Universities struggle to cater for Maori demandStuff.
Unitec Institute of Technology's Kura Po co-ordinator Tuatahi Pene said the demand for its te reo Maori classes had caught the institute "off guard". Kura Po, Unitec's free 10-week evening course which teaches the language from beginner to advanced levels, has had enrolments increase from 1,200 to 1,500 over the past three years.
Meanwhile, Auckland University of Technology's free Maori language papers had risen by about 180 students over the past year.
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