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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.

    About this paper

    Paper title Ngā Hākinakina a Te Māori
    Subject Maori Studies
    EFTS 0.15
    Points 18 points
    Teaching period Semester 2 (On campus)
    Domestic Tuition Fees ( NZD ) $937.50
    International Tuition Fees Tuition Fees for international students are elsewhere on this website.
    MAOR 208
    Schedule C
    Arts and Music

    Teaching staff

    Associate Professor Karyn Paringatai

    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 who successfully complete this paper will be able to:

    • Demonstrate the ability to compose original haka/waiata and choreograph original and pre-written haka and/or waiata
    • Demonstrate the ability to teach others
    • Demonstrate knowledge of how to perform a range of compositions using appropriate actions, facial expressions, body movements and voice control
    • Demonstrate an ability to work together as a group to perform to a high-standard bracket of items


    Semester 2

    Teaching method
    This paper is taught On Campus
    Learning management system


    Stream Days Times Weeks
    A1 Monday 12:00-12:50 29-35, 37


    Stream Days Times Weeks
    A1 Tuesday 15:00-16:50 29-35, 37-41
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