Poutuarongo Reo Māori

Bachelor of Te Reo Māori

The revival and maintenance of te reo and tikanga Māori is a pursuit of Te Wānanga o Raukawa and a key focus of our language programmes.

Poutuarongo Reo Māori is a three year degree where you will learn the Māori language and tikanga, and research your iwi, hapū and marae.  This degree programme is based at the Ōtaki campus where you attend daily classes and residential seminars, or noho, over the year.

The first year of study is with the Heke Reo Māori diploma where you are introduced to the foundations of the Māori language and tikanga. Develop your confidence in speaking, listening and understanding te reo, as well as Māori concepts and values. Gain skills in mihimihi, karakia, waiata and kōrero.

Continue to expand your reo proficiency to a high standard in years two and three of the programme. As a graduate you will be well-positioned to enter postgraduate level studies of te reo Māori or undertake further study towards a range of careers, including teaching, broadcasting, research and policy development.

Note: This course is taught in te reo Māori.

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
Mode: Te reo Māori
Next Intake: Huringa 1 (March)
Entry Requirements: Minimum age of 17 years. Regular internet access, email address and computer, laptop, tablet or other suitable mobile device is required. A level of proficiency is te reo Māori is recommended.
Tuition Fees: $10,018 (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