Te Reo Online Workshops

See below for how to register for our Te Reo workshops. These are online and are fully funded.

How to Hui

Friday, 29 October 2021, 10:30-11:30 am 
This online workshop will be a conversation led by Te Ataahia Hurihanganui to discuss and ask questions about workplace hui and the different processes involved including karakia, kaikōhau, mihi/mihimihi, whakatau and pōwhiri. Learn more about opening and closing rituals and how to apply them both in-person and online. 
This opportunity is targeted at new participants/learners or people who are new to the Adult and Community Education sector and have not attended any of our previous Te Reo workshops (either online or in person).

Click here to register for How to Hui.

The Meaning of Mihi 

Friday, 5 November 2021, 10:30-11:30 am 
Explore the meaning/s of mihi and what they encompass. This online workshop will be a conversation led by Te Ataahia Hurihanganui to discuss the different meanings of mihi, mihimihi, mihi whakatau, mihi poroporoaki and whaikōrero. Learn more about the intentions and purposes of mihi presentation, practice pronunciation techniques for common greetings and explore different resources available to all for the development of one's own personal mihi. 
This opportunity is targeted at new participants/learners or people who are new to the Adult and Community Education sector and have not attended any of our previous Te Reo workshops (either online or in person).

Click here to register for The Meaning of Mihi.

Te Ao Māori – The Learning Environment 

Friday, 12 November 2021, 10:30-11:30 am 
In this online workshop, Educator/Facilitator Te Ataahia Hurihanganui will present examples of Māori teaching and learning practices that can be used in any learning environment. Learn some practical ideas of how to enhance the learning environment, its physical space, and the learning experience for all learners and explore and discuss good teaching practices to help connect authentically and effectively with Māori and Pacific learners. 
This opportunity is targeted at people who work as tutors, teachers, educators, or facilitators of learning and community organisers to learn and ask questions about creating a learning environment that includes Māori teaching and learning practices. 

Click here to register for Te Ao Māori - The Learning Environment.

Te Ao Māori – Concepts of Learning 

Friday, 19 November 2021, 10:30-11:30 am 
In this online presentation, Educator/Facilitator Te Ataahia Hurihanganui will introduce and present participants with Māori concepts of learning, derived from the ‘parenting ways of her tūpuna’ including concepts like ako, tuakana-teina, and tapu/noa.  This is a personal story – and sharing moment – based on Te Ataahia’s own information-gathering of traditional Māori parenting practices that she has been guided by in her own parenting journey to date. Many of the practices and philosophies describe ways of interacting with others and can be applied in other contexts like the education space or classroom as well as the workplace environment.
This opportunity is open to all adult educators and community organisers. 

Click here to register for Te Ao Māori - Concepts of Learning.

Everyday Te Reo Phrases for the Classroom or Workplace 

Friday, 26 November 2021, 10:30-11:30 am 
In this online workshop with Facilitator/Educator Te Ataahia Hurihanganui, learn phrases that can be used at work and in work-related interactions and communications (in-person and via email) with correct pronunciation and spelling. This is also an opportunity to discuss and explore the basic Te Reo Māori sentence structures - descriptive/nominal vs. verbal. 
This workshop is open to all adult educators and community organisers to learn more Te Reo and develop their language proficiency for the classroom or workplace. This workshop is targeting participants who have some Te Reo (people with little to pre-intermediate-level Reo), or to those who have participated in Te Ataahia’s previous workshops.

Click here to register for Everyday Te Reo Phrases for the Classroom or Workplace.

About the facilitator

Te Ataahia Hurihanganui
Te Arawa, Ngāti Porou, Ngāti Ira, Ngāti Kahungunu, Rangitāne.

Her professional background is in education and curriculum design and development. She has been teaching languages (Te Reo Māori, Italian, English as a Second Language, English as a Foreign Language,) for the past nine years; both locally, and abroad, with a strong focus in adult education.

Te Ataahia is a passionate linguist with an ear for learning languages – having learnt four within total-immersion settings, and later studying them as a second language learner. She brings this experience with her into her teaching; enhancing the learning environment and better connecting with her learners.

Recently, Te Ataahia was contracted to design and develop the Reo Māori curriculum for one of New Zealand’s largest Community Education Centres, which has had great success including a nomination for a National Māori Language Award. She is a regular Te Reo Māori columnist for a national ECE magazine and has consulted on some major projects for important national organisations including: Te Papa museum, the Ministry of Education, and the NZ Book Council.

Outside of work, Te Ataahia dedicates her time to her family; especially enjoying beautiful, loving moments with her husband and two young babies. She has passions for travel, different cultures, good food, and anything creative!