MAORI102-19T (NET)

He Hīnatore ki te Ao Māori: Introducing the Māori World

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Paper Description

This paper is a study of Maori histories, principles, beliefs, kinship and social structures, encapsulated within customs and practices that have evolved from traditional times to the present.

The paper content needed to complete this paper will be delivered in four ways:

  1. through a series of lectures, captured by panopto, introducing the main themes and ideas associated with this particular study of the Maori world;
  2. through online discussion and/or tasks that will enable you to explore these themes drawing on your own observations, experiences and readings
  3. through a programme of directed reading which is your responsibility to structure and which should feed into online discussions and assignments. All students are expected to read the course readings prior to discussion.
  4. through online resources via Moodle.
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Paper Structure

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This is an T semester paper. From the beginning of the course on the 11th of November to the the 20th of December, 4 lectures a week will be posted on the moodle (Monday to Thursday). In addition, there will be weekly online forums every Friday that you are expected to participate in. It is expected that you will view all of the recordings and participate in the online forums. If you have questions or feedback I will be available for you to contact me via email (
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Learning Outcomes

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Students who successfully complete the course should be able to:

  • Describe and understand basic principles of traditional Māori customs, beliefs and values and connectedness to identity
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  • Explore key issues within Māori society
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  • Analyse factors that have influenced and shaped Māori society and understand how this change has impacted upon the student
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  • Discuss the possible future of Maori society
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All course work and full engagement in classes and discussions is required in order to pass this paper. Marks are allocated for engagement and participation as well as for all other internally assessed work

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Assessment Components

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The internal assessment/exam ratio (as stated in the University Calendar) is 100:0. There is no final exam. The final exam makes up 0% of the overall mark.

The internal assessment/exam ratio (as stated in the University Calendar) is 100:0 or 0:0, whichever is more favourable for the student. The final exam makes up either 0% or 0% of the overall mark.

Component DescriptionDue Date TimePercentage of overall markSubmission MethodCompulsory
1. Identity Presentation
22 Nov 2019
12:00 AM
  • Online: Submit through Moodle
2. Set Reading
6 Dec 2019
5:00 PM
  • Online: Submit through Moodle
3. In Class Test
20 Dec 2019
No set time
  • Online: Submit through Moodle
4. Written Assignment
22 Dec 2019
12:00 PM
  • Online: Submit through Moodle
5. Tutorials
Assessment Total:     100    
Failing to complete a compulsory assessment component of a paper will result in an IC grade
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Required and Recommended Readings

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Required Readings

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Barlow, C. (1994): Tikanga whakaaro: Key concepts in Māori culture. Auckland, N.Z: Oxford University Press.
Shirres, M. P. (1979). Te tangata: The human person. Auckland, N.Z: Accent Publications.
Consedine, R., & J. (2001). Healing our history: The challenge of the Treaty of Waitangi. Auckland: Penguin.
Durie, M. (1994). Whaiora: Māori Health Development. Auckland: Oxford University Press.
Durie, M. (2001). Mauri ora: The dynamics of Māori health. Melbourne; Oxford: Oxford University Press.
Ka’ai, T. M., & Moorfield, J. C., & Reilly, M. P. J., & Mosley, S. (Eds.). (2010). Ki te Whaiao: An Introduction to Māori Culture and Society. Auckland, New Zealand: Pearson Education (Original work published 2004).

King, M. (ed.). (1992) Te ao hurihuri: Aspects of Maoritanga. Auckland: Reed.

King, M. (1982). Te Puea Herangi: Princess of the Maori. Auckland, N.Z: Hodder and Stoughton

Mead, H. (2003). Tikanga Māori: Living by Māori values. Wellington, New Zealand: Huia.

Metge, J. (2001). Talking together = Kōrero tahi. Auckland, N.Z.: Auckland University Press with Te Matahauariki Institute.
Mulholland, M, Tawhai, V. M. H. (Eds.). (2010). Weeping Waters: the Treaty of Waitangi and constitutional change. Wellington, Aotearoa/New Zealand: Huia Publishers.
Orange, C. (2011). The Treaty of Waitangi. Wellington: Bridget Williams Books Ltd.

Salmond, A. (1975). Hui: A study of Maori ceremonial gatherings. Auckland: Reed.

Walker, R. (2004). Struggle without end. Auckland, N.Z: Penguin.
Winiata, M. (1976). The changing role of the leader in Māori society. Auckland: Blackwood and J. Paul. Provided on the Moodle link at

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Recommended Readings

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Other resources may be made available on Moodle from time to time
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Online Support

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This paper is supported by Moodle. Moodle is the eLearning platform of this university that is used to foster student interaction related to learning. This paper can be accessed by visiting


This paper is also supported by Panopto. Panopto - Course Cast is a tool which allows users to record audio, video, PowerPoint and what is happening on the user’s computer screen or in class. Panopto recordings can be accessed by visiting

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The paper is taught in English. Course readings can be accessed from the primary source and also from the class Moodle site. MAORI102 is a 100 level paper. This involves 150 hours teaching and learning. Class time with lecturer is 36 hours, the remaining 114 hours are to be used in researching, reading for tutorial discussions, and completing written assignments.
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Linkages to Other Papers

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Restricted papers: TIKA164 and TIKA163

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