Te Pōkaitahi Tikanga Level3 Semester 22024-07-11T17:12:23+12:00

It’s time to learn more about our language, history and culture.

Te Pōkaitahi Tikanga (Mātauranga Māori) (Kaupae 3)

New Zealand Certificate in Tikanga (Mātauranga Māori) (Level 3)

A programme that has been designed to offer ākonga an introduction into tikanga Māori. It has been purposefully contextualised to offer a general perspective of tikanga Māori, whist in some areas focussing specifically on an iwi/hapū context. Four wānanga:

  1. Kōwae ako focussing on mana tangata as applied to tikanga Māori concepts, values, and systems. Ākonga will work collaboratively to explore the areas of whanaungatanga, pepeha, pūrākau and pakiwaitara. The kōwae ako also explores tikanga Māori and its connection to identity.
  2. This kōwae ako focuses on the linkages of tikanga Māori with the individual, society, and the whenua. Ākonga will research tikanga Māori concepts and explore their own relationship to the physical world as an expression of mana whenua.
  3. This kōwae ako focuses on tikanga Māori practices as an expression mana ao tūroa. Principles and behaviours, such as kawa, tikanga, and gender roles, will be explored and applied to a marae and pōwhiri situation.
  4. This kōwae ako links te reo Māori to tikanga Māori as an expression of mana reo. Ākonga will explore the use of whakataukī, whakatauāki, kīwaha (as applied to the kāinga), and te reo Māori (and particularly in a reo-ā-iwi context).

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Our programme includes:

  • One evening class per week
  • Online content to keep you engaged
  • Can pathway into Te Pōkaitahi Tikanga: Kaupae 4 and/or Te Pōkaitahi Reo: Kaupae 1
  • Qualified Te Reo Tutors


Pōkaitahi Tikanga: Kaupae 3 is fees free, and all electronic resources are provided.


  • The online enrolment form will take you up to fifteen minutes to complete.
  • You will need to upload a copy of your passport or birth certificate to complete this.
  • An email will be sent to you once we receive your enrolment.
  • An interview will be arranged to confirm your enrolment.
  • See Enrolment Guidelines here

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