Māori are the original inhabitants of Aotearoa, and are described as the tangata whenua of New Zealand. There are approximately 15,000 Māori living in Taranaki making up a significant proportion of this district.
Mai i Parininihi ki Waitotara ki Taipake koira te rohe whanui o Taranaki. Ka eke nga karangatanga iwi o konei ki te karangatanga tuangahuru, a, koira te mana whenua ki konei.
Māori Studies at WITT
Learning Māori is something that should be lived, not just taught, and WITT is able to offer you total immersion Māori language programmes. Our Māori classes are designed to give you a working understanding of te reo Māori as well as an appreciation of cultural protocols and customs, all within a supportive wananga learning environment.
Many graduates return to their iwi, hapu and marae to share the knowledge and confidence gained while studying, and apply their new skills in a work, home or community environment.
Te Wananga Māori
Ko te ara matua o tenei kura wnanga kia ako ngatahi te reo me te tikanga tera e toua iho ai te purapura o te matauranga, kia puawai ai nga pukenga kia tu marae ai te akonga kia tu ranatira te akonga. Inahoki ko te aki wharekura kia rukuhia i te ruka a te kawau ki roto i te hohonutanga o te reo me kore e kitea ai i te ara toi matua e mahora ana ki mua i te aroaro o te tauira, katahi ke eke panuku ke eke Tangaroa kia puta ki te whai ao ki te ao marama.