Te Reo Māori
E ngā mana, e ngā reo, huri noa te motu, otirā, huri noa te ao, tēnei te mihi atu a Te Aka Reo o Te Pua Wānanga ki te Ao ki a koutou, e whaiwhai mai nei i ngā mātauranga tuku iho e pā nei ki te reo Māori, kia kaua ai e ngaro, kia mau tonu, kia ita ngā mōhiotanga i mahue iho i ō tātou tūpuna ki a tātou, hei tīpare toa mō tātou. Kāti, tēnā tātou i a rātou.
Nau mai! Piki mai! Kake mai! Kia titiro whakamua tahi atu tātou hei para i te huarahi ki te whakaara ake anō i te reo o te ao hou kei mua i a tātou, hei whakapakari i ō tātou mōhio, hei waiū mō te whakatipuranga ki te inu i te puna mātauranga, i te kete tuauri, i te kete tuatea, i te kete aronui. Otirā, kia para tātou i te huarahi hei kuhu i a tātou ki te hopu me te ako i te reo Māori i roto i tēnei ao hurihuri. I tua atu, kia mau motuhake tonu i a tātou te mana, te wehi, te tapu, te ihi o ia o tātou takitahi ake, i a tātou e hoe nei i ngā moana o iwi kē, o tikanga kē, o ao kē me ōna āhuatanga. Kia tū maitai tātou ki te tiro ā-ao, ki te hono atu ki taua ao mā te mirimiri i aua hono, e whakanui ana i a tātou i runga i te mana o tō tātou reo. Ko te kaupapa hei whaitanga mā tātou ko te titiro ā-ao ki te whakahono atu mā te huarahi o te kaupapa motuhake ake o tātou ake, arā, ko tō tātou reo.
He whai i ngā tohungatanga o te ako me rangahau ngā mātauranga o te reo Māori, o te ao hoki, kia puta ai i te ao pōuri ki te ao mārama.
Kua noho tūturu te reo Māori hei reo motuhake ake mō Aotearoa. Ko te ora, te mate rānei o te reo Māori kei runga katoa i ō tātou ūpoko. Ko ōna wharatanga i ngā wā kua pahure ake nei, kua whakaoho mai anō i te reo i te ao hou nei, arā hoki i ngā hōtaka reo Māori e whakahaerengia nei ki roto i Te Whare Wānanga o Waikato.
Greetings to you all, in your pursuit of excellence in ensuring the survival, the retention and maintenance of our noble language, and its accompanying traditions as succeeded to us by those ancestors as a plume for our heads. May we acknowledge the ancestors who have passed on.
A warm welcome to you all, as we forge new and exciting pathways of enhancing our knowledge, as sustenance for the generations to come to consume knowledge through the medium of Māori language from the three baskets of knowledge. In addition, we forge new and exciting ways of delivering the Māori language in order that people may acquire and learn Māori language to accommodate the changing world. One’s identity as an individual, and as a member of the community, establishes a base for encountering other worldviews and disciplines. The challenge for us all is to develop international links while nurturing that, which makes us unique as a consequence of our own language. Māori is an official language of Aotearoa/New Zealand. The maintenance, retention and survival of the Māori language is dependent on each and every one of us. The erosion of the language in the past has been succeeded by revitalisation within contemporary society, especially within the Māori language programmes offered here at Te Whare Wānanga o Waikato, the University of Waikato. Within Te Aka Reo, students have the opportunity to learn the language from beginners level to advanced levels.
The recognition of Māori as an official language of Aotearoa has been accompanied by an acknowledgement of tangata whenua issues within the community and society as a whole. The ability to be fluent in both Māori and English has become increasingly important within a number of professional areas.
Some of these areas are:
- Education (teaching and the development of learning resources);
- Medicine (practice and therapy);
- Research (tribal, national and museum);
- Media (television, radio, publications and new developments);
- Government (politics, research and translation);
- Travel and Tourism;
- And many others.
A Major in Te Reo Māori
Supporting Subject in Te Reo Māori
The supporting subject should comprise 70 points including 40 points above 100 level. Students may take any te reo papers provided prerequisite requirements are met.
Specialisations within Te Reo Māori
Te Tohu Paetahi
Te Tohu Paetahi is Te Pua Wānanaga ki te Ao's flagship specialist programme for those students with a commitment to learning Māori, who wish to complete a Bachelor of Arts (BA) or Bachelor of Māori and Pacific Development (BMPD) degree taught through the medium of te reo Māori.
Te Reo Māori Language
Te Reo Māori
Papers in Te Reo Māori
The following papers are offered by the Faculty of Māori and Indigenous Studies towards a major in Te Reo Māori. For the full list of papers that count towards a major in Te Reo Māori, including papers offered by faculties other than FMIS, please refer to the Online Catalogue of Papers. Where the information contained within the Online Catalogue of Papers differs from that contained within this site, the Online Catalogue of Papers shall take precedence.
REOM100 - Te Reo Māori me ōna Tikanga: The Māori Language and its Customs
REOM101 - Introduction to Conversational Māori for Absolute Beginners
REOM111 - Te Reo Māori: Introductory 1
REOM112 - Te Reo Māori: Introductory 2
REOM206 - Te Ringa Tuhirau i te Kete Kōrero
REOM211 - Te Reo Māori: Intermediate 1
REOM212 - Te Reo Māori: Intermediate 2
REOM213 - Te Reo Māori: Post-Intermediate 1
REOM214 - Te Reo Māori: Post-Intermediate 2
REOM290 - He Rangahau Kaupapa Kōrero Motuhake: Directed Study
REOM305 - Ngā Reo o te Moana-nui-a-Kiwa
REOM312 - Te Whakatakoto i te Kupu me ōna Tikanga Katoa: A Description of Māori Language
REOM313 - Te Reo Māori: Pre-Advanced
REOM314 - Te Reo Māori: Advanced
REOM316 - Te Reo Ahurei
REOM390 - He Ketuketunga Kaupapa Kōrero: Directed Study
TIKA310 - Ngā Pepeha, ngā Whakataukī me ngā Kupu Whakaari: Proverbial and Prophetic Sayings
MAOR513 - Karanga me te Whaikōrero
MAOR530 - Te Rengarenga: Assessing Te Reo Māori in Competitive Contexts
MAOR531 - Te Kawariki: Practicum in Assessing Te Reo Māori in Competitive Contexts
MAOR551 - Te Kupu, Te Reo, Ngā Kōrero
MAOR552 - Te Kōrero, Te Tikanga, Te Wairua
MAOR560 - Te Karera: He Takawhetanga nā te Ngutu
MAOR570 - Te Mahi Rangahau: Māori and Pacific Research Methods and Issues
MAOR590 - Directed Study
MAOR591 - Dissertation
MAOR592 - Dissertation
MAOR593 - Māori Thesis
MAOR594 - Māori Thesis
MAOR800 - Te Reo Māori MPhil Thesis
MAOR900 - Te Reo Māori PhD Thesis