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Mātauranga Māori in Outdoor Education


Poipoia te kākano kia puāwai - Nurture the seed and it will blossom

This PLD is for Outdoor Education teachers wanting to develop their understanding of mātauranga Māori. As part of this PLD you will

    • Participate in a pōwhiri and noho marae/overnight stay at Waikari marae
    • Examine and discuss the new Outdoor Recreation unit standards and the Te Ao Māori concepts within them such as karakia, pepeha, waiata, ngā atua.
    • Explore the local area by waka and mountain bike and hear the pūrākau and pakiwaitara of Ngāi Te Rangi at significant places.
    • Plan next steps of action to integrate mātauranga Māori into your teaching practice.

Starts: Wednesday 16th November at 3pm

Finishes: Thursday 17th November at 4pm

Where: Wairaki Marae, Matapihi, Tauranga

Facilitated by Jane Townsend, Sophie Hoskins and local expert Que Bidois of Ngai-Te Rangi, Ngāti Tapu and Ngati- Ranginui Pirirakau. Que was born and raised in Tauranga Moana, specifically Arataki and will be sharing his knowledge with us. 

There is no cost to this PLD as it is a pilot. Kai will be provided. Please let us know if you have any dietary requirements. 

You will need to bring 

  • Blanket or Sleeping bag
  • Pillow
  • Towel
  • Suitable clothing and footwear for being in the outdoors
  • Suitable clothing for paddling in a waka/getting wet
  • A bike and helmet if you have one (please let us know if you'd like to borrow one). 
  • Printed copy of the workbook and a pen
  • Anything else you need for an overnight stay