TESTIMONIALS - KĪWAHA
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
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
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
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
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)