Te Ahu o te Reo Māori ki Te Taiuru - He Ata Rawea

Te Ahu o te Reo Māori represents the Government’s commitment to strengthen and grow and education workforce that can integrate te reo Māori into the learning of all ākonga and students in Aotearoa by 2025.

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"Being immersed in the Māori world broadens the perspective we’ve got as teachers. The concepts, ideas and connectedness in te ao Māori wrap around both what we learn and how we learn” – Cherie Boyd (Chief Executive Kindergarten Taranaki)

COVID 19 (novel coronavirus) changes to current delivery

There is a significant amount of work currently being done by our providers to develop online solutions for the continued delivery of Te Ahu o te Reo Māori. We are working towards re-commencing delivery from mid-May. In the meantime we ask for your patience, but rest assured, your participation is valued. Our providers will reconnect with you shortly to continue your te reo Māori journey.

Delivery overview

  • Delivered by Te Ataarangi ki Taranaki Charitable Trust.
  • Delivers Taumata/Level 1 of Ngā Taumata o Te Ahu o te Reo Māori to schools and early learning services from Whanganui and Taranaki.
  • Started on Sunday 23 February and ends Sunday 21 June.
  • Queries regarding funding contributions for teacher relief, contact tereo.maorigroup@education.govt.nz

Delivery approach

Te Ataarangi is the main learning approach for Te Ahu o te Reo Māori ki Te Taiuru. Sustained immersion is the central element provided in the programme.

Most of the content is taught in te reo Māori immersion using cuisenaire rods including: curriculum contexts, language planning, karakia and regional history. 

It includes a high level of contact with programme staff exposing participants to practical te reo Māori use and builds a sense of trust and safety for participants to engage in Māori spaces.

Te Ataarangi learners using rākau (Cuisenaire rods) at Aotearoa Marae, Okaiawa
Image: Te Ataarangi approach using rākau (cuisenaire rods) at Aotearoa Marae, Okaiawa

Contact person

Deleraine Puhara
Pou Tātaki – Operations Manager


(021) 836 689

“It’s been amazing, right from the beginning. It was so much more that learning the language, and some of the outcomes are immeasurable” – Erin Macdonald (Science teacher at Stratford High School)

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