Heke Rongoā

Diploma in Māori Holistic Wellbeing

Ko au te rongoā, ko te rongoā ko au. Awaken your spirit to the world
of rongoā as you bring together dimensions of wairua (spirit) and rongoā rākau (native herbal preparations).

Steeped in matāuranga Maōri, this one year programme will introduce you to the origins of rongoā including restorative practises of the body, mind and soul.  Drawing on pūrākau and the origins of whakapapa you will gain an understanding of where we stand in relation to our natural environment and the foundations of safe, ethical practice. Learn how to gather, prepare and apply a variety of preparations and resources, and gain knowledge on relevant policy and legislation relevant to rongoā. Be prepared to take an in-depth look at yourself; combined with iwi and hapū and reo studies you will be equipped for further advanced study in the health sector, or be able to develop preparations for yourself or whānau.

If you are seeking to become a practitioner of traditional and contemporary Māori holistic wellbeing for whānau, hapū and iwi, this tohu will help you get started.

Heke Rongoā

Diploma in Māori Holistic Wellbeing

Code: HR
Credits: 120
1 year
Level: NZQA Level 5
Location: Ōtaki, Manukau
 Residential seminars, self directed learning and online delivery
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: $3,498 (approximately)



  • Year One

    HRNA101 Introduction to Rongoā
    HRNA102 Te Whare Oranga: House of Wellbeing
    HRNA103 Rongoā Application
    HRNA104 Ngā Rākau Rongoā


    IWI101 Private Study of One Marae
    IWI102 Private Study of Iwi History


    REO101 Hui Rumaki Reo 1
    REO102 Hui Rumaki Reo 2

After Graduation

Ka puta te ihu

  • Rongoā Practitioner
  • Rongoā Advisor
  • Whānau, Hapū and Iwi Health Promoter
  • Natural Health Therapist