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Te Mako Orzecki

Content Editor and Kaihuawaere Ngaio Māori


2018 Graduate of Te Pīnakitanga o te Reo Kairangi TWoA
2003 B.Ed. Wellington Teachers College of Education
1997 Dip Māori Studies Massey University

Contact details


P: 0800 267 301

M: 021 212 0220

Accreditation Number: ACC 1377

Region: Wellington

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Professional profile

Te Mako Orzecki - of Ngāti Wehi Wehi, Ngāti Raukawa ki te Tonga, and Polish descent is a content editor of Māori medium resources and online/ offline facilitator of reo Māori, Aotearoa New Zealand's Histories, and Kahu Pūtoi. Te Mako’s most recent projects included the;

  • TKI Channel support team
  • Connected Learning Advisory/ Te Ara Whītiki
  • Kia Takatū a Matihiko/ Digital readiness programme


  • Online Advisor
  • Professional support facilitator
  • Content editing
  • Content loading
  • Content writing
  • Translation
  • Quality assurance of online teaching materials
  • Reviewing websites

Conference presentations

  • Ed Summit presentation “E hoki ki tō maunga” April 2018
  • TKI: Creating, developing, and sharing Mātauranga Māori, te reo Māori in English medium, and Pasifika teacher resource materials, ULearn October 2013.
  • Exploring TKI website and its associated teaching and learning support materials, Whanganui IT Cluster, September 2013.
  • Exploring TKI and Discovering resources, Whitireia ECE Teacher trainees, June 2013.


  • Matariki, te mātahi o te tau, Te Papa, 2018
  • Toi te kupu, 2013
  • TKI Style Guide, 2010

Personal statement

I was born and bred in Porirua in the heart of Cannons Creek. I have an ability to work cross-culturally with people of different ethnic groups and in various settings. I have good interpersonal skills in two languages. I have a passion for seeing tamariki Māori enjoy educational success. I value the promotion and practice of whanaungatanga, manaakitanga, whakamana i te reo Māori, and tino rangatiratanga both within and outside of my work life.