Learn from the best

Beau Stowers
Te Rarawa, Ngāpuhi, Ngāti Awa, Te Arawa

Beau Stowers is a graduate of Te Panekiretanga o Te Reo and is studying his PhD in Decolonising Māori Grammar. With over a decade of experience in teaching te reo Māori, Beau was the recipient of a Teaching Excellence Award in 2019. A Kapa Haka and Ngā Manu Kōrero judge, Beau has had numerous advisory and stakeholder roles for language and performing arts programs.

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Beau is a lecturer of te reo Māori in the Faculty of Māori and Indigenous Studies - Te Pua Wānanga ki te Ao. His research interests include Cultural Learning; Indigenous Education; Language Learning; Language/Literacy/Linguistics; Maori Culture/Tikanga; Maori Language and Technology; Maori Research; Maori Translation; Te Reo (Maori Language); Teaching and Learning

Haka exponent

Beau is a seasoned haka performer who has graced Te Matatini stage numerous times. Check him out, front row and centre for Te Iti Kahurangi.


  • Te Panekiretanga o Te Reo, Ranga 12

  • Licensed Translator of Te Reo Māori - Māori Language Commission
  • Teaching Excellence Award - University of Waikato

Appointments and Positions

Beau's contributions to our Māori communities include:

Advisor -

Students have described Beau's teaching style as "structured, creative and assuring". Learn from an award-winning lecturer and take one of Beau's papers at the University of Waikato:

MAORI111 - Te Reo Māori: Introductory 1

An introductory paper for students with little or no knowledge of the Maori language which provides basic everyday language such as:

  • greetings and farewells,
  • focusing on family relationships,
  • numbers and time,
  • shopping, and
  • talking about a trip and commands.

MAORI112: Te Reo Māori: Introductory 2

This paper extends the language and communication skills developed in MAORI111 to include the language of mealtimes, instructions/commands, expression/idioms, describing clothing and parts of the body, and a variety of Marae protocol.

MAORI211: Te Reo Māori: Intermediate 1

This paper builds on the skills acquired in MAORI112, developing a complexity in language skills required in the communication of detailed travel directions, describing internal and external characteristics of a person and describing objects.

MAORI212: Te Reo Māori: Intermediate 2

This paper builds on the skills acquired in MAORI211, developing further language skills required in Maori for communication about feelings, emotions, and describing the weather.

Contact details & media tools

Mr Beau Stowers


Te Pua Wānanga ki te Ao - Faculty of Māori & Indigenous Studies

[email protected]
+64 7 837 9634

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