Cultural Competency


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Members of NZTA Senior Leadership practice mihimihi/speechmaking


"This training was just what we were looking for, we really appreciated Tania's relaxed friendly style and found the information useful and practical." -  Wellington Women's Refuge


In collaboration with Victoria University, Te Whenua Consulting presents an interactive workshop designed to build cultural competency and enable you to engage confidently with Māori.  You will practice pronunciation and learn some useful phrases for engaging with Māori; gain insight into fundamental Māori beliefs and knowledge of cultural etiquette.


Public Workshops in collaboration with Victoria University of Wellnigton can be found online here.


In-house and virtual workshops can also be arranged for a date that suits you. Contact  


Useful Resouces

Tū Tangata: Māori Cultural Competency App

Māori Dictionary

Phrases for opening and closing meetings in te reo

Mihi whakatau: Māori introductions

Create your own pepeha online

Nga tikanga o te marae (marae protocol)

"Māori cultural kit"

The beginners guide to visiting the marae

The ten stages of pōwhiri

Māori names for NZ places and geographic features



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