Te Pōkaitahi Ngāpuhi-Nui-Tonu (Kaupae 3)


Semester 2

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Full time


1 year


Whangarei: July

Semester Dates (2017):20 Feb - 30 Jun
24 Jul - 1 Dec

Cost Incl. GST (Approx):

Domestic: Fees free

International: Programme not open to international students

Programme Code


Phone 0800 162 100
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About this programme

Te Pōkaitahi Ngāpuhi-Nui-Tonu is an introductory intensive Te Reo me Tikanga o Ngāpuhi-Nui-Tonu programme that focuses on key aspects of language skills, that include waiata, history, tikanga marae, whakapapa and basic conversational Māori.

What you will learn

This programme is designed to give you Marae based Māori cultural experiences and increase your knowledge of Te Reo Māori.

You will learn to:

  • Participate in basic conversations in te reo Māori, one on one or in small groups

  • Demonstrate basic written and oral language skills

  • Demonstrate a basic understanding of tikanga and marae kaupapa of Ngāpuhi-Nui-Tonu

  • Participate in basic Ngāpuhi-Nui-Tonu waiata

  • Discuss basic history knowledge of Ngāpuhi-Nui-Tonu

  • Develop values such as manaakitanga (hospitality and care of people), whanaungatanga (being able to assist and relate to others through a common bond) and tu tangata (personal confidence)

Career opportunities

  • Teaching

  • Māori liaison

  • Self-employment 

Entry Requirements

All applicants must:

  • be at least 16 years old at the time the programme commences

  • be able to read, write, and communicate in English at a basic level

  • be physically able to complete the programme specific outcomes

Applicants for whom English is not a first language must have and IELTS score of 5 with no band score lower than 5; or an accepted international equivalence. 

Qualification gained

Te Pōkaitahi Ngāpuhi-Nui-Tonu

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Programme Leader
Aperahama Edwards
Aperahama Edwards

Aperahama brings a wealth of knowledge, qualifications, experience and mana in the Te Reo and Maori Arts fields.

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