Maori Made Easy: For Everyday Learners of the Maori Language
The complete and accessible guide to learning the Maori language, no matter your knowledge level. 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. By committing just 30 minutes a day for 30 weeks, learners will adopt the language easily and as best suits their busy lives. Written by popular TV personality and te reo Maori advocate Scotty Morrison, author of The Raupo Phrasebook of Modern Maori, this book proves that learning the language can be fun, effective - and easy! 'This is not just a useful book, it's an essential one.' - Paul Little, North South
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.