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Programme Overview

The aim of Te Ahu o te Reo Māori is to grow and strengthen an education workforce that can integrate te reo Māori into the learning of all ākonga and students in Aotearoa New Zealand by 2025. It also provides opportunities for te reo Māori to be normalised, and Māori identity and culture, to be shared and embraced.

Te Ahu o te Reo Māori means the future pathway of te reo Māori – a pathway that seeks to inspire and aspire for improved te reo Māori proficiency, acquisition and use across the education sector.


Completing this course will help you:

Who is the course for?

our Pūkenga - Teachers

Justin Puna


Ngāti Kahungunu

Mikaere Paki


Ngāti Raukawa
Ngāti Kauwhata
Ngāti Apa

Eruera Ruwhiu

Porirua/wellington city

Te Whānau-a-Apanui
Ngā Puhi

Kaiya Wharawhara

Hutt Valley


Okawa Priest

Hutt Valley

Te Atiawa
Ngāti Porou

Keelan Ransfield


Ngāti Tūkorohe
Ngāti Raukawa

Rangimarie Winiata


Te Atiawa
Ngāti Raukawa

Kimo Winiata

Ōtaki North/Online

Ngāti Raukawa
Ngāti Awa
Ngāti Whakaue


Te Ahu o te Reo Māori has been designed for the education workforce that engages with and contributes to the learning of all ākonga and students.  In order to progress towards our goals, we are targeting participation from these groups:

      • English medium teachers from early learning services through to secondary school
      • Māori medium kaiako, from Kōhanga Reo through to wharekura
      • Non-teaching and support staff in kura, schools, wharekura, early learning services and Kōhanga Reo

Groups not eligible to participate include:

      • Teachers in the tertiary sector
      • Third-party contractors employed in the sector
      • Those in teacher training
      • Parents’ home schooling children
      • Teachers who are currently on maternity or study leave

There is no attendance or registration fees, and all learning materials will be provided but you may incur some travel costs. There will be a cost to your kura, schools, wharekura, early learning services or Kōhanga Reo for teacher relief to enable you to participate.

Te Ahu o te Reo Māori is based on a te reo Māori competency framework called Ngā Taumata o Te Ahu o te Reo Māori. The five focus areas include:

      • Mita / Reo ā-iwi (Local Dialect) – Local words, phrases, karakia, waiata and sayings
      • Whakamahi (Use) – Practise of reo use appropriate for a classroom setting
      • Tikanga o te Reo (Grammar) – Foundations of grammar and writing conventions
      • Marautanga (Curriculum) – Development of learning content for regular activity
      • Whakarauora (Revitalisation) – Language planning for the school/early learning services/classroom.

Participants who successfully complete Te Ahu o te Reo Māori will be able to:

      • use the knowledge and skills gained in their teaching programmes and enhance their relationships with ākonga, parents and whānau
      • have improved understanding of the communities they are a part of, especially the stories, language features and dialects unique to the region
      • nurture opportunities for all staff and ākonga to use te reo Māori every day.

Registrations have closed for this intake. Contact us using the email form below if you are interested in the next course.

Kōrero Mai - Contact Us

Te Whatanui Winiata, Director

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Manukorihi Winiata, Learning Support

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