Te Pōkaitahi Tikanga Level4 Semester 1 20252024-07-11T19:25:59+12:00

Learn how we can all be an active part of te ao Māori.

Te Pōkaitahi Tikanga (Mātauranga Māori) (Kaupae 4)

New Zealand Certificate in Tikanga (Mātauranga Māori) (Level 4)

A programme that has been designed to offer ākonga the opportunity to develop a broad understanding of tikanga in a specialist field founded on a Māori worldview. Graduates of this qualification will have a broad range of knowledge and skills to support and participate in the practice of tikanga under limited supervision. Four wānanga:

  1. This kōwae ako focuses on mana tangata as applied to tikanga Māori concepts, values, and systems. Ākonga will work collaboratively to explore the areas of mana/tapu, tikanga tā moko/kirituhi, and whakapapa. 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 specific gender roles, will be explored and applied to a tangihanga situation.
  4. This kōwae ako links te reo Māori to tikanga Māori as an expression of mana reo. Ākonga will explore the use of te reo Māori within specific tikanga contexts such as karakia and whakapapa.

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Our programme includes:

  • One evening class per week
  • Online content to keep you engaged
  • Can pathway into Te Pōkairua Tikanga: Kaupae 5 and/or Te Pōkaitahi Reo: Te Kaupae 1
  • Qualified Te Reo Tutors


Pōkaitahi Tikanga: Kaupae 4 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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