Ministry of Education

  • Co-design, Te Hurihanganui, strategy for improving responsiveness of NZ Education System to the needs of Māori learners
  • Co-design and delivery, Te Ahu O Te Reo Māori, strategy for raising Te Reo Māori capability of NZ teaching workforce
  • Co-design, Te Rito: Student Information Sharing, data management system for NZ schools
  • Co-design and delivery, He Kauwhata Reo, online Te Reo resource repository
  • Lead developer, Ngā Takanga O Te Wā, Māori History resource package for NZ schools
  • Lead developer, Te Aho Ngārahu, Te Reo Māori resources for Māori-medium Schools
  • Delivery, Te Rāngai Kāhui Ako ā-Iwi, NZ Māori-Medium Education Framework
  • Lead QA (Te Reo Māori), Te Whāriki, NZ ECE Curriculum
  • Co-design and delivery, ‘E Ranga’, Iwi Accreditation for the delivery of PLD in NZ Schools

Te Kōhanga Reo National Trust

  • Co-design, He Manu Pīrere, National Te Kōhanga Reo Alumni Foundation

Ngāti Hauā Iwi Trust

  • Project Lead, Hauā Reo Hauā Tangata, Te Reo revitalisation strategy
  • Project Lead, Te Kura Reo o Ngāti Hauā 2018 – 2019, Te Reo Māori workshop series
  • Project Lead, Te Pae Haumako, rangatahi arts and language workshop series
  • Project Lead, Hāpaitia Te Reo, conference for Te Reo Māori revitalisation in the home.
  • Project Lead, Tōnui Reo, Tōnui Tangata, report on current status of Te Reo Māori within Ngāti Hauā
  • Project Lead, Kōkōia e ara, Ngāti Hauā Te Reo Symposium

NZ Education Council, Matatū Aotearoa

  • Lead Cultural Advisor / Translator / Interpreter, Disciplinary Tribunal and Complaints Assessment Committee


  • Delivered Te Reo Māori professional development module weekly to Spark staff over a six-week period.  The sessions were 3 hours long and were facilitated using the Spark video conferencing facilities conducted at the main Hamilton office



We’d love to discuss opportunities to be of service to you and your organisation.

    7 Darley Street, Maeroa, Hamilton 3200


    Here’s what our clients say about our services:

    This roopu of people are the most enthusiastic, inspiring, encouraging group of people I have interacted with in my time in NZ. They walk the walk and talk the talk! Their level of knowledge is of the highest class and the way they present and share is warming and encouraging which lights a spark within one’s own wairua.

    Yolandi Myburgh, HR Assistant at Central Kids Early Education

    He tika rā te kōrero, he kanohi kai mātārae. TupuOra focus on what matters. They create opportunities for Māori and non-Māori to learn, be challenged, and take pragmatic risks. The team creatively disrupt the status quo. They ask courageous questions like ‘what if?’ and ‘why not?’ in order to enrich people’s learning.

    Alex Hotere-Barnes, Accredited PLD Facilitator, Ministry of Education

    Te Ahu o Te Reo Māori has been an experience of a lifetime! The way in which they (Tupuora) built a whanau culture within the course and the wealth of information available is amazing. I have had a fire lit within me as we are taught history and how we can support the revitalisation of Te Reo Māori. We have had fantastic teachers and loads of support from Tupuora.

    Elisha Flintoff, Preschool Teacher

    They are an amazing group of passionate, professional, knowledgeable individuals whose enthusiasm for Te Reo and Tikanga rubs off on all of us. Our learning is practical and can be implemented in our school or classroom the next day.

    Chris Rennie, Deputy Principal at Te Awamutu Primary School

    Tupuora provides targeted learning to individual and grouped needs, covering context as well as purpose. What we learn can be taken back to use in schools. It provides confidence for Kaiako to give it a go.

    Lacreice Petaera, Kāhui Ako across school leader from Whatawhata School

    TupuOra and their amazing team put legs to our Te Reo revitalisation strategy and created an amazing amount of momentum. Highly recommended.

    Lisa Gardiner, Ngāti Hauā Iwi Trust

    Our brand and our strategy is more than something that sits in a drawer — it means something to us, it’s tells our kōrero and it’s something we live by. Kingi is instrumental in helping us convey this message. Through the translation process to Te Reo, we were able to redefine the English version to a more meaningful message. This service also helps us to have a message that resonates to a wider group of clients, learners and stakeholders. Thank you Kingi, your words are beautiful and your support is invaluable! We would recommend anyone to engage with Kingi.

    Sandra Hutton, Chief Executive, Learning Works

    If you’re looking for top class delivery that is “authentic, exciting, innovative and genuinely outstanding” then go to TupuOra! They simply just get it and get you — truly, there is no chance of being ‘lost in translation’ with TupuOra!

    Kararaina Calcott-Cribb, Te Kōhanga Reo National Trust