns the book into a catchy song
  • English translation
  • List of activity ideas to make this much more than a fun book to do on the mat!
  • Picture glossary
  • Guitar chords

Curriculum Links for Kōrero Mai:
The land is very important to Māori – hence the proverb Toitū te whenua, whatungarongaro te tangata.
Learning Intention: Respond appropriately, in the form of a pepeha, when asked to introduce oneself.
Te Whāriki: Links to Strand 5, goal 4: develop a knowledge of land features of local significance.
Te Aho Arataki Marau: Links to 1.2: introduce oneself.

Sharon Holt Kiwi author Sharon Holt

Find out more about Sharon and the Te Reo Singalong series on Sharon’s author page.


There are no reviews yet.

Be the first to review “Kōrero Mai”

Find other great Kiwi kids books!