News / 18 May, 2017
Learn te reo Māori anywhere in Aotearoa University of Canterbury: Aotahi School of Māori and Indigenous Studies

Learn te reo Māori anywhere in Aotearoa

Start learning te reo Māori anywhere in Aotearoa with this list of introductory, part-time te reo Māori classes.

The below entries are free* unless specified, in which case low-cost fees apply. There are no prerequisites or prior qualifications required for enrolment.

On location classes

Te Wānanga o Aotearoa (locations nationwide)

AUT (Auckland CBD & South Auckland)

Unitec (Auckland)

Rutherford College (West Auckland) (fees apply)

Mangere East Community Centre (South Auckland)

Auckland Women's Centre (Auckland)

Waiheke Adult Learning (Auckland)


Northtec (Kaikohe, Whangarei)

Otamatea marae (Northland)

Te Whare Wananga o Awanuiārangi (Whakatāne, Auckland, Northland)

Whitireia (Porirua, Kāpiti, Auckland)

Eastern Institute of Technology (Hawke’s Bay, Tairāwhiti/Gisborne)

Toi Ohomai (Rotorua)


Community Education Centre (Wellington)


REAP House (Marlborough)

NMIT (Nelson, Hawke’s Bay)


Ara Institute of Canterbury (Christchurch, Timaru, Ashburton, Oamaru)

Southern Institute of Technology (Gore, Invercargill)

Risingholme Community Centre (Christchurch) (fees apply)

Hagley College (Christchurch) (fees apply)

University of Canterbury / Aotahi: School of Māori and Indigenous Studies (Christchurch) (fees apply)


Online resources & correspondence

Te Kura – The Correspondence School

Open Wānanga

Te Wānanga o Raukawa

Victoria University


Otago University

Te Pumanawa app download

Māori Made Easy

Te Whanake

Tōku Reo (Māori Television series)

Ōpaki (Māori Television series)


*Free or zero fees courses are only available to domestic students/New Zealand residents. See the course provider for more information.

For a list of higher te reo Māori tertiary qualifications and programmes, head to 

If you would like to add a free or low-cost te reo Māori class for beginners to this list call 0800 782436 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  




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