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This module sets out to begin the familiarisation process of working in Māori settings with reference to the appropriate language and customs to facilitate this.

Learning objectives

By the end of this course you will be able to:

  • Show respect for the Māori language and people by attempting to pronounce Māori words correctly
  • Greet someone in te reo Māori
  • Recognise key phrases
  • Follow the basic steps of a pōwhiri
  • Explain the importance of a pepeha
  • Write an email with a Māori greeting and farewell
  • Summarise tikanga that may apply to a particular setting

About the Instructors

Victim Support is an independent incorporated society with a National Office based in Police National Headquarters, Wellington. Primarily located in police stations, 61 local offices around Aotearoa New Zealand support strong local teams nationwide.


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