Te Reo Maori EduBit. Sessions 1 - 4.
Friday 31 July, 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Venue: ZOOM PRESENTATION and Training Room.
Fridays 31 July. 7, 14, 21 August at 12 noon for 60 minutes
at the special discounted post COVID price of $250 for members
(including the cost of EduBit)
Optional with delivery live online or in our Chamber Training Room. A Zoom link will be sent to registered attendees.
While this is a challenging time for us all, the Otago Chamber of commerce in collaboration with Otago Polytechnic’s micro-credentialing service, EduBits want to offer you the opportunity to make the most of this lockdown period by learning and gaining a micro-credential in te reo Māori through a fully online learning experience.

Course Content

The purpose of the Te Reo Māori for the Workplace EduBit is for you to become proficient and confident using basic Māori language in the workplace.
This is the ideal bite sized course for those wishing to learn basic te reo Māori. It blends the best of high-quality online learning with supportive, interactive and fun live online classes. The course includes:
  • Short, sharp, bite-sized learning
  • A host of online learning resources allowing you to learn in your own time and at your own pace
  • 4 x 1 hour live online classes, facilitated by two of the best te reo teachers in the country that will inspire and support you and ensure your pronunciation is on point.
 The three learning outcomes of the EduBit are:
  • To accurately pronounce te reo Māori introductions, greetings and farewells relevant to your workplace
  • To use basic te reo Māori in written workplace correspondence
  • To use te reo Māori relevant to their industry or profession by learning:
    • 40 words in te reo Māori
    • 10 phrases in te reo Māori
The micro-credential, in the form of a digital badge, is awarded to you when you successfully submit evidence that is independently assessed. You can show off your badge on CVs and digital platforms such as LinkedIn.
Our Facilitators
EduBits is extremely fortunate to have two of the best te reo facilitators in the country delivering the learning components of this EduBit.

Ron Bull – Tumuaki Whakaako
Ko Hananui raua ko Te Whatawhata ōku Mauka
Aparima Te awa
Kāi Tahu, Kāti Māmoe Waitaha kā Iwi
Kāti Te Akau te Hapū
Ko Kanawera te Moutere Tītī
Growing up, his whanau regularly participated in the annual Titi (mutton-bird) harvest on the southern islands off Rakiura.  This experience gave him a lot of my lifelong learning lessons. Ron is the current Tumuaki Whakaako at Otago Polytechnic, a role that incorporates building Te Reo and tikaka Māori into our curriculum as well embedding Kai Tahutaka practices and realities within our learning environment.  He is the lead facilitator of OP’s Treaty of Waitangi course and is currently enrolled in a Masters of Professional Practice focusing on the development of micro credentials as an effective ways of exploring Ako.
Shane Tahau
Mai Maketu ki Tongariro
Ko Tauhara te maunga
Ko Ngāti Tutemohuta te iwi
Ko Taupo Nui-a-tia te moana
Ko Pakira te marae
Ko Terangi Tahau te tipuna

Shaun Tahau is the Kaiārahi (Advisor) at Otago Polytechnic for Māori Development and Kaitohutohu Office. Shaun grew up in a small rural community, attending total emersion schooling at Te Kohanga Reo o Te Namu, Te Kura Kaupapa Māori o Tamarongo then moving on to complete his secondary schooling at Hato Paora College. Shaun relocated to Dunedin to attend the University of Otago completing his Bachelors degree in 2010. Shaun has been working in the tertiary sector for over 8 years, and is passionate about progressing the status of Māori language and knowledge within tertiary education.  He is the lead assessor for the Te Reo Māori in the Workplace Edubit.

The price below is for all four sessions & the edubit. Payment is made when registering for session 1.

$250 incl. GST for members
$390 incl. GST for non member