Poupou Karanga

Certificate in Karanga

Ko Hine-ruhi koe, te wahine nāna i tū te ata hāpara - You are like Hine-ruhi, the woman who caused the wonder of the dawn to appear. Bring forth your creativity and be instilled with a deep appreciation of the beautiful and traditional art form of karanga.

Using the rich heritage of te iwi Māori you will call upon the knowledge of your tūpuna and examine the values and principles of pūrākau (origin stories) learning their relevance to karanga. Taught over four noho, you will examine kōrero about atua wahine to find their values, morals and lessons while gaining the necessary skills to start your journey to become a competent kaikaranga.

This course will help you build the confidence to stand as a kaikaranga on your marae, kura or workplace as you draw on the wealth of knowledge from expert kaikaranga and develop your own practical skills. Participate in discussions around karanga and share experiences in a safe and welcoming environment. 

For women who want to gain the knowledge and confidence to stand on their marae as a kaikaranga, this course is a great start. This is also an excellent option if you are looking to reconnect with your cultural identity or take the first initial steps to further study in mātauranga Māori or te reo Māori. Poupou Karanga is also ideal for anyone already working in a kaupapa Maōri based environment.

Poupou Karanga is offered as a course for groups at marae and those in kaupapa Māori based environments.

Hapū may wish to consider running the Poupou Karanga alongside the Poupou Tū Whaikōrero at their marae. The recommended group size is 30 or more participants from either course, or a combination of participants from both courses.

Enquire today, call 0800 WANANGA (0800 926 2642) or email tetomonga@twor-otaki.ac.nz

Fees Free

If you are eligible for the government 'Fees Free' study scheme, this course will consume part of your fees free entitlement.

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Poupou Karanga

Code: PpK
Credits: 40
Level: NZQA Level 4
Delivery: Four weekend residential seminars and self directed learning
Location: Usually delivered at marae
Mode: Bilingual (Māori/English)
Next Intake: February and July 2022
Entry Requirements: Minimum age of 17 years. Regular internet access, email address and computer or laptop with a working mic and camera are required.  
Tuition Fees: Enquire about Marae Based Studies options for groups. Call 0800 WANANGA (0800 926 2642) today.



  • Year One

    KMW1 Te Whāriki
    KMW2 Tuawahine
    KMW3 Te Tū Tamawahine
    KMW4 Te Whakatau

After Graduation

Ka puta te ihu

  • Becoming an exponent of karanga
  • Supporting the paepae at your marae
  • Further study with the Mātauranga Māori degree leading to career pathways in teaching, tikanga and te reo consultancy, cultural advisory services, kaupapa Māori research, broadcasting and management in Māori organisations.