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Toro Mai deepens understanding of Māori

Monday, Jul 30, 2018, by Sheryl Blythen

Massey University’s online learning programme Toro Mai is a guided journey to deepen understanding and awareness of Māori knowledge. It offers two introductory courses in Te Reo Māori and Tikanga Māori. These are taught via an immersive multi-media online platform with interactive activities. They are about 10 hours each and can be studied at your own pace. These courses are not accredited - there are no costs involved, no assignments and no exams. The Te Reo Māori course will enable learners to more readily use Te Reo Māori at home and in everyday situations. Topics include:

  • Ngā Mihimihi (Meet and greet)
  • Te Whānau (Family)
  • Te Kai (Food)
  • Ngā Hararei (Holidays)
  • Ngā Hākinakina (Sports)
  • Te Hauora (Māori vitality and wellbeing)
  • Te Kāinga (Home)
  • Te Mahi (Work)

The Tikanga Māori course gives emphasis to Te Ao Māori (The Māori World). Topics include:

  • Ngā Kōrero Pūrakau (ancient Māori narratives)
  • Kaupapa, Tikanga, Kawa (Māori cultural principles, practices and rituals)
  • Te Hauora (Māori vitality and wellbeing)
  • Te Ao Hurihuri (dynamics of the modern Māori world)

Both courses will be available from September 2018. Register at the Massey University website.

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