Have a voice. Learn to speak te reo Māori with confidence.


Te Reo Rangatira

Māori Language

Our Māori language courses offer New Zealanders, with any level of ability, an entry point to learn our chiefly language and deepen your understanding of our indigenous culture.

Whether your goal is to pronounce Māori words correctly, to introduce yourself in te reo Māori with confidence, or do karanga or whaikōrero on the marae, we’ve got you covered.


Introductory programmes

Papa Reo

Māori language for beginners – study at home

Papa Reo

Take your first steps into learning the Māori language.

Level 1 | 12 months | No fees

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He Pii ka Pao

Learn to speak Māori – in class

Te Ara Reo Māori (He Pī Ka Pao)

If you want to learn some basic Māori language in a classroom setting, this is the perfect place to start.

Level 2 | 38 weeks | No fees

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Intermediate programmes

He Pii Ka Rere

Learn to speak Māori

Te Ara Reo Māori (He Pī Ka Rere)

If you know the basics of te reo Māori and want to take it further, here’s your next step.

Level 4 | 40 weeks | No fees

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Te Pūtaketanga o te Reo

Te Pūtaketanga o te Reo

Full Immersion

Want to speak te reo Māori? There's no better way than to immerse yourself in the language.

Level 4 | 40 weeks | No fees

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Te Ronakitanga ki te Reo Kairangi

Te Rōnakitanga ki te Reo Kairangi

Intermediate Full Immersion

Go well past the basics and focus on your grammar and conversational ability.

Level 5 | 40 weeks | No fees

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Advanced programmes

Diploma in Te Aupikitanga ki te Reo Kairangi

Diploma in Te Aupikitanga ki te Reo Kairangi

Advanced Full Immersion

Function confidently in most situations using only te reo Māori. Learn to articulate your ideas and hold meaningful dialogues using whakaaro Māori.

Level 6 | 40 weeks | No fees

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Diploma in Te Pinakitanga ki te Reo Kairangi

Diploma in Te Pīnakitanga ki te Reo Kairangi

Advanced Full Immersion

Move your fluency to the level of sophistication and eloquence used in karanga and whaikōrero.

Level 7 | 40 weeks | No fees

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