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Professional Development

At Poutawa, we specialize in transformative professional development training, enabling businesses to embrace and integrate the rich heritage of te reo Māori and the wisdom of Mātauranga Māori. Our approach is not just educational – it's fun, engaging, and deeply respectful of the cultural values that underpin our ancient knowledge systems.

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"Ki te kotahi te kākaho ka whati ki te kāpuia e kore e whati"

"If there is but one reed it will break, but if it is bunched together it will not"
- Kīngi Tāwhiao

Ā tātou mahi - Our Services

Te Reo Māori Language Training:

  • Tailored programs from beginner to advanced levels, designed to suit your business needs. Our interactive sessions make learning te reo Māori an enjoyable and enriching experience.


Understanding Mātauranga Māori:

  • Discover the philosophical worldviews and traditional knowledge of the Māori culture. Our workshops are crafted to encourage appreciation and application of these principles in modern business contexts.

Cultural Workshops and Retreats:

  • Experience immersive cultural retreats that offer a deeper understanding and personal connection with Māori traditions and customs.

Customized Consultation:

  • Specific consultancy services to help your organization integrate Te Reo Māori and Mātauranga Māori into your corporate culture and communication strategies.

Why Choose Poutawa?

Expert Instructors: Our team consists of fluent reo speakers and scholars of Mātauranga Māori, bringing authentic insights and practical knowledge.

Interactive Learning: We believe in learning by doing. Our sessions are interactive, using modern teaching methods intertwined with traditional practices.

Cultural Sensitivity: With a deep respect for Māori culture, we ensure that our training is sensitive, accurate, and in line with cultural protocols.

Customized Solutions: We understand that each business is unique. Our programs are tailored to meet your specific organisational needs.

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"I want to take this opportunity to say that I have found the course to be life-changing. Which I know sounds dramatic - but it's true. I have developed a passion for Te Ao Māori and am just loving all the learning which I have found challenging but really enjoyable. I think you and Tahau are both extraordinary educators who make me feel safe to learn and motivated to learn. I feel very lucky to have had the opportunity to learn from you both. What can I say....mē hē te! Thank you so much.
And my whole whānau have committed to watching back the session recordings over the holidays and revising and learning together. That makes me super-happy! Ngā mihi nui,"

Lorraine, Wellington

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