Te Reo


Do you want to learn Te Reo Maori but dont want to go back to school?

Since July 2013 we have provided an easy access, non threatening learning environment for Te Reo Maori night classes. These 2 hour classes are run during the standard School Terms.

Our lessons include some tikanga, and we also organise a tour of local historic sites, and a visit to a marae. We do not charge for the classes but invite people to share in the costs by giving a koha.

Our goal is to help people gain a love for the language by enable them to learn proper pronunciation, greetings, how to mihi and share their pepeha.

Our Beginners class suits those with little or no experience and concentrates on pronunciation, greetings, and some whakapapa. Our Intermediate class takes this further and includes learning to mihi and share our pepeha. Classes begin and end with waiata and karakia and most terms conclude with a hakari (feast).

Our kaiako is Tu Kiwi, who hails from Tauranga Moana.

To register your interest in joining a class, please contact class organisor, Phil Pawley by emailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or phone 07 8895683