Tuterangiwhiu Grant-Cairns – Owner/Teacher
Ko Ngā Rākau-Mātahipū-a-Atuamatua te waka.
Ko Ngongotahā te maunga.
Ko Te Rotorua-Nui-a-Kahumatamomoe te moana.
Ko Te Arawa te iwi.
Ko Tuterangiwhiu Grant-Cairns tōku ingoa.
Kia ora! My name is Tuterangiwhiu Grant-Cairns and I am offering a service of learning te reo Māori online for beginners. Whether you are just beginning your journey, or you are looking to expand on what you already know, all are welcome!
I am a husband and father to two beautiful little girls, and I have a passion for te reo Māori and just being Māori. I have walked this journey with my family and now I would love the opportunity to walk alongside you on your own journey.
Carmen Grant-Cairns – Business Administrator
Ko Te Arawa te waka
Ko Matauhipo-o-Rakeipoho, Ko Matawhaura ōku maunga
Ko Taupō-nui-a-Tia, Ko Te Rotoiti-i-kitea-ai-a-Ihenga ōku moana
Ko Waimarino, Ko Ōhautanga-a-Potakatawhiti ōku awa
Ko Ngāti Hinekura, Ko Ngāti Te Takinga ngā hapū
Ko Korohē me Hohowai ngā marae
Ko Ngāti Tūwharetoa me Ngāti Pikiao ōku iwi
Ko Carmen Grant-Cairns tōku ingoa
I am Tuterangiwhiu's wife and constantly in the background making sure your experience with Tuterangiwhiu is an enjoyable, and safe space to learn te reo Māori.
I love all things Māori, and find this journey highly rewarding, as I watch our students grow and beam with pride whilst learning their language and culture.
If you are considering learning but you are nervous, please reach out to Tuterangiwhiu and I. We will work hard to make sure you are as comfortable as possible.
I hope to see you all in our future lessons :)
“Mai i Maketū ki Tongariro” - Our babies
Kia ora e te whānau. Our names are Ivy and Alivya Grant-Cairns.
We are, and continue to be the drive our parents have for this journey in keeping our language alive and sharing te reo Māori.
We enjoy singing the 'AEIOU' song and saying 'HUI E, TĀIKI E!' when we do our karakia.
We hope you join our parents and hand the knowledge you learn to your babies, or to the children in your family too :)
Jasmine Straga - Te Reo Kia Rere Support Manager
Jevan Jones Loffley -Student support (Trans Tasman) Based in Melbourne.
Waihuka Matekuare -Student support (Europe) Based in the United Kingdom
Ko Maungataniwha te maunga.
Ko Tokerau te moana.
Ko Rangaunu te awa.
Ko Māmaru te waka.
Ko Ngāti Kahu te iwi.
Ko Ōturu te marae.
Ko Micki Hilda Rapua Monowai Walker tōku ingoa.
Kia ora, e te whānau. My name is Micki Hilda Rapua Monowai Walker.
I was born and raised in Sydney Australia, since 1983. I have 5 amazing children, 4 girls and 1 boy, with my partner of 12 years. Growing up, I had no interest in learning te reo Māori, and about the Māori culture. It was not until my eldest child, my daughter Gordon-Ruhia, at 16 yrs of age, had asked me to join her up for kapa haka in 2019. I thought I would join with her so I could be supportive towards her in some way when needed. That is where my own journey with te reo Māori started. Finally it felt like I fit in somewhere. Something was missing in my life and I realized it was who I was born to be, a wahine Māori. To be the kaiako (teacher) for my own children.