Poupou Tū Whaikōrero


This certificate programme is for those who have an intermediate level (or above) ability in te reo Māori and some experience in whaikōrero.

The aim of the course is to enhance your capability in whaikōrero, both as an art form and mode of communication. Add to your kete kōrero from the various sections of whaikōrero, including instruction in the use of voice, stance, rākau and other delivery methods.

Poupou Tū Whaikōrero is delivered over a series of noho. Details will vary according to location. 

Enquire about Marae Based Studies options for groups of 30 or more participants. Call 0800 WANANGA (0800 926 2642) today.

Poupou Tū Whaikōrero

Code: PpWhai
Credits: 60
Level: NZQA Level 5
Duration: 17 weeks
Delivery: 4x Residential seminars and self directed learning
Mode: Bilingual (Māori/English)
Next Intake: Huringa 2 (July)
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: $1,231 (approximately).



  • Year One

    Whai1A Te Marae o Tū
    Whai1B Te Whare Kōrero
    Whai1C Te Pae Tapu
    Whai1D Tū Ake

After Graduation

Ka puta te ihu

  • Becoming an exponent of whaikōrero
  • Supporting the paepae at your marae
  • Further study with the Mātauranga Māori degree leading to career pathways in teaching, tikanga and te reo consultancy, cultural advisory services, kaupapa Māori research, broadcasting and management in Māori organisations.