About Reo Ora

Learn to Speak Te Reo Māori in 12 weeks

Kia ora tātau! My name is Dr. Rāpata Wiri and I have been a Māori language lecturer within universities and wānanga in New Zealand and Hawaii for the last 25 years. During this time I have taught thousands of students to become confident speakers of Te Reo Māori.

The curriculum and methodology of Reo Ora is outstanding! It has already transformed the lives of many:

  • Learners have overcome their shyness to speak the language in front of others
  • Mental or psychological blockages in learning a language have been unblocked
  • Learners have gained real self-confidence in speaking Te Reo
  • Learners have become more connected with their own whānau, hapū, iwi and communities
  • Learners have gained a stronger sense of their own identity and whakapapa

Online Courses

Reo Ora is simply the best. There is no Māori language programme that comes near Reo Ora. Here’s what to expect from the course:

  • You will become a competent Te Reo Māori speaker in 12 weeks by learning the 329 most commonly used words and the 30 most commonly used language patterns in the Māori language. These 329 words and 30 sentence patterns make up 65% of everyday conversation
  • You will receive a 12-month membership to an online course. There are 4 courses to choose from, levels 1 to 4. Each course is separate. If you are serious, you can subscribe to all 4 courses at once
  • You will receive an e-Book to support your learning
  • You will receive fantastic teaching and support with your learning of Te Reo Māori
  • You will gain real confidence, self-esteem and pride in your own identity through this programme

  • The programmes have been trialled with thousands of students over the last 25 years with a 98% success rate
  • Dr. Rāpata Wiri is regarded by many as the leading Māori language academic and expert in Māori language revitalisation


Success Rate

Extremely high rate for completing and passing the programme


Satisfied Clients

Great feedback and testimonials from many of our students



Each of our classes allows for up to 25 participants at any one time


Sentence Patterns Studied

With 75 sentence patterns you will become fluent at speaking Te Reo Māori