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    An introductory study of various forms of waiata (Māori performing art) including haka from traditional to contemporary times. A practicum component is also included.

    This paper is offered as one of the Māori Performing Arts papers. It is designed to provide students with the opportunity to learn various waiata and haka and understand a Māori worldview from the basis of the Māori language and Māori customary lore as expressed through the medium of the performing arts.

    About this paper

    Paper title Waiata: Te Tīmatanga
    Subject Maori Studies
    EFTS 0.15
    Points 18 points
    Teaching period Semester 1 (On campus)
    Domestic Tuition Fees ( NZD ) $1,173.30
    International Tuition Fees Tuition Fees for international students are elsewhere on this website.
    Schedule C
    Arts and Music
    Tel: 03 479 8674
    Teaching staff

    Lecturer: Karyn Paringatai

    Paper Structure

    Internal assessment 100%


    Textbooks are not required for this paper.

    Graduate Attributes Emphasised
    Interdisciplinary perspective, Lifelong learning, Communication, Cultural understanding, Self-motivation, Teamwork.
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    Learning Outcomes

    Students who successfully complete this paper will be able to:

    • Demonstrate knowledge of the Māori performing arts through performance
    • Demonstrate knowledge of the forms of language used in the Māori performing arts as a medium for the expression of a Māori worldview
    • Demonstrate knowledge of the significance of the Māori performing arts in relation to the Māori language and Māori customary lore


    Semester 1

    Teaching method
    This paper is taught On Campus
    Learning management system


    Stream Days Times Weeks
    A1 Monday 12:00-12:50 9-13, 15-22


    Stream Days Times Weeks
    Attend one stream from
    A1 Tuesday 14:00-15:50 9-13, 15-22
    A2 Tuesday 14:00-15:50 22
    Tuesday 16:00-17:50 9-13, 15-21
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