Mā te Ahu, ka Rea


TupuOra is a cultural capability provider who values an inclusive and vibrant cultural climate. Mā te Ahu, ka Rea — Realising success through Culture is our professional learning and development philosophy. In practise this means we work hard to foster collaboration, shape, support, develop, and grow the positive cultural capabilities of diverse young people/learners, teachers and communities that we serve.

Our Experience


Mā te Ahu, ka Rea — Realising success through Culture offers a range of kaupapa to ‘inspire the inspirers’ and build cultural capabilities. Our areas of experience and passion include but are not limited to:

  • Understanding and implementation of Te Tiriti o Waitangi
  • Building critical consciousness, cultural awareness and inclusion
  • Building confidence in, and sharing of, Te Reo & Tikanga Māori
  • Enhancing relationships with ākonga Māori, whānau, hapū, iwi and Māori Communities to improve Māori success as Māori
  • Inclusion of Mātauranga Māori across the curriculum e.g. developing frameworks, policies and teaching programmes underpinned by Mātauranga Māori
  • Developing, researching and evaluating across-school language strategies and plans
  • Governance, leadership, management, change and mentoring
  • Success through performing arts
Build your capability


Ki whea Where?

We work nationwide and offer online information support for Regionally Allocated PLD applications. We will work with you to tailor your professional development approach including face to face hui/wānanga and/or online zoom/webinars

Ko wai Who? 

Our Ranga Whakaako team of Facilitators are here to support you. You can check out our team profiles here.

Whakapā mai — Contact us

To register or for more information on:

PLD for Education please complete this ONLINE FORM

Cultural Capability Training for Organisations please complete this ONLINE FORM

Or email us at: PLD@tupuora.co.nz