Our Courses - Language, Culture & Teaching - Te Tohu Hiwi
Our Courses - Language, Culture & Teaching - Te Tohu Hiwi

Te Tohu Hiwi - being tūhoe


No te kura whakaoho mauri”
From the place that inspires

Do you aspire to be a fluent Te Reo Māori speaker? Do you want to be more involved in hapū and/or iwi affairs?

Te Tohu Hiwi sets a strong foundation for you to become fluent in Te Reo Māori, to grow your own involvement in iwi and hapū development, and to ensure a successful career in a Māori context within your mahi.

This one year diploma will also prepare you for entry into our Bachelor in Te Reo Māori or our Bachelor of Teaching qualifications.


Start Date:

February 2023




1 Year, Full-Time



Mixed Delivery Mode:

Studylink available

Delivered through regular wānanga, field trips/ tohu whenua, online tutorials and iwi/hapū engagement.

Fees/Payment Options:


Entry Criteria

  • Open to applicants 18 years and older
  • Be interested in te reo Māori
  • Prepared to study at tertiary level
  • On successful completion a student can apply to enrol on other programmes at Anamata

Programme Team

Programme Tutor(s):



Te Reo Māori

This is a foundation paper for beginners with a focus on spoken Māori using the Tūhoe dialect. Emphasis will be placed on increasing your capacity to write, to read, and to comprehend basic te reo Māori.


You will investigate and discover the history of selected traditional and contemporary laments. You will learn a body of songs for practical use on the marae and in the community.


This course will examine Tūhoe iwi identity and its link to whakapapa, marae, and waka. You will visit Tūhoe cultural sites, learn tribal pakiwaitara and whakataukī.

Te Ao Māori

You will develop an understanding of your role in traditional and contemporary Tūhoe society.


This paper will equip you with the necessary academic skills to study at tertiary level. You will learn how to research, how to read a range of materials and how to write an academic essay. You will develop practical language writing skills for use in study, at work and in the home.

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