About Te Hao Services

E kore au e ngaro he kākano i ruia mai i rangiātea.

Kei aku nui kei aku rahi kei aku whakatiketike, ngā karangatanga maha o te motu tēnā rā koutou katoa.

Ka hua mai au i te rauru Mareikura.

Ko Ngāti Raukawa ki te tonga te iwi, ko Ngāti Tukorehe ko Ngāti wehiwehi ngā hapū

Nei aku tapuwae whatukura e pānuku ai.

Ko Ngāti Porou, Ngāti Whakaue, Te Atiawa, Ngāti Mutunga me Ngai Tahu ngā iwi. Ko Te whānau a Hinetāpora, Te whānau ā Pōkai, Ngāti te Roro-o-te-rangi, ko Ngāti Uenuku, ko Ngāti Hinetuhi ko Kai Te Ruahikihiki, ko Kai te Pahi ngā hapū.

Speaker and teacher of te reo Māori.

The strength of whānau and community

My early education in Te Kōhanga reo and te reo Māori schooling played a key role in my on-going learning and development as a speaker and teacher of te reo Māori.

As a parent I want these educational opportunities for my own children. I know, through my own experience, that any learning is enhanced through strong support and encouragement from within your whānau and community.

This is why I established Te Hao Services. By helping grow the knowledge, understanding and confidence of others in te reo Māori we strengthen the pool of support for the language and for our tamariki mokopuna.

Although my parents and grandparents were not fluent speakers of te reo they supported their children and grandchildren to learn. They also modelled the ‘you’re never too old to learn’ philosophy by going back to school in their later years to learn te reo Māori.

Ā mātou uara / Our values

A passion for sharing Te Reo Māori and Tikanga with others.

Trained in Māori medium education, a background in design, an advocate for the Māori language and culture, Amiria is a mother of three young children an adult educator and entrepreneur who created Te Hao Services, a teaching and consultancy organisation, with the aspiration of a bright future for te Reo Māori me ona tikanga.

In 2017 she graduated from Te Wananga o Raukawa with a Bachelor of teaching in Māori medium education, Poutuarongo Whakaakoranga. At the end of 2019 she completed her Diploma in Te Pīnakitanga ki te reo Kairangi a level 7 Māori immersion programme that focused on Advanced grammar, Māori/English translation and interpretation, tikanga, whaikōrero and karanga, through Te Wananga o Aotearoa.

Amiria, has a passion for helping people. She is a strong believer that connection and culture play vital roles in a person’s development and overall holistic wellbeing. Her strong family values continue to motivate her to share her own knowledge with others.

“an excellent tutor who creates an environment of peace, openness, trust and confidence.”

Since starting our weekly Te Reo sessions with Amiria a year ago, I’ve been on a personal journey of connecting with my turangawaewae – something I have always struggled with. After every lesson, I leave having discovered something new – Amiria is an excellent tutor who creates an environment of peace, openness, trust and confidence.

It can be scary and vulnerable to try something new but we all feel so accepted and free to learn and give things a go. I would recommend this course to everyone who has always wanted to learn Te Reo but, like me, has been too shy to try. I am so happy to finally be doing this and loving the waves of understanding that layer up over the weeks.

Rachael Church

Executive Assistant to Andrew Kibblewhite, Secretary for Justice and Chief Executive