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Grow the reo bro’, grow the reo.

- Cliff Curtis
Actor, Director, Producer, Film Maker

They’ve got your back, money can’t buy that and they will have forever.

Jennifer Te Ātāmira Ward-Lealand (2020 New Zealander of the Year) & Michael Hurst Actors

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I am personally grateful to Piripi and his wife, Angela for the opportunity they have given me. I strongly recommend this course.

David Caygill

Environment Canterbury Councillor; Former Deputy Prime Minister & Minister of Finance


I have a tutor... (who) is absolutely brilliant.

- Miriama Kamo

NZ Television Personality

- Josh Wharehinga

Gisborne Deputy Mayor

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Piripi has an awesome process in relation to teaching and empowering you to learn Te Reo Māori at all levels. I can't recommend Piripi and his wife Angela enough and the great work that they both do in this space.

- Teresa Te Pania-Ashton

CEO Māori Women’s Development Inc

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As a leader it was really my responsibility to converse, introduce and work things into what we did in my leadership… thank you, thank you, thank you… moving...

- Leon Clement

CEO Synlait Milk Limited

- Mike Dreaver

Treaty of Waitangi Settlements Negotiator

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Tēna koe,

While there is a famous saying that you cannot teach an old dog new tricks, Piripi has shown this is possible!!!
I started my journey with Piripi stumbling over saying ‘Kia ora’. Since beginning the journey, I am now confident to say a karakia, my pepeha and other appropriate welcomes. However, I have learnt much more than just the words. Piripi shares a deep understanding of the culture and history of Māori.

- Peter Larmer

Associate Professor and Head
School of Clinical Sciences - Te Kura Mātai Haumanu
AUT University - Te Wānanga Aronui o Tāmaki Makau Rau

- Donelle Mānihera

Business Owner, Developer and Online Content Manager

- Sean Pocock

Kaimātai Take Wahine/​Whakawhānau Tamaiti
Te Tai Rāwhiti DHB

Ngā mihi Matua Piripi

- Āria & Milah

Year 11 & 13 Kura students

(Transitioned from Mainstream to Total Immersion)

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