Poupou Huia Te Reo


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.

Poupou Huia Te Reo

Code: PpHTR
Credits: 40
Duration: 20 weeks
Level: NZQA Level 4
Delivery: Online
Mode: Bilingual (Māori/English)
Next Intake: February 18
Entry Requirements: Minimum age of 17 years. Regular internet access, email address and computer, laptop, tablet or other suitable mobile device is 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 $,2564.

Poupou Huia Te Reo



  • 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