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A post-introductory paper in Māori language that is taught mainly in Māori. Some previous knowledge of Māori language is essential. He akoranga hei whakapakari i te reo o rātou kua tīmata kē ki te ako i te reo Māori. Ko te nuinga o te karaehe e whakaakona ana i te reo. Me mātua mōhio te akonga ki te mihi, ki te hanga i ētahi whakatakotoranga kōrero.

Paper title Te Kākano 1
Paper code MAOR111
Subject Maori Studies
EFTS 0.15
Points 18 points
Teaching period Semester 1 (On campus)
Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD) $955.05
International Tuition Fees Tuition Fees for international students are elsewhere on this website.

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MAOR 110
MAOR 112 or MAOR 131 or any other more advanced Māori language paper
Schedule C
Arts and Music
(i) The prerequisite may be waived for students with evidence of equivalent prior knowledge. (ii) Students will be placed in MAOR language papers appropriate to their knowledge of Māori. A first year student placed in 200- or 300-level language papers will still have to pass MAOR papers worth at least 162 points in order to major in Māori Studies. (ii) If you have NCEA level one Māori please enrol directly into MAOR111 using Special Permission at the 'Review and Submit' stage of your application. If you already have NCEA level two or level three Māori or the equivalent please enrol directly into MAOR211.

Students with NCEA level 2 Te Reo Māori may be considered eligible for entry without the prerequisite of MAOR 110.

Ph: (03) 479 8674

Teaching staff

Paia Taani

Paper Structure

Internal assessment 100%


Moorfield, J. C. 2001. Te Kākano (Te Whanake 1) 2nd ed. Auckland: Pearson Education.
Moorfield, J. C. 2002. Te Kākano: Pukapuka Tātaki: Study Guide. Auckland: Pearson Education.

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

Kia puta ai te ākonga, ka taea te (students, on completion of the paper, will be able to):

  • Kōrerorero i te reo (converse in Māori on a range of day-to-day topics)
  • Whakarongo, pānui i te reo, kia mārama ai (be able to display comprehension of oral language and written text on a range of day-to-day topics)
  • Tuhituhi i te reo me te whakamahi i ngā takotoranga mai i ngā Wāhanga 1-6 o Te Kākano (write in Māori on a range of day-to-day topics, with accurate use of the range of structures presented in chapters 1 to 6 of the text)

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Semester 1

Teaching method
This paper is taught On Campus
Learning management system


Stream Days Times Weeks
A1 Monday 10:00-11:50 9-14, 16-22
Thursday 10:00-11:50 9-14, 16-22


Stream Days Times Weeks
Attend one stream from
A1 Tuesday 10:00-10:50 10-14, 16, 18-22
A2 Tuesday 11:00-11:50 10-14, 16, 18-22
A3 Tuesday 12:00-12:50 10-14, 16, 18-22