Poupou Karanga


Using the rich heritage of te iwi Māori you will call upon the knowlege of ngā tūpuna wāhine and examine the values and principles of pūrākau (Māori legend stories) and their relevance to karanga.  Poupou Karanga aims to bring forth your creativity and instil a deep appreciation of this traditional art form.

Participate in discussions around karanga and share experiences in a safe and welcoming environment.  Draw on the wealth of knowledge from expert kaikaranga and develop your practical skills. Learn how you can support your whānau, hapū and iwi through the karanga art form.

Poupou Karanga is delivered over a series of noho. Noho usually occur on weekends, but will vary depending on the location.

Enquire about Marae Based Studies options for groups of 30 or more participants. Call 0800 WANANGA today.

Poupou Karanga

Code: PpK
Credits: 40
Level: NZQA Level 4
Delivery: Four weekend residential seminars and self directed learning
Mode: Bilingual (Māori/English)
Next Intake: Huringa 2 (July)
Entry Requirements: Minimum age of 17 years. Regular internet access, email address and computer, laptop, tablet or other suitable mobile device is required.
Tuition Fees: $985 (approximately).



  • 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.