Whiria te Reo

Learn more about the Whiria te Reo programme and express your interest

Ko taku reo taku ohooho, ko taku reo taku mapihi mauria.

My language is my awakening, my language is the window to my soul.

The benefits of learning te reo Māori

Te reo Māori is a national taonga, a treasure. It’s part of what makes Aotearoa unique.

Learning te reo Māori:

  • helps to preserve and pass on the cultural heritage of Aotearoa
  • nurtures a sense of inclusion in workplaces and learning environments
  • can help connect us to our culture and identity
  • contextualises place names, greetings and every day reo use
  • develops cultural sensitivity, building an awareness of Māori culture
  • enhances cognitive abilities through bilingualism
  • provides context around Te Tiriti and the history of Aotearoa
  • builds an equity-focused mindset.

At Tātai Aho Rau, we want to empower you to start or continue your reo Māori journey. We believe it’s a taonga worth cherishing, nurturing, and protecting for future generations.

What is Whiria te Reo?

Whiria te Reo is a customised journey for learning the Māori language. It will fit your learning needs whether you are a beginner, just need a confidence boost, or are a manu kōrero.

With our innovative delivery method, you have the flexibility to choose to walk with us for the entire Whiria te Reo programme, or focus your learning on topics that will benefit you the most.


Express your interest

Learn more about the first two modules


Ngā orooro o te reo Māori | Pronouncing te reo Māori

Master te reo Māori pronunciation so that you can speak with confidence. You will identify key language principles and speaking techniques. This module lays the foundation for a successful reo Māori journey.

Learning outcomes:

  1. Identify key principles of te reo Māori pronunciation.
  2. Apply improved pronunciation techniques.
  3. Explain the significance of correct pronunciation in te reo Māori.


Te reo whakamihi | The language of acknowledgement

Practice exchanging greetings and acknowledgements in te reo Māori. You will explore the cultural significance of these exchanges to Māori. This module enables a deeper understanding of te ao Māori, the Māori world.

Learning outcomes:

  1. Produce basic greetings and acknowledgements in te reo Māori.
  2. Explore the cultural importance of acknowledgement in Māori society.
  3. Learn how to use a variety of formal and informal greetings and farewells.


Meet your facilitators

Integrating te reo and te ao Māori settings into workplaces settings in a way that empowers teams is central to the values of Tātai Aho Rau. Learn more about the expertise and experience of the facilitators of Whiria te Reo by viewing their profile.

Express your interest

'Ingoa tuatahi | First name' is required
'Ingoa whānau | Last name' is required
'Waea | Phone' is required