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"


Whether you aspire to teach, social work or other careers focused around Te Ao Māori,  this diploma will set a strong foundation for your continued tertiary education,  for your mahi and ensuring a successful career in a Māori context, or for your own growing involvement in iwi & hapu development. 

By choosing this programme pathway you will be exposed to Te Reo Māori, Tikanga, History, Mōteatea, and academic skills. 

Successful completion also counts towards our degree programmes as a pre-requisite for entry into both Te Tohu o Te Reo Māori and Tohu Ako Paetahi: Mā Te Reo Māori.   The completion of this diploma is also recommended and can provide invaluable insight into Te Ao Māori for students looking at enrolling in our Social Service & Health Programmes.


Start Date:

February 2020


Five (5)


1 Year, Full-Time


12-14 Morrison Street, Tāneatua

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Mixed Delivery Mode:

Two-weekend wānanga per month

Fees/Payment Options:

$5610.00 including Student Fee Protection

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Entry Criteria

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

Programme Team

Enrolment & Administration:

Rocky  Broughton

Programme Manager:

Sandy Hata

Programme Tutor(s):

Huka Williams


Kōrero Māori

This paper will equip students with the key academic skills to study at tertiary level.

Te Reo Māori

This is a foundation paper for beginners with an emphasis on spoken Te Reo Māori using the Tūhoe dialect.


Students will investigate and discover the history of selected traditional and contemporary Mātaatua laments.    


This course will examine Tūhoe iwi identity and its link to whakapapa, marae, and waka.

Tū Rangatira

Students develop an understanding of traditional and contemporary Māori visual art practices and its associated history to Te Ao Māori.

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