Ministry of Education

Raukupu is a digital platform that HUIA developed to support Māori language learners at wharekura level to strengthen their literacy development and reo Māori reading stamina.

Type of work

  • Audio recording
  • Content development
  • Quality assurance
  • Design and creative solutions
  • Storyboarding
  • Editing and proofreading
  • Website development
  • Branding


  • Bespoke digital platform
  • 12 stories presented as a digital library
  • Comprehension questions feature
  • Multiple choice questions feature
  • Audiobook narration
  • Text to audio follow feature
  • Custom in-text He Pātaka Kupu glossary feature

The purpose of the Raukupu platform is to support language learners to develop their skills and stamina for engaging in sustained reading.

The digital resources housed on Raukupu each provide a longer work of fiction in te reo Māori. Each story is accompanied by interactive digital activities, author profiles and supplementary resources to support learning.


The platform offers a range of digital functionalities through its universal design approach, including audio play so that learners can listen as they read and customised dictionary definitions for unfamiliar words in the text, to help learners stay engaged in the stories.


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