Poutuarongo Reo Māori

Bachelor of Te Reo Māori

Ko te reo te kuaha ki te ao Māori - Te reo is the doorway to understanding the world of our tūpuna.  Te reo Māori is also the means to express our unique place in the universe.  If your desire is to speak, understand and become an exponent of te reo Māori, this qualification will get you there with its proven methods for intensive, accelerated language learning.

Fostering competency alongside a love and respect for te reo Māori is a key aspiration for Poutuarongo Reo Māori students at Te Wānanga o Raukawa. The first year of this degree (Heke Reo Māori) focuses on developing confidence in speaking, listening and understanding the language as well as introducing key Māori concepts and values. You will attend immersion classes Monday to Friday with a number of residential seminars (noho) throughout the year to provide context and depth to the learnings.  

You will need to enrol and complete the first year of the Heke Reo Māori before enrolling in years 2 & 3 of the Poutuarongo Reo degree. 

In years two and three, students continue to expand their kete of vocabulary, grammar, waiata, karakia and understanding of kawa and tikanga. Studies include research on your own iwi, hapū and marae so you can stand confidently knowing who you are. On completion of this tohu you will have attained a high level of proficiency in the language, be confident to converse in te reo Māori and gained competency in mihimihi, whai kaupapa, karakia and waiata.  

As a graduate you will be well positioned to enter post-graduate level studies in te reo Māori, or undertake further study towards a range of careers including teaching, broadcasting, research and policy development. Having fluency of te reo Māori is a key factor that will set you apart from others competing in the same work space. All students are encouraged to speak their iwi dialect.  

Note: This course is taught in te reo Māori.

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Poutuarongo Reo Māori

Bachelor of Te Reo Māori

Code: PReo
Credits: 360
 3 years
Level: NZQA Level 7
Delivery: Daily classes, residential seminars and self directed learning
Location: Ōtaki
Mode: Te reo Māori
Next Intake: Huringa 1 (14 March 2022)
Entry Requirements: Minimum age of 17 years. Regular internet access, email address and computer or laptop with a working mic and camera are required. Successful completion of the Heke Reo qualification.
Tuition Fees: $10,075 (approximately)



  • Year One

    PREOA101 Te Whata Nui o Te Kāinga 1
    PREOA102 Te Whata Nui o Te Kāinga 2
    PREOA103 He Ora Kei Te Kupu
    PREOA104 Kia Rangatira Te Kai
    PREOA105 E Kore Au e Ngaro
    PREOA106 Whakatupuria Te Tātainga Whakaaro


    IWI101 Private Study of One Marae
    IWI102 Private Study of Iwi History

  • Year Two

    PREOA201 Kia Pakē Mai Tō Reo!
    PREOA202 Te Heke Mai Raro
    PREOA203 Whitirere Ki Te Ao!
    PREOA204 Te Hau o Matariki
    PREOA205 Te Hōkioi
    PREOA206 Te Tuawhiti


    IWI201 Private Study of One Hapū
    IWI202 Selected Private Studies

  • Year Three

    PREOA301 Te Reo Kāmehameha
    PREOA302 Te Reo Kahurangi
    PREOA303 Te Heke Whirinui
    PREOA304 Te Whītiki o Te Kī
    PREOA305 Te Whakarauora Reo
    PREOA306 Te Reo o Manu Tioriori
    PREOA307 Te Reo Wetewete


    IWI302 Hapū and Iwi Performance

After Graduation

Ka puta te ihu

  • Journalist
  • Television and Radio Presenters
  • Tutor / Lecturer
  • Teacher
  • Kaiāwhina / Advisor
  • Māori Language Resource Developers
  • Te Reo Māori Editors and Content Writers
  • Senior Māori Advisors and Language Policy Analysts
  • Researcher