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Te Pōkaitahi Ngāpuhi-Nui-Tonu

Level: 3

Location: Whangarei, Silverdale, Panguru, Manukau

Delivery: Full time

Duration: 1 year

Start dates: February

Cost incl. gst (approx): $511.11

Programme code: NT4591


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

Graduates will be able to:

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

  • Demonstrate basic written and oral language skills

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

  • Participate in basic Ngäpuhi-Nui-Tonu waiata

  • Discuss basic history knowledge of Ngäpuhi-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

  • Mäori 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 Pökaitahi Ngäpuhi-Nui-Tonu
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Meet the Students

Eruera Taurua - Te Puna

“It has changed my whole way of thinking and is returning me to myself. The students give everything they have as we journey together and the tutor makes room for that. Magic comes out of his mouth.”