Cultural competency - Te Tiriti o Waitangi training

This course is for anyone who would like to develop their cultural competency, their confidence, and understanding of Te Reo and the Titiri o Waitangi. This could be for personal development or to help empower effective engagement within the workplace.

Cultural competency training empowers individuals, groups, and teams with an ability to engage effectively not only with Māori people but with people from any ethnicity including their own by helping you to understand the value of who you are and where you come from first by developing your basic understandings of Te Reo me ona Tikanga (Māori language and protocols) and Te Ao Māori (Māori ways of life).

2024 dates

External Cultural Competency

  • Wednesday, 14 August
  • Wednesday, 31 July
  • Monday, 4 September

Internal Cultural Competency

  • Wednesday, 19 June
  • Monday, 7 October

Each scheduled course is conditional upon a minimum of 12 people enrolling in each workshop. If we do not receive sufficient enrolments, you will be given the option to postpone to a later date.

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Te Reo Māori

"Ko taku reo taku ohooho, ko taku reo taku mapihi mauria

My language is my awakening, my language is the window to my soul"

We are proud to offer Te Reo Māori language courses. Reconnect with your culture and get better at communicating with people in your whanau, community and workplace.

Te Reo Māori (Level 2)

This programme is for learners who have a basic understanding and ability in the use of Te Reo Māori and have a genuine desire to communicate with little support in familiar everyday contexts and in Māori environments where they feel comfortable.

You will:

  • Learn basic Māori vocabulary and grammatical structures
  • Be able to express basic connections to the land, environment and people of the area
  • Apply technical knowledge of foundation-level Te Reo Māori
  • Develop respect for Te Reo Māori as you learn about yourself and others.

Find out more about Te Reo Māori (Level 2)