He Papa Reo


Programme overview:

Leads to: NZ Certificate in Te Reo (Reo Rua) (Level 1)

NB Due to popular demand, there may be a waiting time before the start of your class. Once we receive your application we’ll be able to inform you of your likely start date.

Always wanted to learn the Māori language but don’t know where to start? Take the first step in learning te reo Māori with Papa Reo.

This beginner’s programme will teach you the basics in pronunciation and basic sentence structures. You’ll be able to use formal and informal greetings, introduce yourself and recite your whakapapa (genealogy).

Learn from home at your own pace with amazing resources and regular visits from a kaitiaki (support person).


You'll learn about:

  • correct pronunciation of Māori words and sounds
  • the pōwhiri process (welcoming ceremony)
  • different parts of the body
  • various parts of the marae
  • days of the week, dates, time and seasons

You'll know how to:

  • recite your pepeha (tribal saying)
  • introduce yourself and others
  • ask questions and respond in basic te reo Māori
  • use formal and informal greetings

Where will this take me?

I want to keep studying​​

You’ll be ready to enrol on our level 2 Te Ara Reo Māori programme or advance to our Level 3 Māori culture programme – Certificate in Tikanga Māori.​

I want to use my qualification​

You’ll have an understanding and awareness of te Reo Māori that can be used to support and enhance your current employment and knowledge​.


How you’ll study:

  • at home
  • at your own pace (part-time)
  • regular visits with a kaitiaki (support person)
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