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Update: Thursday 28 October

Kei ngā ngākaunui ki te reo Māori, tēnā koutou i ngā āhuatanga o te , ko te wawata nui e noho haumaru tonu ana koutou i ō koutou  wāhi. 

After some consideration we advise that Te Kura Reo will be postponed to 1-3 March 2022 at Toi Ohomai, Rotorua. We have made the decision with the health and safety of our communities, whānaumokopuna and kaumātua front of mind. We apologise for any inconvenience. 

In order to best protect our whakapapa, we will require all of our participants to be fully vaccinated unless you are unable to receive the vaccine for medical reasons. 
All current participants that have registered will be automatically transferred to the new dates. You do not need to respond to this email. 

If you are unable to attend on the new dates or you do not intend to be vaccinated, you must respond directly to this email by FRIDAY 31 NOVEMBER 2021, 12PM. 
Until then, stay safe, check in on our kaumātua and look after one another. Hei te Māehe, e te whānau. 


Kura Reo 2021

Anei te karanga a Te Kura Reo o Te Hunga Rōia Māori o Aotearoa 2021 ka tū ā te 23-25 o Nōema 2021. Kei ngā rōia, kei ngā tauira, kei ngā toa o te reo, nau mai, auraki mai rā ki Rotorua, ki Toi Ohomai, ki tā tātou kaupapa! 

This is the karanga of Te Kura Reo o Te Hunga Rōia Māori to all lawyers, students and champions of te reo Māori to attend our annual Kura Reo on the 23 – 25th of November at Toi Ohomai campus in Rotorua! 

He aha te Kura Reo?  

Te Kura Reo o Te Hunga Rōia Māori is a three-day intensive full immersion wānanga designed to support the legal profession to uplift the knowledge and capability of its te reo Māori speakers. Te Kura Reo also provides an opportunity to strengthen whanaungatanga within the legal fraternity.  

Kura Reo are structured so that participants are placed in a group with people of a similar competency level. Groups then rotate around the different teachers over the three days. The teachers tailor their lessons according to the ability of each group. Evening events and breaks are an opportunity to whakawhiti kōrero (converse) with people from other groups as well.   

Te Kuhunga 

Te Kura Reo includes a component for those who are just beginning their te reo Māori journey called ‘Te Kuhunga’, a class dedicated to creating a comfortable and safe space for beginner learners within the wider full-immersion learning space. 

Hēmi Kelly (author of A Māori Phrase a Day) will be leading Te Kuhunga this year. He began learning te reo Maori as a young teenager and naturally progressed into teaching roles. Hēmi is now a full-time lecturer in te reo Māori at the Auckland University of Technology and is a champion of te reo Māori with a key focus on learners at an early stage in their journey.  

The expectation for Te Kuhunga students is that the immersion environment of Te Kura Reo is respected and we ask that only te reo Māori is spoken outside of the classroom while in the kura. We will be able to provide interpreters for some of the sessions outside of Te Kuhunga.  

Ngā Kaiako 

The teaching cohort for this year are all graduates of Te Panekiretanga (The Institute of Excellence in the Māori Language) and are experienced practitioners of tikanga Māori. A number of the kaiako are also practicing lawyers, or working in the legal industry.  


Ki hea? Te Kura Reo will be held at the Toi Ohomai Institute of Technology campus on Mokoia Drive, Rotorua.  

Āhea? The pōwhiri for Te Kura Reo will be begin at 3.30pm on Tuesday the 23rd of November and Te Kura Reo will conclude at 4.00pm on Thursday the 25th of November.  

E hia te utu?  Registration fees are as follows: 

Students: $75.00 

Members of Te Hunga Rōia Māori: $335.00 

Non-members: $735.00 



Te Hunga Rōia Māori o Aotearoa would like to thank our delivery partner, the Borrin Foundation; and our Sponsor for Kura Reo, Kayes Fletcher Walker.



Registration includes all meals over the duration of the programme and marae accommodation (spaces limited). Please outline any dietary requirements in your registration.  

Registrations are currently fully allocated.  To be placed on a waiting list please email treasurer@maorilawsociety.co.nz