Te Ahu o te Reo Māori Hawkes Bay/Te Tai Rāwhiti regional providers

Kia tiakina te mātauranga ki te reo Māori | Fostering education in te reo Māori

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Eastern Institute of Technology Limited


Eastern Institute of Technology Ltd (EIT) prides themselves on being whānau oriented and putting students first with the aim of giving ākonga a good education experience that produces positive outcomes for their lives.

Te Whatukura, the School of Māori Studies on the Tairāwhiti campus, will be the base for their delivery of Te Ahu o te Reo Māori. Their philosophy is:

Piki mai kake mai ki runga o Tītīrangi, ki Puhi-kai-iti, ki Tūranga-nui-a-Kiwa.

Tomokia tōku whare, ko Te Whatukura, kia titia ake ai koutou e te kura wānanga.

Te Whatukura aspires to attain the myriad of lessons scribed within the well-known oriori (chant/lullaby) of Te Tairāwhiti, Pō Pō. This oriori was written by Enoka Te Pakaru of Te Aitanga a Māhaki and is a true exemplar of the genre of mōteatea (lament) and many other waiata that reflect aspects of our methodology of teaching at Te Whatukura along with the unique world view of Te Tairāwhiti.

Like many oriori, the child is adorned with gifts and knowledge to attribute to the production of future leaders and repositories of all tribal knowledge and lore. The stories within traverse the settlements of Hawaiki to Aotearoa and place importance on methods of survival, modifications of life and adaptation to new environments.

Ākonga will learn te reo Māori me ōna tikanga from Level 1-7. They will also learn how to integrate their learning into the classroom for the benefit of their own ākonga.

Delivery region/s

Eastern Institute of Technology Ltd (EIT) plans to deliver this programme in the Te Tairāwhiti region from Hicks Bay in the northeast, down to the Wharerata Ranges.

The programme will be delivered in Te Whatukura, EIT Tairāwhiti Campus located in Gisborne. However, EIT also has centres in Ruatoria and Tokomaru Bay that could be used as delivery sites.

Taumata/Levels being taught

Levels 1-7

Contact person

Puti Nuku

Pouarataki (Head of School)

Te Ūranga Waka & Te Whatukura

Te Aho a Māui (EIT)

Ph: 06 - 830 1604 or 021 2400 281


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Ngāti Kahungunu Iwi Incorporated


Ngāti Kahungunu Iwi Incorporated is the mandated tribal authority for Ngāti Kahungunu and has enlisted a team of reputable and nationally recognised Māori language and cultural specialists who will deliver this programme. The programme has been developed under the expert advice of internationally acclaimed exponents in the field of language revitalisation.

Te Toka Tūroa aims to grow the cultural capability of staff by providing them with the tools to implement te reo Māori within their classrooms and to apply a cultural worldview in the school’s practice. It also aims to create a supportive network for teachers.   

The programme caters to Levels 1-6: Levels 1-4 will cater for English-medium, and Levels 5-6 will be Māori-medium. The English-medium programme will commence with an induction and wānanga where participants will learn about Ngāti Kahungunu tribal history and language revitalisation planning. 

The English-medium programme will also include 18 hours of face to face classroom learning as well as weekly online support over the 20-week period. 

The Māori-medium programme will be based around 2 x 4-day noho marae, accompanied by weekly online support.

The programme has been designed by a group of experienced language teachers, under the guidance of Jeremy Tātere MacLeod & Dr. Sir Tīmoti Kāretu. The programme is being delivered by Kauwaka Ltd.

Delivery Region/s

Hawkes Bay including Southern Takapau to Northern Wairoa (Nūhaka)

Taumata/Levels being taught

Levels 1-4 (English-medium)

Levels 5-6 (Māori-medium)


Jeremy Tātere MacLeod


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Te Rito Maioha Early Childhood New Zealand Incorporated

Te Rito Maioha is committed to a bicultural journey with a ­­­­sense of significance, purpose, pride and community. Te reo Māori me ōna tikanga is the vehicle employed to articulate te ao Māori and Te Whāriki 2017 to allow all teachers to enhance their capacity and ensure that “...te reo Māori not only survives but thrives.” (Te Whariki; Ministry of Education, 2017 p.3). 

Te Rito Maioha is working together with Te Ataarangi who are well-known for the use of coloured Cuisenaire rods as a learning and teaching tool. This is an effective language learning methodology that encourages people to speak te reo Māori from their first encounter.  

Participants will build a level of confidence to use te reo Māori taught through face-to-face classes with qualified kaiako of te reo Māori.

Participants will also engage in online learning and experience authentic learning opportunities while attending two noho marae and two one-day wananga.  This will increase the level of competency in using te reo Māori confidently to support the daily use of te reo Māori in Early Learning Centres (ECE) with tamariki, colleagues and peers.

Delivery Region/s

  • Napier
  • Hastings
  • Tokomaru
  • Gisborne
  • Wairoa

Taumata/Levels being taught

Levels 1-3

Te Rito Maioha will deliver this programme in two phases:

  • Phase 1 – A 12-week course including weekly face-to-face evening classes with Te Ataarangi kaiako, online te reo Māori programme to support ongoing use of te reo within the ECE centre and two overnight noho marae experiences; and
  • Phase 2 – An 8-week course which includes two one-day wananga noho, face-to-face classes with Te Ataarangi kaiako supported by the online te reo Māori programme to further extend learning and grow confidence in using te reo Māori in a natural and spontaneous way. Kōrerohia te reo - let’s speak te reo Māori.

Contact person

Catherine Bell



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Learning Leaders Limited

Learning Leaders Ltd is an education consultancy organisation based in Gisborne. We support schools and kahui ako to develop and strengthen systems and practices to accelerate students' achievement and wellbeing. For more about us visit our website here: http://learningleaders.co.nz/index.html

Learning Leaders is pleased to be offering our Te Ahu o te Reo Māori programme, Kōrero Mai, here in the Gisborne region. Our first course runs from July to December 2021. From then we will run two 20 week courses each year, February to June, and July to December. We can also tailor our courses to specific school needs. See our flyer below for details.

Delivery Region/s

From Gisborne to Potaka (Te Tairāwhiti) – schools/kura/ECE in the Ministry's Tairāwhiti area.

Taumata/Levels being taught

There are a range of Kōrero Mai programmes designed for students learning at each of the levels described in Ngā Taumata o Te Ahu o te Reo Māori. To ensure enrolment in the correct level, assistance will be provided to decide which programme will suit each individual best.