Te Reo Rakatahi i Otago

This service is a Learning Experiences Outside the Classroom (LEOTC) initiative hosted by Kâti Huirapa Rūnaka ki Puketeraki.

Te Reo Rakatahi i Otago is a Whanau friendly, Marae- based education programme that focuses on educating the students of the greater Otago region in Te Ao Mâori, by providing explanations of the tikanga on the marae, running a variety of different interactive workshops and also offering activities that can be integrated into an area of focus for the school.

There are 4 marae involved with Te Reo Rakatahi; Otakou on the Otago Peninsula, Arai te Uru in Dunedin City, Puketeraki in Karitane through to Moeraki on the East Coast, north of Otepoti.

For schools this is an opportunity to include a distinctively indigenous component into their teaching and learning programme. Activities are tailored to meet learning needs across the curriculum areas. Our tutors are highly skilled and experienced in different areas of Te Ao Mâori, offering a variety of workshops ranging from Mâori weaponry, performing arts, weaving and storytelling, just to name a few, which will incorporate traditional as well as contemporary knowledge. This authentic learning experience usually begins with students actively involved in a powhiri or mihiwhakatau.

Costs per student - $10.00 inc GST (Cost for international students negotiable at the time of booking).
Contact the LEOTC Facilitator - Phone (027) 650 5615 or email leotc@puketeraki.nz.

See below for resources associated with Te Reo Rakatahi I Otago. Click and save to your own computer.

Booking form Word format

Booking form PDF format

Complaints procedure

Mihimihi resource

Te whakamutuka

Greetings resource

Karaka resource

Koha resource

Risk analysis and management - Araiteuru Marae

Risk analysis and management - Moeraki Marae

Risk analysis and management - Puketeraki Marae

Risk analysis and management - Otakou Marae






Contact Us

P 03 465 7300


Marae:  520 Apes Road, Karitane, Otago - NZ
Office: 121 Grimness St, Karitane, Otago - NZ