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Te Pōkaitahi Ngāpuhi-Nui-Tonu

Level: 3

Location: Silverdale, Manukau

Delivery: Full time

Duration: 1 year

Start dates: February

Cost incl. gst (approx): $511.11

Programme code: NT4591


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.

Graduates will be able 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)

Now running in Auckland!

Career options

  • Teaching

  • Māori liaison

  • Self-employment 

Admission information 

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

For a small number of programmes a police check or declaration about criminal convictions may be required. Students will be notified if this is required for the programme they are applying for.

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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Meet the Students

Aotea Toko-Pihema - Te Puna o Te Maturanga

“I felt there was something missing. I needed to get in touch with me as a Maori. The only way to do that was here at this course. It is one of the best in the north and I am from the north, so who better to learn from than my own.”