A new te reo and tikanga Māori course for people wanting to learn Māori overseas is now available. 

Toro Mai, a new online course under Massey University, was launched. The aim of the course is to help Māori living abroad to connect with te reo Māori.

It's an introductory course that aims to grow the passion in people to learn te reo and tikanga Māori. 

Melbourne locals say they've been waiting for something like this for a long time, and they're ready.

The course opens with Māori Language Week in September which is when non-NZ residents will be able to sign on to the course which is part of a movement to support borderless education.