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2023 Programmes


Absolute Beginner

This programme is suitable for absolute beginners with no or very minimal experience learning and understanding te reo Māori.

Intermediate Beginner

This programme is suitable for participants who have completed level 1, or who have had a basic introduction to learning te reo Māori.

Advanced Beginner

This programme is suitable for participants who have completed level 2, or who are comfortable using simple sentence and structures in a conversation.


Delivered for the first time in 2023, this programme is suitable for advanced beginners or those who have completed Level 3. 80% of this programme will be delivered in te reo Māori.


Learn with your colleagues

Takitini is a new approach Kāuru is offering to nine learning institutes in the Wellington region and three learning centres in the Manawatū/Horowhenua region. 


Takitini enables kaiako and kaimahi to learn at their own Learning centre with colleagues and whānau members with an assigned Pūkenga. The level offered for Takitini is Level 2. A minimum of 30 participants is required and a maximum of 40 participants. 


The programme starts in April 2023 and the duration is 20 weeks. There is no cost for the resources or Pūkenga. If you would like your kura or learning centre to participate in Takitini, please contact Te Whatanui Winiata at to register your interest or to request more information. There will only be one Takitini cohort in each year. 

Term 3 Registrations
  • Term 3 registrations will open at Week 5 of term 2.

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