Te Reo Māori

The reo Māori initiatives below are aimed at increasing the visibility, the application and the everyday usage of te reo Māori in multiple contexts including but not limited to Orākei and the homes of hapū members, in both spoken and written forms.

It seeks to make visible and audible the Māori language so that it permeates our environment and reaches the ears and hearts of our people to advance the cultural capital, health and identity of our people

Me kōrero Māori ngā uri me ngā kaimahi katoa o Ngāti Whātua ki roto i ngā kāinga,


tae atu ki ngā puna reo, kura, wāhi mahi, puta noa ki ngā marae

All NWO staff and descendants, regardless of their level of knowledge, to improve their proficiency in the Māori language by 2020. 

Tākina is coming to Ngāti Whātua Ōrākei!


“Tākina Te Kupu, Tākina Te Kīanga, Tākina Te Kōrero”  

“Recite the Word, Recite the Phrase, Recite the Passage” - Rōpata Pāora (2012)


Tākina is an new innovative accelerated learning programme developed by Ngāti Whātua reo practitioner Ropata Paora. Tākina is a platform where creativity, motivation, lifestyle and practical language strategies collide.


Ngāti Whātua Ōrākei and Tākina have joined forces to provide three free interactive Te Reo Māori programmes for registered Ngāti Whātua Ōrākei members and their spouses / partners. Check out the programmes below. 


If you are having any issues with your Tākina Weekly Online Lessons please contact Moana at


Three Wananga will be held at Orākei Marae in 2019. These wananga provide a supportive learning environment and enhance the online weekly modules. Come along and join this innovative accelerated te reo māori programme in person. You’ll get to meet the awesome kaiako and programme developers and ask them any questions you have as you develop you’re reo using this exciting new teaching method. 


Wānanga Tuatahi

Wānanga Tuarua

Wānanga Tuatoru

12th – 13th

Poutū-te-rangi/ April


24th – 25th Haratua/May




Each wananga starts at 6:00 pm on Friday night and finishing at 7:00 pm on Saturday night.


Ko ngā kaiako

  • Ropata Paora,
  • Moana Roa – Callaghan
  • Robbie Paora


Children over 3 are welcome although child numbers are limited.

Optional overnight accommodation is available on Friday night.

Meals and resources provided.


CLICK HERE for the 2019 Tākina hardcopy enrolment form. 


 Please note you are able to sign up to one, two or all three of the Tākina programmes 


If you have any pātai or would like more information please contact Clay –

Kura Pō available for non-whānau for $60 (limited spots available at this price).



Tākina Facebook Page 

Tākina Instagram


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