New Zealand Certificate in Te Reo Māori (Reo Rua) (Level 2)

Te Pōkaitahi Reo (Reo Rua) (Te Kaupae 2)

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Start your Te Reo Journey

This course is ideal for people wanting to learn basic Te Reo Māori skills. You will learn greetings, numbers and words in Te Reo. The programme comprises an introduction to Te Reo, ko ahau tēnei, literacy and numeracy

What you will learn

You will learn:

  • basic conversational Te Reo

  • mihi

  • pepeha

  • karakia (opening and closing)

  • waiata

  • sentence structures using rākau.

How will I learn

NorthTec Raumanga Campus, Whangārei
Students can choose to do either ONE (part-time) or TWO (full-time) classes per week.

  • Wednesday 9AM–1PM

  • Wednesday 5–9PM

  • Thursday 9AM–1PM

  • Thursday 5–9PM

Noho marae will be scheduled each month (5 PM Friday - Sunday morning). You must attend one for each course. If you miss one you can make it up by going to the next available one. Food is provided.​ Staying/sleeping overnight on the marae is optional.

Courses in this programme

  • Mana Tangata: Learn to use te reo Māori at a foundation level as an expression of Mana Tangata.

  • Mana Whenua: Learn to use foundation level reo Māori to voice connections to the land and the environment, prominent places and people of the area, as an expression of Mana Whenua.

  • Mana Reo: Apply foundation level reo Māori in context and develop an emerging respect for te reo as an expression of Mana Reo.

  • Mana Ao Tūroa: Use foundation level te reo Māori to achieve tasks as an expression of Mana Ao Tūroa.

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.

Qualification gained

New Zealand Certificate in Te Reo Māori (Reo Rua) (Level 2)

Courses and programmes may be cancelled, postponed or have their content or configuration changed from time to time (including during the academic year) at the discretion of NorthTec. Fees are an indication, include GST and apply to domestic students only. View terms and conditions

From 1 January 2023, all NorthTec learners will be part of Te Pūkenga. Please note that these programmes of study are currently under review as part of the reform of vocational education training and may be subject to change.

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Full time/Part time


1 semester full-time
1 year part-time

Start Dates

Whangarei: February

Cost Incl. GST (Approx):

Domestic: Fees Free

International: Programme not open to international students

Programme Code


Phone 0800 162 100
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