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Learning te reo Māori online with Te Kura

Te Aho o Te Kura Pounamu (Te Kura) offers online te reo Māori courses to all New Zealanders, living in New Zealand, free of charge. 

Te Kura Chief Executive Mike Hollings says it’s been rewarding to adapt te reo Māori resources for the school’s online learning environment. “We are pleased to contribute to the Te Wiki o te Reo Māori theme of ‘Kia Kaha te Reo Māori’ – make Māori Language strong’.” He says, “Schools can enrol students and individuals can also enrol in our te reo Māori courses".

Linda Compton says the decision to enrol in Te Kura to improve her knowledge and use of te reo Māori, came about as a desire to be a better and more effective classroom teacher.

The teacher at Waihopai School in Invercargill has taught for 25 years, and says she felt it was time to develop a better command and confidence with te reo.

“I wanted to have a deeper understanding of Māori culture and connect better with the Māori students in my class. I also wanted to help all my students to value and appreciate our indigenous culture and language.”

“It was scary to start with and I felt clumsy in my pronunciations. But over time, and with the feedback from the Te Kura tutors, my confidence grew and my listening, speaking, reading and writing of Māori language improved greatly. I have just completed the introductory course and feel incredibly satisfied and proud of my improvements.”

Linda says she loves sharing her lessons with her class of Year 6 students. “I still have to remind myself to use te reo in as many parts of my class as possible, but it gets easier and more natural all of the time. I write new words I plan to use each week on the board to remind myself, and my class will even remind me when I use the English word when I could have used the Māori word.”

Linda says overcoming the initial apprehension of learning a new language was easier than expected.

“Rather than not speak the language for fear of saying something wrong, I decided to just do it, and the more I use it, the more confident I become and the more I am enjoying it.”

Te Kura is New Zealand’s state distance education provider, offering personalised learning programmes to students from early childhood to NCEA Level 3.


Courses in Te Reo Māori available at Te Kura:

Beginners’ Māori - Curriculum Levels 1–5

Te Reo Māori - NCEA Level 1 (course endorsement available)

Te Reo Māori - NCEA Level 2 (course endorsement available)

Te Reo Māori - NCEA Level 3 (course endorsement available)

Ka Mau Te Wehi

For enrolment criteria, please visit

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Nominations for the Te Taiwhenua o Heretaunga Te Haaro Board of Trustees opens on October 10, 2018 at 12 noon

To be eligible to vote, voters must be:

  • Registered with Ngāti Kahungunu Iwi incorporated. New Registrations with Ngati Kahungunu will close for the election on the day nominations close - 9 November 2018. Please note: New Registrations will be closed on the day of voting at the Marae Election hui.
  • Only Tangata Whenua ki Heretaunga: being those members who affiliate by whakapapa to Kahungunu, who reside in Heretaunga and have association to marae/Hapū of Te Taiwhenua o Heretaunga may vote.

Every Hapū/Marae Group, shall convene and complete an election in accordance with the following principles:

-       Only registered members of that Hapū/Marae Group may be nominated for appointment to the Board to represent that Hapū/Marae Group

-       Nomination shall be by way of formal written nomination signed by two registered members of the Hapū/Marae Group and countersigned by the nominee.

Important dates:

  • October 10        Nominations Open at 12 noon
  • November 9      Nominations Close at 12 noon
  • Nov 24 - Dec 7  Election hui held at each marae (if required)
  • December 15     Official results declared

Information packs which include a nomination form can be downloaded from here or collected from the main reception at 821 Orchard Road, Hastings from 12 noon on October 10 or they are available online now…..check it out

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Kia ora e te whānau,

The Settlement Trust is holding eight Ratification Hui around Aotearoa to ensure you are informed kanohi ki te kanohi and can ask questions about the settlement package and ratification process.

 This settlement is for you and your vote is very important. If sufficient support is achieved for our settlement we will secure redress that includes $93 million and 9,000 hectares of culturally significant land on behalf of the iwi and hapū of Wairarapa and Tāmaki Nui-a-Rua.

 Tihei Kahungunu! 

"Everyone needs to register and get ready for the future, because we’re about to go somewhere we’ve never been before and it’s going to be very special and we can be proud to be Kahungunu."

 Click here to hear from Trustee Hayden Hape about why it's important that you register and vote!


Date: Tuesday, 16 Oct 2018
Venue: Grand Millennium Hotel, 71 Mayoral Drive
Time: 6pm–8pm

Date: Friday, 19 Oct 2018
Venue: The GRB Hall, 509 Tuhikaramea Road, Temple View
Time: 6pm–8pm

Date: Sunday, 21 Oct 2018
Venue: Pouakani Marae, 57 Moana Crescent
Time: 11am–1pm

Date: Saturday, 27 Oct 2018
Venue: The Commodore Hotel, 449 Memorial Drive
Time: 10.30am–12.30pm

Masterton and Special General Meeting
Date: Sunday, 11 Nov 2018
Venue: Copthorne Solway, High Street, Solway
Time: 10.30am–12.30pm

We need your vote!

Please encourage all your Ngāti Kahungunu ki Wairarapa Tāmaki Nui-a-Rua whānau to register and vote as well!

Voting is available online, by post or in-person at the Information Hui. For more information about what we’re asking for you vote on, visit



P O Box 756 
Masterton, 5840

189 Queen Street Rear
Masterton, 5840


0800 KKWTNR (0800 559 867)