Te Ipukarea, the National Māori Language Institute, was established in 2008 with funding from the Tertiary Education Commission's (TEC) Encouraging and Supporting Innovation Fund. The Institute is hosted by the Auckland University of Technology (AUT). Te Whare o Rongomaurikura, the International Centre for Language Revitalisation, is located within the Institute.
At the core of the Institute is the pursuit of excellence in scholarship, teaching, and research in the Māori language. Te Ipukarea has also developed and advanced a digital strategy for the creation, delivery, and assessment of Māori language curriculum and the collection and dissemination of Māori knowledge. From online language tutorials and animations to digital recordings of interviews with native speakers of the Māori Language, Te Ipukarea provides a broad range of online resources.
The vision for the International Centre for Language Revitalisation is to develop research and expertise in endangered, minoritised, and Indigenous language revitalisation with strong collaboration between researchers and language communities.
Te Whare o Rongomaurikura, the International Centre for Language Revitalisation, is based within Te Ipukarea at AUT. The Centre is a revolutionary space where academics, researchers, students and practitioners in the field of endangered, minoritised, and Indigenous language revitalisation can collaborate, exchange ideas, and learn from the experiences of other groups working for the rejuvenation of their languages.