The Pathway to
Your First Conversation
in Te Reo Māori*

* Without any guilt, shame, worry, or confusion ❤️

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So, you're new here?

Kia ora!

If you're reading this it means that you've either got an inkling-towards, a keen interest, or a burning desire to learn Te Reo Māori.

Well, before we go any further, let me tell you that you're IN THE RIGHT PLACE!

It's no secret that learning Te Reo Māori is something that so many people want to do, but many struggle to ever make it out of the starting blocks.

Why is that?

There are two main influences..let's have a look at them:

  1. FEAR
    Learning a new language means at some point you've got to speak it in front of other people. Along with this comes a whole range of fears; making mistakes, worried about what people will think, saying the wrong thing, offending someone.

    Getting past these fears and speaking with CONFIDENCE is where we want to get to.

    One great thing about learning Te Reo Māori is that there are HEAPS of resources available (but unfortunately this is a problem too). Too many resources means we can get stuck on where to start, and end up never really starting!

    Finding CLARITY of the Pathway forward gives us clear intent and focus.

Now you probably noticed that I highlighted CONFIDENCE and CLARITY.

Why is that?

Because that's exactly what this kaupapa provides to YOU, the new language learner


Navigating this Kaupapa

About the Creator

Hi, my name is Grant Whitbourne, and i'm the founder and creator of Starting In Te Reo Māori. An online initiative to ensure the long term survival of Te Reo Māori by helping to eliminate the confusion and overwhelm typically encountered by new language learners.

I was born and raised in Australia. However, you can trace my whakapapa back to the east coast to Te Whānau-a-Apanui.

Having not been brought up with te reo,  my thirst for the language grew from a long felt disconnect from my Māori heritage. Upon the birth of my first child, I took the initiative to teach myself in order to pass the language onto my children.

I now pass this knowledge onto others through the Starting In Te Reo Māori kaupapa.