A Maori word a day offers an easy, entry into the Maori language. Through its 365 Maori words, you will learn definitions, word types, fun facts and background information, as well as sample sentences in both te reo Maori and English. Exploring the most colloquial words in Maori today. A Word a Day is the perfect way to kick-start your te reo journey. An incredibly simple, effective and fun Maori dictionary for all New Zealanders. Written by Hemi Kell, who is a full-time lecturer in te reo Maori at Auckland University.