Te Pīnakitanga ki te Reo Kairangi

Diploma in Te Pīnakitanga ki te Reo Kairangi

  • Level 7
  • 36 weeks
  • No fees

Due to the large number of programmes and delivery locations throughout Te Wānanga o Aotearoa, we are unable to confirm our programme offerings for Semester A 2018 until October.

However, we'll be contacting everyone who completes an expression of interest as soon as enrolments are open.



Programme overview:

Take your reo Māori to an advanced level by continuing your total immersion journey.

Move your fluency to the level of sophistication and eloquence used in karanga and whaikōrero. Learn the subtleties of formal and informal language. Become a bearer of cultural knowledge for your whānau, hapū and iwi as you master our reo rangatira.


You'll learn about:

  • advanced grammar
  • Māori/English and English/Māori translation and interpretation
  • formal and informal language
  • tikanga
  • karanga and whaikōrero

You'll know how to:

  • use a wide range of grammatical structures
  • produce accurate translations and interpretations
  • identify and discuss the continuing role of stories and legends as knowledge frameworks
  • examine specialised knowledge through traditional karanga and whaikōrero

Where will this take me?

I want to keep studying

You can take this further by applying to enrol in our master's programme - He Waka Hiringa.

I want to use my qualification

Teach te reo and tikanga Māori. Provide leadership and governance in your hapū/iwi entity, or be a cultural advisor in a business or other organisation.


How you'll study:

  • noho marae with some evening classes
  • Programme delivered in te reo Māori

Entry criteria:

You'll need to have:

  • completed Te Aupikitanga ki te Reo Kairangi Level 6 (or an equivalent Level 6 total immersion qualification)
  • OR successfully complete a pre-entry assessment

All applicants will need to attend an interview

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