AwaWhenua  is an international consultancy that works with both Maori and non-Maori to strengthen cultural competency. Our personaldevelopment focus is on strengthening communities by improving language and cultural awareness. Our professional development packages assist organisations to develop Treaty of Waitangi strategies at a governance level, and assist staff who operate within them to attain aworking knowledge of the Treaty, the Maori language, and culture. No matter where you are in the world AwaWhenua has the capacity to educate you.


The senior managers are still buzzing about the cultural competency workshop Tania took at Landcorp. It certainly made an impact. Tania's professionalism,style, ability to engage, share stories with grace and wisdom as well as deliver with technical expertise was very rewarding and influential. - Landcorp May 2011

Professional Development

The Treaty of Waitangi programme gives an overview of the history of the Treaty leading to modern day application.  The programme aims to inform public sector staff and develop theirunderstanding of the Treaty framework within New Zealand.

The Maori language programmes aim to bring non-Maori speakers from an elementary to an intermediate level.  Thefocus is on mastering basic, useful reo such as pronunciation, greetings and workplace communications.

The Cultural Competency programmes give insight into customary norms, and can assist you to engage with Maori in a culturally appropriate manner.

Customised programmes can be developed to meet your needs and delivered in-house.

Personal Development

Skype Your Reo is a convenient, flexible and engaging way to learn te reo from the comfort of your ownhome, no matter where you are in the World.   Skype your Reo allows colleagues, family and friends to learn together in their own environment be it the workplace or the home.