Mahuru Māori 2018

This year we are celebrating te reo māori throughout the entire month of Mahuru (September). Check out our Mahuru Māori calendar below  to see what we are getting up to! You can also scroll down for more information on the initiatives.






 #Tunukai101 - a four part bi-lingual cooking series showing you how to cook our favourite dishes. It is presented by our very own Ngāti Whātua Ōrākei whānau (the real deal lol). 



Do you think you have what it takes to be Ngāti Whātua Orākei’s next Trivia master? Register now below! 


This trivia night will be bilingual and there will be some questions in te reo māori, so it is advised that you poach one of your te reo māori speaking cuzzies now.


Āhea: Rātapu, 30th of Mahuru 2018

Te wā: 5:00 pm

Ki hea: Orākei RSA (178 Kepa Rd)



Maximum of 5 people per team. 

Light snacks will be provided. 


Click here to register your team  


Reo Māori Hunt

The Reo Hunt is back! 

Get and out about with the whānau this Māori Language Week and give te reo māori a go. Your mission – to solve the clues and collect all kupu along the way!


At each wāhi/location, you will receive a Tīwhiri/Clue directing you to the next wāhi. At each wāhi you will be given a kupu/word.

It is very important to keep note of these kupu, write them down on your reo hunt activity sheet! By the end of the hunt, you will collected words that form a special Ngāti Whātua Ōrākei rerenga kōrero/sentence. No skipping locations or you may get the sentence wrong.

There are also a few challenges along the way. Kia kaha! 


The Reo Hunt will be open from Rāhina 10thof Mahuru to Rāmere 14thof Mahuru


What you'll need

He pene/A pen

A phone to take photos, and to any unfamiliar māori words

Activity Sheet - These can be picked up from Te Pou Whakairo/Admin, Whareora, OR print one here


To get started

Head to Te Pou Whakairo to read the first clue here


Community Reo Lesson

Ngāti Whātua Ōrākei will be holding FREE te reo māori lessons for the community and we’d love for you to attend. There are no strings attached! All you need to do is show up, keen to give it a go. All resources provided.


Āhea: Rātū 11th & Rāpare 13th of Mahuru 2018
Te wā: 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Ki hea: Orākei School


Kore utu-These lessons are free of charge. You can attend 1 or both lessons, up to you.
Parking available in school car park on Grace Street and Grace Street itself

To register interest, please email 


(te reo māori debate)

Back by popular demand, Pō Tautohetohe is a night not to be missed. Some of our best te reo māori orators put themselves on the taumata kōrero for a ‘healthy’ debate. Come and watch, listen, participate! If you are keen to participate in the debates, tuku imera ki


Āhea: Rāapa, 12th of Mahuru 2018

Te wā:  6 pm till late

Ki hea: Orākei Marae 


Koi Cafe

Nau mai, haere mai! Pop into Koi from the 12th – 14th of Mahuru to order your kawhe in te reo Māori and you’ll receive a FREE limited edition Keepcup.  Special Te Reo Māori resources will be on hand in Koi Cafe to help you make your order. Kia kaha koe!


Limit to 1 cup per person. For whānau over 16 years only. 


Click here to visit the Koi Facebook page to see their opening hours

Haerenga ki te Whare Kararehe 


The Zoo + Te Reo Māori, who would’ve thought? In partnership with Auckland Zoo, we have lots of Whānau passes up for grabs! (2 Adults & 3 Children). Hoake tātou! We’ve had a go at translating the Zoo activity sheets and maps, so your mission is to give it a go as you navigate your way around the different kararehe at the Auckland Zoo. 


Āhea:  Rāhoroi, 22 Mahuru 2018
Te Wā: 10am 

Ki hea: Auckland Zoo Entrance


Please note: for registered hapū members and spouses only. 

Please note: Tamariki under 4 years of age are free.  Limited tickets available. 



Click here to register for a Whānau pass



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