Te Reo Māori

Te Reo Māori

  • Te Reo Maori



He taoka te reo

he kura pounamu

iti kahuraki

mapihi maurea.

The language is a treasure

Like a greenstone pendant

That which I strive to possess

And carry with me always.

As New Zealand seeks to become even more of a globally respected nation with solid social and political foundations, the need to revitalise and embrace te reo Māori as a living, everyday language is becoming even more important for people of all walks of life.

This discipline enables people to explore their identity as New Zealanders and to pass on their passion for this language of Aotearoa to others. Te Reo Māori is a highly recommended language option for those who might work with Māori people, indigenous industries or in education, public or communications roles that require bicultural and multicultural competency.

Students majoring in other subject areas such as History, Sociology, Political Science, Human Services, English, Education, Cultural Studies, Law and Social Work often take Māori language courses to support their main field of study.

Contact us

Aotahi School of Māori and Indigenous Studies

Phone +64 3 369 3377Email arts@canterbury.ac.nz

Location 1st Floor, Hikuraki (Te Ao Mārama) - see campus maps

Postal address College of Arts | Te Rāngai Toi Tangata University of Canterbury | Te Whare Wānanga o Waitaha Private Bag 4800 Christchurch 8140 New Zealand

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