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Māori Development & Education

Kei hea taku manapou, taku manatawa?

This whakataukī speaks of the origin of te reo Māori that was brought to Aotearoa in the beak of the kākā bird who then dispersed them throughout the land to grow and to flourish into the treasured reo of our people. 

The name Poutawa derives from these two seeds te manapou and te manatawa

We embody this whakataukī in our aim to cherish and nurture our reo and mātauranga Māori so that Aotearoa can flourish.

This is the guiding vision for the creation of Poutawa Reo and what we aspire to achieve.

Kaupapa: Who are we?

Poutawa work alongside organisations and institutions to develop their cultural capability and confidence to uplift all aspects of te reo and mātauranga Māori.


We believe in empowering all people to achieve their aspirations of Māori knowledge so that they can walk confidently in this area.

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Ā tātou mahi: Our Work


Courses and Learning Opportunities


Educational Resources and Development


Professional Learning


Marae Development and Strategic planning

Ngā Aro mihi: What our clients say

Michelle , Botany

​Thank you for the resources. As someone who has only started learning te reo Māori but an experienced language teacher, they have been really useful in helping me get my head around things. Thank you!

Maureen, Auckland

Thank you for sharing your knowledge and building my confidence in being able to carry on my ancestors' language.

Lorraine, Wellingto

I want  to say that I have found the course to be life-changing. I have developed a passion for Te Ao Māori and am just loving all the learning which I have found challenging but really enjoyable.

Keely, Kohimarama

I am forever grateful for you guys giving me confidence to give it a go and adding more Kupu to my kete! This course is hands down the best PD I have done in NZ.

Dawson, Ngaruawāhia

​We have been very pleased with the resources you have created and will no doubt purchase more in the future.

Cath, Wellington

You are really on point with how you are pitching your lessons, the pace is great and people are singing your praises! Thanks for a wonderful start. We appreciate the extra support/time with te reo.

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