Te Uru Karaka Kōhanga Reo in Manawatū campus Te Uru Karaka Kōhanga Reo i te whare wānanga i Manawatū

Te Uru Karaka Kōhanga Reo ki Te Kunenga ki Pūrehuroa ki Papaioea, Aotearoa. We are a total-immersion kōhanga reo for tamariki aged 6 months to 6 years old on the Manawatū campus in Palmerston North.

Te Uru Karaka Kōhanga Reo


Childcare hours

  • Monday to Thursday, 8am to 4.30pm
  • Friday, 8am to 3.30pm
  • Closed for three weeks over the Christmas period


Ask about fees when you contact us as they can vary.

You can use your 20 hours of fees-free early childhood education for over three year olds or the Work and Income WINZ childcare summary at our Kōhanga Reo.


Contact the administrator to get an enrolment form or more information.


At Te Uru Karaka we use te reo Māori as a living language. To flourish to our full potential as kaitiaki of te reo we need a strong whānau commitment at home. Tamariki are viewed as naturally spiritual and emotional beings with inherited traits of tapu, mana, mauri and wairua. Kaiako and whānau work in partnership to ensure the best outcome for tamariki.

The environment of the Kōhanga Reo is viewed as an important part of our educational experience. We work in unison to develop an environment that is sustainable and meaningful for learning and engagement. Areas and spaces are thoughtfully planned out and considered.

Te Whāriki a te Kōhanga Reo provides the framework for everything that we do. Our curriculum is designed to enable tamariki to:

  • communicate in many ways
  • confidently research
  • take risks
  • explore their own ideas and interests within localised learning contexts.

Kaiako are valued as educators that use intentional teaching strategies and current research to guide their work. Please contact us for more details.

Contact us

Te Uru Karaka Kōhanga Reo


8am drop off to 4.30pm pick up weekdays (closed for three weeks over Christmas break)

Phone (tari)

+64 6 356 9099 extension 87209

Phone (wharekai)

+64 6 356 9099 extension 87208


Physical address
Te Uru Karaka Kōhanga Reo
Kōhanga Reo Road
Massey University
Palmerston North

Postal address
Te Uru Karaka Kohanga Reo
Private Bag 11-222
Massey University
Palmerston North