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Te Ahu o te Reo Māori

Te Ahu o te Reo Māori means the future pathway of te reo Māori – a pathway that seeks to inspire improved te reo Māori proficiency, acquisition and use across the education sector. It also provides opportunities for te reo Māori to be normalised, and Māori identity and culture to be shared and embraced.

It’s free and your education service will receive teacher support funding for each participant who registers and completes at least 8 weeks of the programme.


The initiative aims to support early learning to secondary school leaders, kaiako and support staff to grow their capability and confidence in using and integrating te reo Māori into the learning of all ākonga.

Participants will have the opportunity to engage and understand a different worldview; engage in cultural practices, narratives, and histories relevant to Aotearoa and to the system that supports the education of all students.

To register, first use the map below to find a provider in your region.

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You can register directly with a provider in your region. Each provider profile contains a link to the registration page.

If you are in Kura Kaupapa Māori you can select Te Rūnanga Nui o ngā Kura Kaupapa Māori o Aotearoa, who deliver programmes nationally.

View frequently asked questions about this programme.

Ngā Taumata o Te Ahu o te Reo Māori

Programmes are available across the country and cater for all competency levels.

Based on a seven level te reo Māori competency framework called Ngā Taumata o Te Ahu o te Reo Māori, the five focus areas are:

  1. Local dialect – local words, phrases, karakia, waiata and sayings
  2. Use – Practise of reo use appropriate for a classroom setting
  3. Grammar – foundations of grammar and writing conventions
  4. Curriculum – development of learning content for regular activity
  5. Revitalisation – language planning for the school/ early learning services/ classroom.

View frequently asked questions about this programm


Nga Taumata o Te Ahu o te Reo Maori 2021 (PDF)

Te Ahu o te Reo Māori logo. Comments from participants

 + You’re not just teaching me te Reo, you’re also teaching me techniques to take back to my classroom to make my classes more engaging.

+ Tutors were extremely professional in all aspects of presentation & highly knowledgeable. High quality learning environments – face to face, on-line. An amazing learning journey that I would highly recommend to others. Loved it!!

+ We were given multiple ways to engage with new learning through resources, online tasks, written tasks, and through conversation. Each week was informative and fun! Our kaiako presented materials in an easy way to not only learn myself but to teach to my tamariki!

+ The pūrākau and history of mana whenua was a great addition to our school's cultural narrative always with lots of ideas and examples of how to use these in the classroom. Loved learning kīwaha and whakataukī specific to the South also.  


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