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MAOR206 Ngā Pūkenga Tuhi

The development of writing skills in te reo Māori over a range of genres. Taught in Māori.

This paper is intended for those students with excellent speaking and listening skills to develop their written abilities in te reo across a range of genres. The aim is to enhance students’ skills to write assignments in other papers in te reo Māori, or to go on to postgraduate research through the medium of Māori, and to develop marketable skills. Taught in Māori.

Paper title Ngā Pūkenga Tuhi
Paper code MAOR206
Subject Maori Studies
EFTS 0.1500
Points 18 points
Teaching period Second Semester
Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD) $886.35
International Tuition Fees (NZD) $3,766.35

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MAOR 211
MOAR 306
Schedule C
Arts and Music

Texts will be made available on Blackboard

Learning Outcomes

Students, on completion of the paper, will be able to:

  • Employ phrases and grammatical constructions in the Māori language at intermediate/advanced level of Māori in both formal and informal styles.
  • Express appropriate idiom, simile, metaphor and the like, in written which allow for the transmission of nuance and desired meaning at an intermediate/advanced level of Māori language proficiency.
  • Gain knowledge of a variety of written forms (such as letters, stories, reports, blogs and webpages) from historical and contemporary sources, and skills to create their own pieces of writing to an intermediate/advanced level of Māori language proficiency.
  • Gain knowledge and skills in the arts of translation from English into Māori to an intermediate/advanced level of Māori language proficiency.
Paper Structure

1. Hautaka ā-ipurangi. Blog 25%

2. Tuhi reta Letter Writing 10%

3. Pakiwaitara Story Writing 20%

4. Pūrongo Report Writing 20%

5. Pānui ā-whare wānanga Academic Poster 25%


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Teaching staff

This paper is team taught

Graduate Attributes Emphasised
Lifelong learning, Communication, Critical thinking, Cultural understanding.
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Second Semester

Teaching method
This paper is taught On Campus
Learning management system


Stream Days Times Weeks
A1 Tuesday 10:00-11:50 28-34, 36-41