Te Reo Māori in the Workplace

Pronunciation and having a basic understanding of key kupu (words) and phrases will strengthen your cultural competency while establishing appropriate interactions to avoid situations of misunderstandings.

You will learn:

  • Pronunciation of Māori words and place names.

  • Mihimihi - greeting forms and etiquette to welcome individuals and groups.

  • Karakia - culturally appropriate and formal prayers for a variety of occasions.

  • Kiwaha - colloquial sayings to build staff and client rapport.

  • To create a personal Aotearoa pepeha for everyday use.

  • Construct and present a speech of welcome to clients and visitors in the workplace.

  • Compose a waiata (song) of welcome to support speeches that embodies an organisations values, beliefs and practices.

  • Poroporoaki - simple farewells and etiquette training to close meetings, hui and gatherings.

  • Salutations and closing phrases for written and electronic correspondence.

  • Study options to further your Te Reo Māori.