Poupou Huia Te Reo - Te Hōkairangi


Poupou Huia Te Reo – Te Hōkairangi is a level 5 online Māori language certificate teaching everyday Māori language relevant to the home, the whānau and the wider community. It is the sequel to our Poupou Huia Te Reo level 4 online certificate and is recommended for advanced beginners to intermediate level speakers.

To enrol in this course you must have already completed Poupou Huia Te Reo 1 or an equivalent qualification. To gain Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) you will undergo a brief assesment over the phone with a tutor.

Poupou Huia Te Reo – Te Hōkairangi is delivered entirely online and follows the daily activities of a whānau through a series of audio lessons and online activities to teach commonly used phrases, words and useful constructions. Additionally, traditional Māori pūrākau are used to help further develop language and understanding of the Māori world view. Language learned is immediately applicable to activities in the home, work and community; learning is supported by regular usage as you perform your everyday activities.

We recommend you spend around 12 hours a week on the listening activities, exercises and interaction with others in the course. You don’t have to sit at the computer to do this; download and listen to the audio while commuting to work, spend your lunch break doing activities, or when the tamariki have gone to bed. The best thing about this course is that you can learn in your own time, at your own pace and with others.

Language development requires practise, so apply the learning as you engage with people, pets, things or even imaginary listeners. It is recommended you spend an additional 8-10 hours practising outside of the 12 hour engagement with the online material. If practise is woven into your everyday activity it will not be an imposition.

Access to the internet is required because all the content is delivered online. Feeling rusty after a while away from formal learning? Don’t be concerned; the more you put into the course, the more you will get out of it. Tutor support will also be available for the duration of your study.

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 $2,573. 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 -Te Hōkairangi

Credits: 40
 20 weeks
Delivery: Online
Level: NZQA Level 5
Mode: Bilingual (Māori/English)
Next Intake: 15 July 2019
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 $2,573.




  • Year One

    HTR2A Te Hōkainuku
    HTR2B Te Hōkairangi

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 of te reo Māori and mātauranga Māori courses