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Discover the world of Te Ao Māori in an immersive Minecraft world created by New Zealand's Piki Studios in partnership with Microsoft.

New Zealand students are learning Māori in Minecraft

New Zealand game designer and founder of Piki Studios, Whetu Paitai, created a special Minecraft world called Ngā Motu to immerse young people in Māori culture. The project shows how the immersive and interdisciplinary world of Minecraft can bring to life indigenous culture and build social-emotional skills, as students work together to explore their country’s national language and history.

Download Ngā Motu (The Islands)

Immerse your classroom in Te Ao Māori with this world now available for all versions of Minecraft: Education Edition. The world resembles the New Zealand ecosystem, complete with moa and kiwi. Explore a traditional pā (settlement) and ride waka hourua (boats). For the full experience, download this add-on, or resource pack, for Minecraft: Education Edition at:



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