MAORI102-22A (HAM)

He Hīnatore ki te Ao Māori: Introducing the Māori World

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Paper Description

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

The paper content will be delivered in three ways:

  1. through a series of lectures introducing the main themes and ideas associated with this particular study of the Māori world;
  2. through tutorials that will enable you to explore these themes in a group setting drawing on your own observations, experiences and readings;
  3. through online resources via Moodle.
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Paper Structure

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This is an A semester paper. There are four contact hours per week consisting of a one hour lecture on Tuesdays, a two hour lecture on Fridays and one one-hour tutorial at various times during the week. You are expected to attend both lectures and one tutorial. Outside of these hours, I will be available for you to contact me via email Guest lecturers will be invited to share their expertise from their particular research areas from time to time.
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Learning Outcomes

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Students who successfully complete the paper 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 others
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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. Set Reading and Writing Task
25 Mar 2022
7:00 PM
  • Online: Submit through Moodle
2. Values Presentation (Ngā Whanonga Pono)
4 Apr 2022
No set time
  • In Class: In Tutorial
3. Written Assignment
20 May 2022
7:00 PM
  • Online: Submit through Moodle
4. Final Class Test
7 Jun 2022
1:00 PM
  • In Class: In Lecture
5. Tutorial Participation and Attendance
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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There are some required readings that students will have to complete before some tutorials. These reading will be made available on the Moodle page.

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Recommended Readings

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Barlow, C. (1994): Tikanga whakaaro: Key concepts in Māori culture. Auckland, N.Z: Oxford University Press.
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).

Keenan, D. (ed.). (2012). Huia Histories of Māori Ngā Tāhuhu Kōrero, Huia Publishers: Wellington; pp. 229-256

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.

Reilly, M., Duncan, S., Leoni, G., Paterson, L., Carter, L., Rātima, M., Rewi, P. (2018). Te Kōparapara-An introduction to the Māori world. Auckland, NZ: Auckland University Press.

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

Shirres, M. P. (1979). Te tangata: The human person. Auckland, N.Z: Accent Publications.

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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Other Resources

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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 46 hours, the remaining 104 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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This paper is compulsory for the major in Māori and Indigenous Studies, which is available for the Bachelor of Arts and the Bachelor of Social Sciences. It is also available as a degree specified paper for the Bachelor of Environmental Planning. Upon successfully passing MAORI102, students are invited to enrol in the follow on paper which is MAORI102.
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Restricted papers: TIKA164 and TIKA163

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