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.

Reinforcing the value of whakawhanaungatanga (positive relationships) this tohu is perfect for 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

Participation is pivotal to success therefore attendance and particpation in all Kura Wānanga and pakari tinana sessions are compulsory. The attendance requirement for Poupou Pakari Tinana is:

  • Four one-day Kura Wānanga deliveries to take place during the 16 week teaching period.
  • Weekly pakari tinana sessions with your kaiako.

Poupou Pakari Tinana is offered as a course for groups at marae and those in kaupapa Māori based environments, this is an excellant introduction to further studies on the Heke Kawa Oranga. Enquire about Marae Based Study options for groups of 30 or more participants. Call 0800 WANANGA (0800 926 2642) today.

Graduates of this programme may also be interested in: 

Download the digital flyer pdf Poupou Pakari Tinana 2020.pdf.

Poupou Pakari Tinana

Certificate in Physical Wellbeing

Code: PpPT
Credits: 45
16 weeks
Level: NZQA Level 4
Delivery: Residential seminars and self directed learning
Location: Delivered at your location
Mode: Bilingual (Māori/English)
Next Intake: Huringa 2 (26 July 2021)
Entry Requirements: A group course for 30 or more participants. 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 of 30 or more participants. Call 0800 WANANGA (0800 926 2642) today.



  • 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.