The user-friendly guide for all New Zealanders. The Raupo Phrasebook of Modern Maori is the most up-to-date, versatile and relevant resource for using Maori language in everyday life. Whether you're a vice or emergent speaker of te reo Maori, or a complete beginner, you'll learn useful phrases for- The home The marae The workplace Meeting and greeting Eating and drinking Days, months, seasons and weather Counting and learning Travel and directions Playing sports Having fun and socialising And so much more! The phrasebook also covers dialects, grammar and pronunciation; answers to key questions; idioms and slang; proverbs and speeches; and provides information on the ever-changing history of te reo Maori. Useful vocabulary lists are also given for each section. Written in a user-friendly manner, with everyday New Zealanders in mind, and with a focus on modern-day language, The Raupo Phrasebook of Modern Maori is the guide that home should be without. 'Clever but written in a user-friendly style ...an important little book for all New Zealanders interested in te reo.' --Katherine Findlay, Mana
Scotty Morrison (Ngati Whakaue) is the well-known presenter of Maori current affairs programmes Te Karere and Marae Investigates. He holds a Diploma of Teaching, Bachelor of Education and Masters degree (Education) from Waikato University, and is currently working towards his PhD at Massey University. Scotty has been an Adjunct Professor and the Director of Maori Student and Community Engagement at Auckland's Unitec Institute of Technology, where he continues to promote te reo Maori through awareness, administration and specialised courses. He is also the author of the bestselling The Raupo Phrasebook of Modern Maori. Born and raised in Rotorua, he now lives in Auckland with his wife Stacey Morrison and their children, Hawaiki, Kurawaka and Maiana.