Heke Puna Maumahara

Diploma in Information Management

Become a guardian for the source of knowledge contained within your whānau, hapū or iwi. Just as our ancestors navigated the seas to discover new lands, you will learn to navigate the sea of information to make new discoveries.

Puna Maumahara refers to ‘repositories of knowledge’, particularly those belonging to iwi, hapū and whānau. In this one year diploma you will be entrenched in mātauranga Māori and learn how to apply these concepts through organising and retrieving information. This includes digital archiving and preservation techniques for taonga tuku iho (our inherited treasures). 

If you are seeking or currently in a role where you collect, access, store, design, implement, preserve and manage knowledge and systems you will learn a new approach based on tikanga and kaupapa Māori, opening your eyes to knowledge management through a Māori world view.  

This is the first year to the degree programme. If you want to enter a career focused on preserving taonga, whether for your marae, iwi, whānau, Māori organisation, library or museum, this diploma will help you on the path and set you up for further advanced study in the Poutuarongo Puna Maumahara degree.

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Heke Puna Maumahara

Diploma in Information Management

Code: HPM
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 (14 March 2022)
Entry Requirements: Minimum age of 17 years. Regular internet access, email address and computer or laptop with a working mic and camera are required.
Tuition Fees: $3,503 (approximately)



  • Year One

    PPMA101 Mātauranga Māori & Puna Maumahara
    PPMA102 Te Mau o Te Rorohiko I
    PPMA103 Tikanga o Te Pupuri Pārongo I
    PPMA104 Ngā Taonga Tuku Iho I


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


    REO101 Hui Rumaki Reo 1
    REO102 Hui Rumaki Reo 2



Please contact your course administrator (Rowina Hotene, ext 892) for details.


After Graduation

Ka puta te ihu

  • Exhibition Technician
  • Library Assistant
  • Information Management Advisor