The Te Kaa In-person programme is our most comprehensive and most transformational option. Revised and updated in 2022, it comprises 4 full-day sessions at 2-3 week intervals, plus a 3 hour online session; and concludes with a graduation at a local marae. See the Documents section below for a full course outline.
In order to graduate as Te Kaa Amokura (alumni), we ask that you fully commit to attending all course sessions on the agreed dates and times; and being present and open to participating. With this in mind, please ensure the dates on the course outline (see Documents section below) are firmly locked in to your calendar.
Note: We offer a 10% discount for Not for Profits (evidence required) or two or more registrations from the same organisation. To obtain this discount, please use Discount Code NFPSEPT2022 when registering.
Pou Ārahi Reo Māori (Lead Te Reo Māori Trainer) at Maurea Consulting
CJ is our Pou Ārahi Reo Māori (Lead Te Reo Māori Trainer) and a Pouako mō Te Kaa (Te Kaa Trainer), bringing his passion for Te Reo Māori to the Maurea team and our clients.
CJ came to Maurea from the education sector as a teacher of te reo Māori in bilingual units. His reo journey began over 10 years ago, when he decided to make a lifetime commitment to learning and using te reo Māori. He chose to further immerse himself in reo speaking environments by enrolling his children in Kōhanga Reo; and has continued their growth through to Kura Kaupapa Māori.
Through attending wānanga, surrounding himself with reo speakers, and always looking for ways to improve his reo, he has created opportunities for himself to teach te reo Māori. CJ is passionate about all things Māori and enjoys the reciprocation of teaching and learning as a lead facilitator of the Te Kaa program.
CJ is of Ngāti Ruapani ki Waikaremoana, Ngāti Kahungunu ki Wairoa, Ngāi Tūhoe, Ngāti Wairere, and Ngāti Rangiwewehi descent.