Te Wahanga Whakaako o Te Kohekohe
Mehemea ka moemoeaa taatou, ka taea e taatou.
If I am to dream, I dream alone. If we all dream together, then we shall achieve.
Te Kirihaehae Te Puea Herangi (1883–1952), Maaori leader
Our core business in Te Wahanga Whakaako o te Kohekohe is te reo me ona tiikanga Maaori (Maaori language and custom) – Protecting our taonga, and nurturing our rangatahi. Te reo Maaori is a taonga recognised under the Treaty of Waitangi (and an official language). All who learn te reo Maaori help to secure its future as a living, dynamic, and rich language. By learning te reo and becoming increasingly familiar with tikanga, Maaori students strengthen their identities, while both Maaori and non-Maaori alike develop shared cultural understandings and a greater understanding of practicable bi-culturalism. We seek to support graduates of our programmes who honour the principles of Te Tiriti o Waitangi: protection, partnership, and participation.
About Te Wahanga Whakaako o Te Kohekohe
Possible Future Pathways
Writer, Historian, Social Worker, Translator, Journalist, Marine Biologist, Clergyman,
Ministry of Fisheries, Lawyer, Architect, Judge, Child Advocate, NZ Armed Forces, Traveller, Professional Singer/Dancer, Performer, Actor, Kapa Haka Tutor, Radio, Immigration Officer, Television/broad-casting,
Exhibition – Carving, Weaving, Painting, Sculptor,
Politician, Tourism, Teacher, Linguist, Interpreter, Tourist Operator, Hotel Manager, Import and Export Trader, Business person
Iwi Development and Management