Have a voice. Learn to speak te reo Māori with confidence.


Te Reo Rangatira

Māori Language

Our Māori language courses offer New Zealanders, with any level of ability, an entry point to learn our chiefly language and deepen your understanding of our indigenous culture.

Whether your goal is to pronounce Māori words correctly, to introduce yourself in te reo Māori with confidence, or do karanga or whaikōrero on the marae, we’ve got you covered.


Introductory programmes

He Papa Reo course at Te Wananga o Aotearoa. Learn to speak Maori for beginners

He Papa Reo

Take your first steps into learning the Māori language.

Level 1 | 12 months - part-time | No fees

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Te Ara Reo Maori Level One, online course at Te Wananga o Aotearoa. Learn Maori part time.

Te Ara Reo Māori – Online

Learn the basics with our introductory Māori language course.

Level 1 | 38 weeks - part-time | No fees

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He Pi Ka Pao course at Te Wananga o Aotearoa. Learn Maori with Level 1 & 2

Te Ara Reo Māori (He Pī Ka Pao) – Classroom

If you want to learn some basic Māori language in a classroom setting, this is the perfect place to start.

Level 1 & 2 | 38 weeks - full-time | No fees

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Te Ara Reo Maori Level 2, online course at Te Wananga o Aotearoa. Learn Maori part time.

Te Ara Reo Māori - Online

If you have a level 1 qualification in te reo Māori, check out our Level 2 option.

Level 2 | 38 weeks - part-time | No fees

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Intermediate programmes

Te Ara Reo Maori Level 3, online course at Te Wananga o Aotearoa. Learn Maori part time.

Te Ara Reo Māori - Online

This is our part-time study option that allows you to increase your knowledge of te reo Māori while remaining flexible to your lifestyle.

Level 3 | 38 weeks - part-time | No fees

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He Pi Ka Rere course at Te Wananga o Aotearoa. Learn Maori with Level 3 & 4.

Te Ara Reo Māori (He Pī Ka Rere) - Classroom

If you know the basics of te reo Māori and want to take it further, here’s your next step.

Level 3 & 4 | 40 weeks - full-time | No fees

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Te Ara Reo Maori Level 4, online course at Te Wananga o Aotearoa. Learn Maori part time.

Te Ara Reo Māori - Online

Dive into bilingual classes, then immerse yourself fully to gain the confidence to engage in meaningful conversations in te reo Māori.

Level 4 | 38 weeks - part-time | No fees

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Te Pūtaketanga o te Reo full-time course at Te Wananga o Aotearoa. Learn Maori with Level 4

Te Pūtaketanga o te Reo

Want to speak te reo Māori? There's no better way than to immerse yourself in the language.

Level 4 | 40 weeks - full-time | No fees

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 Te Ronakitanga ki te Reo Kairangi full time course at Te Wananga o Aotearoa. Learn Maori with Level 5

Te Rōnakitanga ki te Reo Kairangi

Go well past the basics and focus on your grammar and conversational ability.

Level 5 | 40 weeks - full-time | No fees

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Advanced programmes

Te Aupikitanga ki te Reo Kairangi course at Te Wananga o Aotearoa

Te Aupikitanga ki te Reo Kairangi

Function confidently in most situations using only te reo Māori. Learn to articulate your ideas and hold meaningful dialogues using whakaaro Māori.

Level 6 | 40 weeks - full-time | No fees

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Te Pīnakitanga ki te Reo Kairangi course at Te Wananga o Aotearoa. Learn Maori with Level 7

Te Pīnakitanga ki te Reo Kairangi

Move your fluency to the level of sophistication and eloquence used in karanga and whaikōrero.

Level 7 | 40 weeks - full-time | No fees

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Te Tohu Paerua o Te Reo Kairangi - Master of Māori Language Excellence course at Te Wananga o Aotearoa

Te Tohu Paerua o Te Reo Kairangi - Master of Māori Language Excellence

He tohu paerua tēnei ka whakaakona i roto i ngā wānanga 10 i ia tau, i ngā tau e rua, e Tā Tīmoti Kāretu rātou ko Pānia Papa, ko Leon Blake.

Taumata 9 | E rua tau te roa | He utu

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