About Us

Ko Ngāti Kahungunu ki Wairarapa, Rangitāne me Ngāpuhi ō mātou nei iwi.

Kelly Keane-Tuala is the founder, director and senior facilitator at Te Awa Māori. Kelly is co-creator of Kupu o te Rā and has more than 15 years lecturing experience at Te Herenga Waka Victoria University of Wellington.

Te Awa Māori have been teaching te reo online since 2009 and are also the preferred provider for Waka Kotahi and Manatū Hauora for Māori Professional Development.

We have also provided services to:

Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade
Ngā Taonga
Public Service Commission
Department of Internal Affairs
Hertiage NZ
Publicis Groupe
Lotteries NZ
Summerset Group
New Zealand Institute of Building
Office of Treaty Settlements
Police NZ Headquarters
Victoria University of Wellington
Crown Law
Ora Toa
Iwi groups, Schools and Government Departments in New Zealand and abroad.

Our online programme has been running since 2009 and we have taught students from all around the world, including London, France, Japan, Hawaii, Australia and New Zealand.

Along with 1000minds we co-own and operate Te Kupu o te Rā, which is a free Māori language resource.

We also provide translation services and only use translators who are recognised by the National Translators’ and Interpreters’ Register at Te Taura Whiri i te reo Māori.

For more information please email info@teawamaori.com