Become familiar with Te Ao Māori through learning Te Reo Māori and grow your understanding about Tikanga Māori.  Ideal for those wanting to build more confidence and extend their knowledge.  Beginners very welcome….…Nau mai, Haere mai

Dates:  1 May – 18 September 2023
Times: Monday Evenings, 6:30pm – 8:30pm
Tutor:  Jordan Bennett
Venue: Te Whare Ora o Eketāhuna (Health Centre), 1 Bengston Street, Eketāhuna
Cost per term: $0 – fully subsidised – learners must be committed and attend 80% of classes

Must Enrol by: 28 April (online) or enrol on the night 



Course Information for Te Reo Māori (Eketāhuna), starting Monday 1st May 2023

Course Tutor(s): Jordan Bennett

Purpose of the Course:  By the end of this course learners will:

• Have an understanding of language features and sentence structure to feel confident to use basic te reo in everyday life
• Confidently greet people, introduce yourself and communicate basic personal information in an informal context
• Have a basic understanding of the Māori spiritual and natural worlds (mana atua, mana whenua), and our important connections to them
• Understand the significance of whakapapa as a fundamental Māori world view and confidently describe your family and relationships through this lens
• Have learnt about protocol on the marae
• Recognise the importance and use of karakia
• Recognise the importance and use of waiata
• Recognise the cultural values inherent within different whakataukī (proverbs) and kīwaha (idioms)

Please contact community@reapwairarapa.nz for any further information you may require.