KMK offer a range of events and different initiatives individuals and whānau develop te reo Māori. Whether you are a beginner or a competent speaker, there will be an event for you.

Check out our calendar of events to find out what’s happening near you. And remember, if you can’t get along to an event, keep up to date with what’s going on via our social media pages.

Kia Kūrapa

(Beginner - Intermediate)

Keen to get started with te reo Māori? Or maybe brush up on the basics? Then Kia Kūrapa is for you. Kia Kūrapa is a marae based, weekend long wānanga aimed at beginners and intermediate language learners.

Whether you’re struggling with pronunciation, stuck on ā and ō, or just need the practice, Kia Kūrapa will give you a safe and supportive learning environment to develop your te reo. Kia Kūrapa are held approximately 3-4 times each year.
Kia Kūrapa promo

Posted by Kotahi Mano Kāika on Sunday, 7 June 2015

Whānau Haereka

(Beginner - Advanced)

Do you want to do something with your whānau where you can use te reo Māori 24/7? And even better, with other te reo Māori speaking whānau? Come along to our next Whānau Haereka. Our Whānau Haereka are an opportunity for whānau to come together and celebrate te reo Māori.

It’s also a great time for both children and parents to find te reo Māori speaking friends, learn new vocab and phrases, share experiences around the trials and tribulations of raising bilingual tamariki, and most importantly, have fun, while increasing our te reo Māori speaking communities…. What a bargain!

Whether it is off to Takapō and the Mt John Observatory, or to Hanmer and the Hot Pools, there is something for everyone in the whānau.

Saturday, 23 November 2013.I te 23 o Whitu i roko a Temuka i te reo hākinakina ekarawhiua ana! I hui ētahi whānau ki...

Posted by Kotahi Mano Kāika on Sunday, 16 March 2014

Kura Reo Rakatahi


He rūmaki reo Māori tēnei mā ngā rakatahi e kaingakau ana ki tō tātou reo, ā, kei te pīrangi hoki ki te whakapakari reo, kia hōhonu ake, kia rerehua ake, kia Māori ake. Ka ako hoki ngā tauira i ngā waiata, kōrero e pā ana ki te rohe tū ai te wānanga.

Kura Reo Kāi Tahu

(Intermediate to Advanced)

Now that you’ve got a bit of te reo under your belt, why not come along to our Kura Reo Kāi Tahu.

Kura Reo Kāi Tahu is a week long immersion wānanga with the focus of developing an individual’s depth, quality and fluency of te reo Māori while also learning Ngāi Tahu history. From kōrero ōkawa (formal language), to kōrero ōpaki (informal), kīwaha (idioms) to wetewete reo (grammar), make sure you bring all of your papakupu to Kura Reo Kāi Tahu. The teachers at Kura Reo Kāi Tahu are our exponents of te reo Māori who have a passion for revitalising te reo Māori and are often our KMK champions.

Kura Reo Kāi Tahu is a whānau friendly event, but please note, your children must be able to speak te reo Māori in order to attend. Please be aware, however, that if numbers fill up quickly, the Kura Reo Kāi Tahu is for Ngāi Tahu whakapapa registered members first. Kura Reo Kāi Tahu is held in January every year.

Kura Reo ki Te Waipounamu

(Intermediate - Advanced)

Ready to take a bit of a plunge and hope that you can swim? Then Kura Reo Ki Te Waipounamu could be for you.

Kura Reo Ki Te Waipounamu is a week long immersion wānanga for those at an intermediate to advanced level of proficiency. Kura Reo aspires to grow the depth, quality and fluency of an individual’s language abilities.

Teachers of Kura Reo Ki Te Waipounamu are national exponents of te reo Māori from all four corners of the country. In rotating groups, participants get to study a different aspect of te reo Māori with each of the kaiako.

Every night there are different activities for everyone from debates, to quizzes and more. Kura Reo Ki Te Waipounamu is held in April every year.

Aoraki Matatū

(Intermediate, Advanced)

Aoraki Matatū is a te reo leadership initiative which supports and mentors iwi members to become teachers of te reo Māori, tikanga and history for their whānau, hapū and iwi. Participants are expected to put the skills they gain from Aoraki Matatū into practice by delivering te reo based lessons or workshops, with the support and guidance of our Pou Reo, as part of other KMK initiatives.

Aoraki Matatū usually runs over two weekend wānanga based at papatipu marae. Participation in Aoraki Matatū is by invitation only.

Rakatahi Symposium

In 2017, Kotahi Mano Kāika held their first Rakatahi Symposium. This was to show rakatahi of all proficiency levels that te reo Māori can be used in many different fields. It focused on the aspirations of our rakatahi and what they want for te reo Māori. We had workshops on hākinakina, technology, media, tito waiata and mau rākau. It was a wonderful experience for all involved. Watch the video below for more kōrero about this wānaka.