Rarau mai ki Te Wānanga Ihorangi

2025 Expressions of Interest Now Open

Nau mai, tomo mai

Considering studying te reo Māori? Honestly, best decision ever. Bringing together our love for te reo, small class sizes, and a brand new campus – come and discover why Te Wānanga Ihorangi is the right place for you and your whānau.


Weaving together Mātauranga Māori, tikanga Māori, te ao Māori, and whakapono; we create graduates who are confident in their Māoritanga.

Kāinga Rua

With intentionally small student cohorts, our teaching faculty are able to put your well-being and student achievement first.

Te Āpōpō

Express yourself in te reo with ease and confidence and become the language champion your whānau needs.

Join us in 2025!


Te Wānanga Ihorangi is putting the call out to all whānau who want to study with us in 2025! Applicants will be able to submit an Expression of Interest between June 1 and August 18 this year.

Be the ancestor that brings te reo Māori back to your whānau, and join us next year.

Reclaim Te Reo Now

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“My mum was the first ancestor since Hawaiki who wasn’t able to speak Māori on her side. That weighs on me yeah but I’m committed to keep going and to make sure that isn’t my story. Nah, for sure that is definitely not going to be my story.”

Christian Gallen (Ngāti Kahungunu),
Te Wānanga Ihorangi graduate

“I needed the push to go further from our kaiako. They were gentle but firm, and met me where I was at. All of a sudden I was doing a karanga, and calling out from a deep place. Reclamation of identity and culture can be tough, but the amazing way the kaiako walked alongside us made a big difference.”

Irene Farnham (Ngāti Awa, Tūhoe),
Te Wānanga Ihorangi graduate

“As a Samoan woman helping to raise a Māori son, these wānanga have been awesome. I walk away from class every time more determined to make our house a place where te reo lives and breathes.”

Niā Tomo (Ngāti Hāmoa, Pākehā),
Kura Reo student

“I loved my time there. The kaiako were incredibly skilled, and really kind and encouraging of all students, no matter what skill level. It was also great to be able to study in a space where our whakapono was not only accepted but encouraged, and a central part of expressing our Māoritanga.”

REV’D Hamish Dobbie (Ngāti Ruanui, Ngāruahine),
Te Wānanga Ihorangi graduate

“He huia kaimanawa te kura nei a Te Wānanga Ihorangi. He kura hirahira mō ngā tāngata katoa, Māori mai, tauiwi mai, arā, te iwi whakapono. Nau mai whakatau mai ki tēnei hapori, ki tēnei kura.”

Charles Williams (Ngāti Kahungunu, Ngāi Tūhoe, Ngāti Tūwharetoa, Whakatōhea, Ngāpuhi), Kura Reo student

“Learning te reo Māori was beyond transformational for me. It was like being given a new set of eyes that allowed me to see the world in a completely different way. I felt closer to my tūpuna, to my kids, to the natural world around me. I should have done it earlier, but no regrets now … I’m just enjoying the ride.”

REV’D Te Karere Scarborough (Ngāpuhi, Ngāti Hauā),
Te Wānanga Ihorangi graduate and Tumuaki | Co-Principal

“Sometimes I look back and can’t believe how far I’ve come. I’m not the guy who will automatically jump up to the front or anything but if we are in a pinch then I will stand and speak. That makes me feel so proud.”

Scott Parekowhai (Te Aitanga a Mahaki),
Te Wānanga Ihorangi graduate

Find a programme

Ready to make that next step? Find out how you can accelerate your dream of speaking te reo Māori.

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Nau mai rā e rongo ai koe i te tarawhetewhete, i te tātākī a ngā manu. Tahuri mai o taringa ki ngā kaupapa huhua ka tūhuratia e ngā manuhiri o tēnei punua pāpāho. Arā kē noa atu ngā wheako, ngā huatau ka kōrerotia e ia kaikōrero, kāore e kore he kura kei tēnei putunga kōrero mōu.
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