Manaaki Tāpoi Cultural Tourism
People travel from all around the world to learn more about the Māori culture of New Zealand. Stand tall and be proud of your whakapapa.
Take a journey through the cultural history of Te Tau Ihu o Te Waka a Maui (the Top of the South). Learn from expert tutors and kaumatua, visit and stay on marae across the region and interact with Māori business leaders of the region.
This programme is designed to be experiential and active whilst embedding and reinforcing pride in Aotearoa’s cultural heritage. You will learn the importance of strong connections to Te Ao Māori and the value these connections can bring to a wide range of career paths.
Manaaki Tāpoi (Introduction) at Level 2 focuses on whanaungatanga, kaitiakitanga, serving of kai and te reo greetings and farewells used in tourism. On completion of Manaaki Tāpoi (Introduction), students can pathway onto the Manaaki Tāpoi (Advanced) programme at Level 3. This course focuses on kaitiaki practices in Māori Tourism and the history of natural attractions and significant sites in our region.
Level 2 and 3 options
Starts: Term 1 and 3 intakes
4 x four day block courses (includes overnight)
Whenua Iti Outdoors
Pathways + Opportunities
- Certificate or Diploma in Adventure Tourism (NMIT)
- Certificate in Cultural Tourism – Sir George Seymour College
- Diploma in Tourism Management – Waiariki Institute of Technology
- Royal New Zealand Police College
- NZ Certificate in Tourism Maori L3
- UNIVERSITY STUDIES:
- Graduate Diploma of Teaching
- Business and Management Degrees
Cultural Interpretation Specialists
Maori and Indigineous Culture Studies
Employment with: Prominent Maori Businesses and Iwi Trusts
NZ Police Force
Raumati sums up the Manaaki Tapoi programme using one word: “Whanaungatanga – it means that all of us here are whānau and we say that with pride. We’ve developed a real bond.”
Raumati heard about the programme through friends at school. “They said it would be a great experience to learn about tikanga maori and to connect with others that you haven’t met before.” And Raumati says that her experience has been even better than she expected. “As soon as we arrived we were meeting new people and making new friends. The Manaaki Tapoi programme has helped me to expand my knowledge and understanding, and to see things from new perspectives. It has really helped to build my self-confidence.”
Raumati has lots of plans for the future. Her goal is to become fluent in Te Reo and then use this knowledge to help teach other rangitahi.