Poupou Pakari Tinana

Certificate in Physical Wellbeing

If you are interested in enhancing your mauri ora (vitality) and wanting to take a holistic approach to nutrition and wellbeing then this tohu will introduce you to strategies, principles and philosophies from a Māori world view, relevant to both your individual and whānau wellness journey.

This tohu is no longer being offered in 2021, please complete an online enquiry to recieve information about a 2022 offering.

Reinforcing the value of whakawhanaungatanga (positive relationships) this tohu is perfect for individuals and groups as it engages participants in successful and purposeful mauri enhancing activities that promote daily movement and optimal nutrition.

Graduates will be able to make informed choices regarding nutrition, exercise, recovery and lifestyle that reflects kaupapa, tikanga and kawa relevant to Māori wellbeing.

There are four introductory papers, each with specific objectives, delivered within a framework that:

  • Utilises aspects of te reo Māori
  • Employs the Whare Tapa Whā model of health and wellbeing
  • Provides opportunities for further expression of the guiding kaupapa of Te Wānanga o Raukawa
  • Recognises the importance of tikanga (including the concepts of tapu and noa)
  • Encourages the development of a kawa for the maintenance of healthy lifestyles

This tohu is going to be delivered fully online in 2022, you will be expected to complete weekly fitness sessions in your own time and provide evidence in your online journal.

Poupou Pakari Tinana is an excellant introduction to further studies on the Heke Kawa Oranga or as a base to further study with Te Wānanga o Raukawa. Graduates of this programme may also be interested in: 

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 Pakari Tinana

Certificate in Physical Wellbeing

Code: PpPT
Credits: 45
16 weeks
Level: NZQA Level 4
Delivery: Fully online plus self directed learning
Mode: Bilingual (Māori/English)
Next Intake: Huringa 1 2022 (TBC)
Entry Requirements: Minimum age of 17 years.  Regular internet access, email address and computer or laptop with a working mic and camera are required.



  • Year One

    PPT1 Whakatō Mauri
    PPT2 Whakaoho Mauri
    PPT3 Whakatupu Mauri
    PPT4 Whakatau Mauri

After Graduation

Ka puta te ihu

This tohu will help you prepare a pathway for a career in Māori health promotion, whānau ora navigation, Iwi, Hapū and/or Māori organisational sports, exercise or nutrition consultancy, Māori event management or Kōhanga, Kura or Wharekura hauora and pakari tinana roles.