woman karanga te reo

This course is now fully booked.

To go on the wait list please contact Kathryn Heard at [email protected] or 09 526 0341

This course is part of our bicultural journey as we take up the challenge of learning the first language of this country – te reo Māori. In the process of learning the basics of Te Reo Māori we’ll also discover more about Māori as tangata whenua and how relationships might be forged and faith shared in Aotearoa New Zealand.

The class will be fun, free of charge and focussed on developing simple but useful language skills. We will learn how to mihi (greet people), say a pepehā (introduction), write and recite karakia (prayers) and sing waiata (songs).  We will also learn how to tailor our new language skills to suit specific occasions.

Class Times:

Wednesday Night (for 12 weeks starting Wednesday 8th March)

Shared meal at 5.15pm

Class 6.00pm – 7.30pm

Students of Te Ao Māori are particularly encouraged to attend. The two courses are designed to work together to reinforce your language learning.

An experienced kaiako, Whaea Lorraine Taogaga will guide us on this learning journey.

Lorraine te reo maori-smiling

Tena koutou katoa.
Nō Ngatiwhatua me Tainui ōku iwi.
Ko Te Uri o Hau, Ko Ngati Mahanga me Ngati Te Wehi ōku hapū.
He uri ahau hoki nō Hamoa. Ko Lorraine Taogaga tōku ingoa.

Congratulations to those of you who have chosen to learn about Te Ao Māori and Te Reo Māori at Carey. Before I began studying theology at Laidlaw College in 2014, I taught Te Reo Māori at primary and secondary school, for close to twenty years. I am very much looking forward to teaching you some basic tenets of the Māori language.

He whakatauki, a proverb “He waka eke noa.” We are all in this together with no exceptions.
Nau mai. Piki mai. Kake mai. Haere mai!