Kura Reo Pakihi 2022
Māori language course for accounting & business professionals
15 CDP Hours

12 & 13 July 2022
Kura Reo Pakihi is a unique, marae-based programme designed to support accounting and business professionals to learn the Māori language and cultural customs (te reo Māori me ngā tikanga) for use in the workplace.

The programme is open to all levels from early beginners to fluent speakers (note - it is intended that the early beginner class will be taught under the method of Te Ataarangi).

Kura Reo Pakihi is held in a marae setting to enhance the learning experience. Kura Reo Pakihi utilises highly regarded, experienced, professional tutors, who have a diverse range of expertise across the Māori language and Māori cultural customs and activities.

Kura Reo Pakihi 2022 has five key learning outcomes:
i. Provide a safe and enjoyable learning environment for attendees to improve their capability in the Māori language and learn more about Māoridom
ii. Increased knowledge of Māori terminology for use in the business workplace
iii. Learn a karakia for use in the workplace
iv. Learn a basic mihi (introduction) structure for use in the workplace
v. Provide a forum for industry to discuss and share experiences and knowledge around using the Māori language in the workplace

Kura Reo Pakihi 2022 qualifies for 15 accounting CPD hours (confirmed by CAANZ). The
Kura Reo Pakihi programme includes structured lessons, presentations, as well as additional unstructured learning hours through the experience of learning on a marae - starting from when you are welcomed onto the marae in a pōhiri.

Registration includes all meals, as well as overnight accommodation at Tangatarua marae, Toi Ohomai campus. Note - in the event of restrictions implemented by Toi Ohomai in relation to staying overnight in the marae, due to circumstances such as COVID-19, attendees will be required to arrange their own accommodation, and no discount in registration price will be offered.

Who should attend:
Anyone working in the accounting and business community who wants to broaden their knowledge of the Māori language and cultural customs (te reo Māori me ngā tikanga)

E mihi ana ki ngā ringa whakapūtea / we gratefully acknowledge the support of our key sponsors: CAANZ, Heartland Bank, IWIinvestor, Moana NZ, Toi Ohomai and Xero.

If you have any queries please contact the team: [email protected]

Nāku noa, nā
Taurua Grant
Reo Whairawa Limited

Kupu Taunaki / Testimonials
Testimonials from attendees at previous Kura Reo Pakihi:
“Kura Reo Pakihi was amazing - amazing teachers, amazing location, simply an amazing experience...it lit the fire in my belly! I also came away full of ideas for incorporating te reo Māori into our work practices. Thank you Reo Whairawa.”

“Kura Reo Pakihi created a comfortable and safe learning environment for me, as a beginner learner of te reo māori. The lessons were practical to the workplace and interesting.”
Financial Adviser, Private Sector

“Tū whitia te hopo. Ka rangona e te katoa tērā āhuatanga o te āmaimai ki te whakapakari i tona ake reo. He ngāwari te karo i ēnei momo wānanga, kia kore e rangona taua ahua o te whakama. Engari, ko ngā painga ka puta he mea whakatipu i te tangata. I riro ēnei hua ki Kura Reo Pakihi!”
“Feel the fear and do it anyway. Everyone feels a level of discomfort when developing their own reo. It’s easier to shy away from these types of learning environments and avoid the discomfort, but the benefits are worth the growing pains. At Kura Reo Pakihi we reaped the benefits!”

Event Cancellation: Reo Whairawa Limited reserves the right to postpone or cancel Kura Reo Pakihi 2022 due to unforeseen events or circumstances, such as new government regulations regarding COVID-19 that limit numbers for gatherings. In these instances, anyone who purchased tickets will have the option to transfer their registrations to a future Kura Reo Pakihi, or apply for a refund.

COVID Restrictions: Kura Reo Pakihi 2022 will adhere to relevant government guidelines, and at this stage is likely to be delivered under the COVID-19 Protection Framework. The COVID-19 Protection Framework involves a traffic light system, and attendees will have to comply with this. Vaccination certificates will be required to be permitted to attend. More information on the Framework can be found on the government website: https://covid19.govt.nz/alert-levels-and-updates/. 
Toi Ohomai, Mokoia Campus
Date & Time
12 & 13 July 2022

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