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MAOR208 Ngā Manu Taki

The study of famous Māori composers, the revival of some of their compositions and the execution of these compositions through high-level performance.

This paper is offered as one of the Māori Performing Arts papers. The paper focuses on Māori composers and compositions and the execution of these through performance. It will contribute to the Māori performing arts stream of Te Tumu, further developing performance skills from MAOR 108, Waiata: Te Tīmatanga, as well as the extension of knowledge on the performance environment, the composer and the composition.

Paper title Ngā Manu Taki
Paper code MAOR208
Subject Maori Studies
EFTS 0.15
Points 18 points
Teaching period Semester 2 (On campus)
Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD) $1,141.35
International Tuition Fees Tuition Fees for international students are elsewhere on this website.

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MAOR 108
Schedule C
Arts and Music
Tel: 03 479 8674

Teaching staff

Teaching staff to be confirmed.

Paper Structure
Internal assessment 100%
Teaching Arrangements
Includes a Wānanga

Textbooks are not required for this paper.

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

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

  • Demonstrate knowledge of some eminent composers and their compositions
  • Demonstrate knowledge of how to perform a range of compositions using appropriate actions, facial expressions, body movements and voice control
  • Demonstrate the ability to work together as a unit to perform a high-standard bracket of items
  • Demonstrate the ability to reflect the meaning of the compositions and enhance the performance through physical animation, vocal projection and the application of customary Māori performance accompaniments
  • Appreciate the pressure of preparation for a competitive performance bracket

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Semester 2

Teaching method
This paper is taught On Campus
Learning management system


Stream Days Times Weeks
A1 Monday 15:00-16:50 28-34, 36-41


Stream Days Times Weeks
A1 Friday 15:00-16:50 29-34, 36-41