Te Taura Whiri i te Reo Māori is entitled to award the following certificates of competency:

(a)    competency in translation

(b)    competency in interpretation

(c)    competency in translation and interpretation

The Māori Language Act 2016 renews the duty and responsibility of Te Taura Whiri i te Reo Māori to provide training and examinations for Te Toi Reo Māori. 

Information for Te Toi Reo Māori 2018

Where: Te Ara o Tāwhaki marae,
             Eastern Institute of Technology (EIT)
             501 Gloucester St. Taradale. Napier 4112

When: Sat & Sun 24-25 March 2018 
            Sat & Sun 28-29 April 2018
            Sat & Sun 26-27 May 2018
            Sat & Sun 23-24 June 2018

EXAM:  Saturday 30 June 2018 - Written
Sunday 1 July 2018 - Oral

What: This is not a formal kura whakapakari reo although participants’ Māori and English language quality skills will be strengthened. The focus of the training is to develop and improve your skills in English to Māori written translation, and Māori to English oral interpretation.

Who:   You will be a fluent speaker of Māori; you will have an excellent command of grammar, vocabulary and idiomatic language and dialectal variations; you can convey all your thoughts, opinions and emotions spontaneously, fluently and appropriately in a wide range of situations; when conversing in Māori you will very rarely, if ever, need to switch to English; you may have a degree in Māori language; you make very few errors.

If you do not fulfil all these pre-requisite skills please reconsider your intention to enrol in this programme.

Contact: Janine@tetaurawhiri.govt.nz & 04-4716731

Fee:     $80.00 registration fee will cover the use of marae facilities, the training workbook, meals and accommodation at Te Ara o Tāwhaki. Candidates will pay their own travel and alternative accommodation

Bank Account: ASB 12 31920005140 00
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Registration: Opens 8 January 2018 & closes on 10 March 2018

To register, deposit the fee, complete and submit the application form(external link) . You will then receive an acknowledgement and further information.

Sleeping facilities will be available on Saturday 24 March (Hui 1), Friday 27 & 28 April (Hui 2), Friday 25 & 26 May (Hui 3), Friday 22 & 23 June (Hui 4) and Friday 29 & 30 June (Examinations) 

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