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Te Reo Māori and Cultural Confidence

Grow your confidence and awareness of Aotearoa New Zealand’s unique and rich Maori heritage, culture and language.


Join our dynamic workshop tailored for your businesses, aimed at fostering a supportive and informed workplace culture.

In this workshop, you can develop introductory language skills, learn about the history and principles of The Treaty and gain a greater awareness of Tikanga Māori, basic values, customs and principles, and understand how to adapt this knowledge to your business. 

We will bring the facilitator to your premises with tailored content and training duration decided by you.
Please fill out this form to request a customized training for your organization. 


With practical advice and steps on how to incorporate key learnings into the workplace, during this workshop you will:

Be introduced to Te Reo Māori and explore ways to normalise the language in your business - beginning with the basics of pronunciation and common words so that you can build confidence first and foremost. You will also learn a simple mihi (introduction) that you can use any occasion.

Make sense of the Te Tiriti o Waitangi by looking at what lead to the signing of The Treaty and some of the historical things that took place following the signing. Discuss the principles of The Treaty and how you can start to imbed them in your business.

Learn the values, customs and protocols that underpin tikanga Māori and Māori culture and understand core principles such as manaakitanga, kaitiakitanga, whanaungatanga, aroha and tino rangatiratanga.


  • Better connect with staff, customers and stakeholders, and demonstrate your organisation’s commitment to and support of diversity in the workplace.

  • Be more confident with basic pronunciation and normalising the use of Te Reo in the workplace

  • Introduce yourself in Te Reo, in a variety of business contexts

  • Start imbedding the principles of the Treaty into your business and journey towards becoming a better “treaty partner”.

  • Gain a greater awareness of tikanga Māori, customary practices and behaviours as they relate to the workplace.

What Learners Have Said

"Informative, good perspective, encouraged action not just words, excellent knowledge of history. Not preachy, not confrontational -  but very honest and focused on the future and what we can actually do." – 2022

"Simple clear explanations of language and pronunciations. Excellent presenter who related well to everyone on the course and explained the topic really well." – 2022

"Anton told the story clearly and his teaching style provoked a lot of thought." - 2022

Facilitated by

Owner of bilingual restaurant FUSH, Anton Matthews, is all about normalising te reo for all Kiwis. Anton has a degree in in Te Reo Maori and Maori Indigenous Studies, and a Graduate Diploma in Teaching at the University of Canterbury Te Whare Wananga o Waitaha. A graduate from top Maori language academy Te Panekiretanga o Te Reo Maori, Anton is a natural teacher and presenter, never more comfortable than sharing his passion for te reo – Anton facilitates open and respectful conversations and provides practical advice and steps on how to incorporate key learnings into the workplace.

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