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MAOR308 Ngā Hākinakina a Te Māori

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Various forms of technologies in Māori Performing Arts including poi and patu, etc. are examined. A practicum component is also included. Taught mainly in Māori.

In this paper students will develop composition and tutoring skills. Students will work in groups to research, compose and choreograph a haka, poi or waiata and then teach this item to the rest of the class. Students will also perform these items to a select audience.

Paper title Ngā Hākinakina a Te Māori
Paper code MAOR308
Subject Maori Studies
EFTS 0.1500
Points 18 points
Teaching period Second Semester
Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD) $863.25
International Tuition Fees (NZD) $3,954.75

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MAOR 208
Schedule C
Arts and Music
Teaching staff
Professor Poia Rewi
Paper Structure
100% internally assessed
Teaching Arrangements
There will be two wānanga held throughout the semester and weekly 2-hour practicums/composition workshops.

Paper offered every second year.

Textbooks are not required for this paper.

Graduate Attributes Emphasised
Interdisciplinary perspective, Cultural understanding, Self-motivation, Teamwork.
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Learning Outcomes
Students, on completion of the paper, will be able to:
  1. Demonstrate the ability to compose original haka/waiata and choreograph original and pre-written haka and/or waiata
  2. Demonstrate the ability to teach others
  3. Demonstrate knowledge of how to perform a range of compositions using appropriate actions, facial expressions, body movements and voice control
  4. Demonstrate an ability to work together as a group to perform to a high-standard bracket of items

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Second Semester

Teaching method
This paper is taught On Campus
Learning management system


Stream Days Times Weeks
L1 Monday 15:00-16:50 28-34, 36-37


Stream Days Times Weeks
P1 Tuesday 15:00-16:50 28-34, 36-37
Tuesday 17:00-18:50 38-41