Information from Te Herenga Waka o Orewa ph. 09 427 8958 [edit to correct ph. no. 27/10/2009]
For anyone interested in learning Te Reo Maori (the language), a new venture is starting this year. There will be evening classes held in Silverdale and will include Tikanga Maori (ways/culture) including singing and dance movements. The course will run for 36 weeks with excellent tutors and a certificate given at the end of the year, all free of charge. (To have the government funding approved, there needs to be a minimum of 20 students.)
Te Herenga Waka o Orewa have been in discussions with Te Wananga o Aotearoa to hold Te Reo Maori classes at THW Resource Centre (the old Silverdale Primary School) 30 Foundry Road, Silverdale.
There will be an induction into their course on Tuesday 12 February 2008 6-8pm at the THW Resource Centre for those wanting to enrol. Bring I.D. to enrol on the night. The course will be confirmed if the enrolments from the induction night are over 20 . The course is for 36 weeks with term breaks in-between. Classes will commence in early March. This course is one night a week for 3 hours (usually 6-9pm). It is free and is available to anyone over the age of 16. You will receive a certificate in Te Ara Reo Maori on completion of this course.