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.

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:

Local dialect – local words, phrases, karakia, waiata and sayings

Use – Practise of reo use appropriate for a classroom setting

Grammar – foundations of grammar and writing conventions

Curriculum – development of learning content for regular activity

Revitalisation – language planning for the school/ early learning services/ classroom.

Click here to download the Ngā Taumata o Te Ahu o te Reo Māori.

Click here for frequently asked questions.