- Current students
If you have already been enrolled in a Māori night class, you’ll need to re-enrol through your Student Portal. New students can apply via this page.
Te ao Māori is an exciting and enduring culture that has shaped Aotearoa's society and is an integral part of our contemporary lifestyle. We offer free Māori night classes at four different levels, and whatever level you choose, you'll get to explore our beautiful Te Noho Kotahitanga marae and wharekai. They are hubs for teaching and learning, places for ceremonial and celebratory gatherings, and a source of local and historical knowledge.
You’ll also be taught by some of the best lecturers in an authentic tikanga Māori environment (a learning atmosphere guided by Māori protocols).
Kōrero mai – give it a go!
General class informaton
Ngā rā, ngā wā, me ngā wahi (duration, time, and locations) (Click to expand)
|Term||Day of the Week||Start and End dates||Class times||Location(s)|
|1||Mondays||3/2/20 to 6/4/20||6pm to 9pm||Mt Albert|
|Tuesdays||4/2/20 to 7/4/20||6pm to 9pm||Mt Albert|
|Tuesdays||4/2/20 to 7/4/20||6pm to 9pm||Waitākere|
|Wednesdays||5/2/20 to 8/4/20||6pm to 9pm||Mt Albert|
|2||Mondays||20/4/20 to 22/6/20||6pm to 9pm||Mt Albert|
|Tuesdays||21/4/20 to 23/6/20||6pm to 9pm||Mt Albert|
|Tuesdays||21/4/20 to 23/6/20||6pm to 9pm||Waitākere|
|Wednesdays||22/4/20 to 24/6/20||6pm to 9pm||Mt Albert|
|3||Mondays||13/7/20 to 14/9/20||6pm to 9pm||Mt Albert|
|Tuesdays||14/7/20 to 15/9/20||6pm to 9pm||Mt Albert|
|Tuesdays||14/7/20 to 15/9/20||6pm to 9pm||Waitākere|
|Wednesdays||15/7/20 to 16/9/20||6pm to 9pm||Mt Albert|
|4||Mondays||28/9/20 to 30/11/20||6pm to 9pm||Mt Albert|
|Tuesdays||29/9/20 to 1/12/20||6pm to 9pm||Mt Albert|
|Wednesdays||30/9/20 to 2/12/20||6pm to 9pm||Mt Albert|
Please note: You only attend class once a week, on the same evening every week where possible.
Mt Albert campus: Marae, Gate 3, Carrington Rd, Mt. Albert.
Waitākere campus: Building 510, Level 1, Waitākere Lane, Henderson.
Public holidays are observed during each term – there will be no classes on these days and your term will be reduced accordingly. We have an 80% attendance policy – failure to meet this requirement will result in an automatic withdrawal (8 out of 10 classes must be attended).
Te utu (fees)
All courses are free for domestic students. To be eligible, you must provide a certified copy of your birth certificate, passport (New Zealand, or overseas with residency documents), or citizenship certificate.
Please note, these courses are currently unavailable to international students.
Choose this level if you haven't had much / any exposure to te reo Māori.
This course provides an introduction to basic personal introduction, mihimihi, karakia, waiata, to the basic language structures and vocabulary at a communicative level. It reinforces vowel, consonants, diphthongs, blends, and correct pronunciation of Māori words and much more.
Choose this level if you already know many basics of te reo Māori i.e. numbers and colours.
This course offers an extension to Reo Tahi or for learners with a basic understanding of language knowledge with punctuation, syntax, past and present and future tense, pepeha, whakapapa and much more.
Choose this level if you already know how to structure complex sentences in te reo Māori.
This course is a further extension again of language acquisition and cultural awareness. This includes being supported to be able to convers comfortably, with a focus on sentences and oral conversations in class and much more.
Wha (Full immersion)
Choose this level if you're comfortable speaking sentences in te reo Māori.
At this advanced level, you will contribute to classroom discussions, sing appropriate mōteatea and recite karakia for different settings (course runs subject to numbers).
Whakapā mai (contact us)
Location: Building 171 (Puukenga), Mt. Albert Campus
Hours: Monday to Friday, 9am - 4pm
Phone: +64 9 892 7093
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