Poupou Huia Te Reo

Certificate in Māori Protocol and Language for use in the Home

This course is ideal if you are comfortable working on a computer or mobile device in the online environment.

 The 2021 intakes are now closed. Enquire now for the next intake starting February 2022.

Poupou Huia Te Reo is a 20 week online Māori language course suited to language learners at the beginner to intermediate level.  Follow the daily activities of a real whānau through a series of audio lessons and carry out fun online activities to reinforce  your learnings. Listen to adaptions of well-known fairytales and engage with peers and tutors online.

Learn language that you can use in the home, at work and in everyday situations. Discover how to talk about common activities in a way that reflects Māori ways of thinking and doing things.

To enrol in this course you will require regular access to the internet and an email address. Course resources are accessed online. Communications for the course occur through email and in online forums. We recommend you dedicate approximately 12 hours a week to listening activities, exercises and online interaction with others.

If you have already completed this certificate take a look at our follow up course, Poupou Huia Te Reo - Te Hōkairangi.

Course Fees

Poupou Huia Te Reo is free to citizens, permanent residents and domestic students of Aotearoa, New Zealand. This includes New Zealand citizens living outside of Aotearoa, New Zealand. 

Fees apply for non-New Zealand citizens. Fee for international students approximately $2,564. Call 0800 WANANGA (0800 926 2642) for more information or email Te Tomonga (Office of Enrolments) tetomonga@twor-otaki.ac.nz.

Student Allowance and Loans

Poupou Huia Te Reo is not approved for student allowance or loans from StudyLink. It cannot be added to other studies to gain a student allowance or student loan from StudyLink.

Fees Free

If you are eligible for the government 'Fees Free' study scheme, this course will consume part of your fees free entitlement.

Download the digital flyer pdf Poupou Huia Te Reo.

Poupou Huia Te Reo

Certificate in Māori Protocol and Language for use in the Home

Code: PpHTR
Credits: 40
Duration: 20 weeks
Level: NZQA Level 4
Delivery: Online
Mode: Bilingual (Māori/English)
Next Intakes:  21 February and July 2022
Entry Requirements: Participants are comfortable working with online technology. Minimum age of 17 years. Regular internet access, email address and computer or laptop with a working mic and camera are required. 
Tuition Fees: Free for New Zealand citizens, domestic students and permanent residents. For all those who do not meet any of the above categories, a fee will be required of approximately $2,564.




  • Year One

    HTR1A Te Takuahi
    HTR1B Te Whakawae

After Graduation

Ka puta te ihu

  • Roles in Te Kōhanga Reo and other kaupapa Māori environments
  • Access to other Te Wānanga o Raukawa courses
  • Further study with the next online reo course, Poupou Huia Te Reo Te Hōkairangi Level 5
  • Further study of te reo Māori and mātauranga Māori courses

Past Graduate

He paetahi


Heeni Collins
Ngāti Raukawa
Poupou Huia Te Reo

Heeni Collins, Ngāti Raukawa, was recommended to study Poupou Huia Te Reo by a friend. What she loved most about the course is that it is self-paced, fun and interactive. She says that for her it felt light and relaxed because it was filled with games and interactive activities. "Dragging the answers across to the box made it fun! It was quite enjoyable." She also enjoyed the way the teachings followed a whānau, that way you received kupu to use in the everyday domestic life, in and around the home.

The course, she feels, gets harder and progresses quite quickly, which she enjoys because as an intermediate level learner she was learning new things. Heeni recommends the course to beginners and those who know a bit already and want to go further. She also says for those who aren't surrounded by te reo Māori, Huia Te Reo is a great way to incorporate it into your home. 

"It's good that it's free!"