Heke Awa, Raukawa and Toarangatira-tanga

Diploma in Awa, Raukawa and Toarangatira-tanga

Studies in Mātauranga Māori will introduce you to understandings of human behaviour based on concepts handed down through generations of Māori. Te whakamāramatanga o ngā tikanga tuku iho e puta ai te titiro a te Māori ki tōna ao.  Learn about kaupapa and tikanga Māori that define the way we view the world as Māori. Explore Māori knowledge as our tūpuna understood it, as we understand it today and as it will be applied tomorrow.

The Heke Awa, Raukawa and Toa Rangatira-tanga is a tailored programme specific to mātauranga Māori of the founding iwi of Te Wānanga o Raukawa, Te Ati Awa ki Whakarongotai, Ngāti Raukawa ki te Tonga and Ngāti Toa Rangatira.

The Heke is the first year of the three year Poutuarongo Mātauranga Māori degree.

Download the digital flyer pdf Heke Mātauranga Māori 2020.

Heke Awa, Raukawa and Toarangatira-tanga

Diploma in Awa, Raukawa and Toarangatira-tanga

Code: HART
Credits: 120
1 year
Level: NZQA Level 5
Delivery: Residential seminars, self directed learning and online delivery
Location: Ōtaki
Mode: Bilingual (Māori/English)
Next Intake: Huringa 1 (March)
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: $3,502 (approximately)



  • Year One

    PMM101 Māori Art & Design
    PMM102 Ngā Tikanga Tuku Iho 1
    PMM103 Iwi Oral Traditions
    PMM104 The Tikanga Māori House: The Treaty of Waitangi and Mātauranga Māori


    ART101 Private Study of One Marae
    ART102 Private Study of Iwi History
    ART103 Interviews with Two Kaumātua


    REO101W or REO101M Akoranga ā-wiki Weekly Reo Classes or Te Ako Mai i Tawhiti (Distance Learning)
    REO102H Hui Rumaki Reo 1
    REO103H Hui Rumaki Reo 2



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As part of our Covid-19 stance to protect the health and wellbeing of our people, all noho in huringa 1 (semester 1) will be replaced by online deliveries. Learn more.


After Graduation

Ka puta te ihu

  • Exhibition Technician
  • Library Assistant
  • Iwi and Hapū Representative