Ngāti toa Puna Reo


Ka whakanunua te tamaiti
Ki te aroha
Ka whāngaia te hinengaro ki te wairua
O ngā tūpuna
Whitikingia ia ki tōna tūrangawaewae
Ka whakaritea ana ki whakamua
Ka puāwai te katoa
When a child is immersed in love
Nourished with an understanding of the past
With an awareness of self
And knowledge for the future
Then we all will prosper

Na Matiu Rei


To promote the mana of Ngāti Toa Rangatira by enhancing the social, economic, educational, cultural and spiritual development of all tribal members, in an open and responsive manner by enabling them opportunities to attain their full potential for the benefit of the Iwi and the community.

Our Puna Reo is a total immersion Early Childcare Centre that has been established to promote and encourage the growth of Te Reo Māori with mokopuna between the ages of 0 - 5. We are licensed to provide services for 8 - Under two’s and 20 - Over two’s. Our newly renovated premise, allows for a specifically designed area for our pēpi and a separate space for tamariki aged two and over. The centre will operate five days a week - Monday to Friday, 7am - 5:30pm. The Puna will close during all Statutory holidays and Public holidays if they happen to fall on a weekday. However, we will remain open during all school term breaks. We endeavour to employ a high calibre of experienced kaimahi along with kaiawhina who display a passionate interest in the ECE area and those who are committed to personal growth. These kaimahi will oversee the daily operation and programme implementation of the Puna Ora.


Opening Hours

Monday-Friday | 7:30- 5:30

Closed Public Holidays


Manager: Amiria Salzmann
Administrator: Terewai Gray

Rūma PĒpi | 0-2yrs

Whaea Marina
Whaea Sadie
Whaea Karen

Rūma Tuakana | 2-5yrs

Whaea Jen
Whaea Amo
Whaea Tapi
Whaea Tori


Address: 8 Ngati Toa Street, Takapūwāhia, PORIRUA

Contact: 04 237 9501


If you would like to enrol your child/ren please download and fill in the enrolment form as well as the information booklet and bring them in to the puna.


For further enquires please contact our administrator Terewai Gray

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