Te Ahu o te Reo Māori ki Ngāi Tahu

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

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“Our facilitators created a really safe space for me to learn te reo. My rōpū feels like whānau, we have all become so close through this journey together” – Former participant from Te Ahu o te Reo Māori ki Ngāi Tahu

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 Ngā Papatipu Marae in association with Te Rūnanga o Ngai Tahu
  • Delivers Taumata/Level 1 and Taumata/Level 2 of Ngā Taumata o Te Ahu o te Reo Māori to early learning services and schools in Ōtautahi, Arowhenua, Ōtākou and Murihiku.
  • Started Saturday 22 February and ends Thursday 11 June
  • Queries regarding funding contributions for teacher relief, contact tereo.maorigroup@education.govt.nz

Delivery overview

Delivery is based off similar te reo Māori teaching and learning initiatives that have taken place through Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu. The use of the core Kotahi Mano Kāika resources is to ensure alignment to the Ngāi Tahu language strategy and is an attempt to achieve consistency of language content and use for our teachers, and therefore our tamariki across the rohe. The delivery supports teachers to understand dialect difference and application and equip them with the tools required to provide dialect choice to the school/ECE community, whilst also linking this back to an understanding of the language revitalisation movement within Te Wai Pounamu. Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu has been developing, in association with whānau, Ngāi Tahu Cultural standards for education where whānau have identified their own expectations for development within education. We will be aligning our curriculum to directly respond to the aspirations articulated by Ngāi Tahu whānau within the Ngāi Tahu Cultural Standards Framework.

Graduation day for participants at Tuahiwi Marae

Image: Graduation day for participants at Tuahiwi Marae

Contact person

Deborah Breading


03 974 0005

“I have really enjoyed learning about the local stories of this place, and being able to take these into my classroom to use with my students. My students have also loved the games and waiata I have been taking to kura” – Former participant from Te Ahu o te Reo Māori ki Ngāi Tahu

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