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Kua Ao te Ra: Introduction to te ao Maori and te reo Maori for the legal profession 2022

Kua Ao te Ra: Introduction to te ao Maori and te reo Maori for the legal profession 2022
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22 February -  Kua Ao te Rā: Introduction to te ao Māori and te reo Māori for the legal profession workshop will now be held as an online workshop.

Existing registrants - your registration will automatically be transferred to the online workshop, please check your emails for information. If you have not registered yet, we welcome your registration below.

This one-day workshop is specifically tailored for lawyers and is designed to enhance your ability to connect with Māori who you may be working with as clients, stakeholders, partners, or in another capacity. Experienced facilitators will guide you through an interactive day as you consider the who, why and how to successfully engage with Māori in the law. This workshop will provide you with practical tools, such as law specific te reo Māori resources, to ensure that what you learn can be incorporated into your work environment.

The programme focuses on:

  • Understanding Tikanga and Kawa and how these principles form Māori understandings of the world
  • How these align with personal and professional values and principles within the law
  • Development of knowledge and understandings of te reo Māori.
  • Implementation of te reo Māori resources and workable methods that can be adopted by participants in their work environments
  • Te Tiriti o Waitangi, and some misunderstandings that have emerged from our history
  • Effective and correct engagement methods with whānau, hapū, Iwi and hāpori Māori
  • Enabling participants to navigate confidently in te Ao Māori environments while recognising and respecting the unique identity and culture of te iwi Māori in Aotearoa
  • Implementing all the course teachings to create enduring and successful relationships with Māori in the law.

Learning objectives

By the end of this workshop you will have greater confidence engaging within te Ao Māori environments in both your professional and personal life; and be able to provide a working environment ideal for developing and embracing productive, successful and enduring working relationships.


This interactive workshop is focused on developing your skills, and will use a range of teaching and learning methods.

Who should attend

All practitioners within the legal sector wanting to develop their understanding to engage positively with Māori be they clients, stakeholders, partners etc, but are unsure how to do so or even who to seek guidance from, will benefit from attending this workshop.


  • Alana Thomas, Kaupare Law and Consultancy
  • Apimaera Thomas, Kaupare Law and Consultancy


  • Start 9.00am
  • Finish 4.30pm


Participants will receive a folder of materials on the day.

Fee (incl GST)


  • $495 - NZLS members and Associate members
  • $545 - Non-members

Do you want to register more than one person for this course? Use the multiple registration button below or Click here 
Download PDF brochure and registration form

Auckland (postponed from 2021) - To be delivered Live Online 28 February 2022
Wellington (postponed from 2021) - To be delivered Live Online 8 March 2022
Christchurch (postponed from 2021) - To be delivered Live Online 9 March 2022

Cancellation and refund policy

You may cancel your registration eight working days in advance of an event, and you will receive a refund less a 25% administration fee. If you cancel less than eight working days in advance of the event, no refund is payable. If you are unable to attend, you may transfer your registration to another person. If you wish to do so you must advise CLE in writing of the change. NZLS CLE Ltd reserves the right to close registrations and cancel or reschedule an event as necessary. Where an event is cancelled by CLE, a full refund is payable.

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0800 333 111

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04 472 7837
Level 4, 17-21 Whitmore Street
Wellington 6011

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PO Box 5041
Wellington 6140
New Zealand