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Certificate in Kai Oranga

Kai Oranga

Certificate in Kai Oranga

Level of Study: 
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PROGRAMME OVERVIEW

With the depletion of Earth's natural resources and growing human populations, there is a need to be concerned with how and what we feed our people and our communities in the future. The Kai Oranga programme (within a New Zealand context) aims to rebuild and re-insert knowledge that relates to traditional and contemporary food, sustainable practices, food production and management (kaitiakitanga) back into whānau, hapū and iwi settings. Kai Oranga raises awareness of the relationship between the food that people eat and their overall health. By doing so, it links food with people's wellbeing (Rongoa).

This programme will teach you to grow your own health food for your whānau and your marae and pass  this knowledge on to others.

Locations:

Multi-site

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COURSE DETAILS
Duration:
1 Year/s
Location/s: 
Multi-site
Start Date: 
01/09/2017
Finish Date: 
08/06/2018
Delivery Mode:
Mixed Mode
Total Fee for 2017:
NIL
ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

Entry is open to applicants who meet the following requirements:

Minimum Age: 
16 years
Minimum Qualification/s: 
  • NZ citizen or permanent resident;
  • Desire to learn about maara kai and rongoā in a Māori context;
  • Desire to work in health and or horticulture industries;
  • Minimum age of 16yrs or older at time of enrolment.
Further Study:

National Certificate in Seafood Māori (Customary Fishing), Certificate in Te Wai Māori (Freshwater Management)

Career Opportunities:
Horticulture, Maara Kai operations
Additional Information: 

N.B. For more information regarding fees, please see our fees page.

Course Code: KAI001
Course Type: Core
Course Title: Whakapapa O Ngā Kai Atua
Description:

This course will introduce tauira to elements of ngā ture tikanga and ture tangata principles to grow kai oranga. Tauira will also develop an understanding of the origins, principles and practices of Hua Parakore and Rongoā. By applying this learning within a within a maara kai practice space tauira will be able to seed and cultivate a plant collection.



Course Code: KAI002
Course Type: Core
Course Title: Mauri Maara Kai
Description:

This course will provide the opportunity for tauira to design, prepare, plant and maintain a maara kai while applying ture tikanga and ture tangata principles. Tauira will be able to identify and maintain appropriate gardening equipment for their maara kai. Tauira will also research a range of growing techniques and usages of Māori medicinal plants. This learning will be applied within maara kai practice.



Course Code: KAI003
Course Type: Core
Course Title: Te Ao Tūroa
Description:

Tauira will learn about the annual growing cycle in accordance with the maramataka taking into account regional and seasonal variations. Tauira will be able to identify a range of plant pests and diseases. Tauira will also be able to articulate the difference between organics and Hua Parakore. This learning will be applied within maara kai practice.



Course Code: KAI004
Course Type: Core
Course Title: Mana Reo Mana Whenua
Description:

This course introduces tauira to roles and responsibilities as a kaitiaki within the maara kai. Tauira will work with hau kāinga to identify community needs in relation to their maara kai. Tauira will also be encouraged to practise using te reo o te maara and learn basic phrases and karakia for maara kai. Tauira will develop an understanding of the impact of key policies and events since first contact with Europeans.



Course Code: KAI005
Course Type: Core
Course Title: Oranga Wairua
Description:

This course introduces tauira to Health and Safety systems related to operating in the maara kai. Tauira will also apply ture tikanga and ture tangata principles in order to keep themselves, others, and their environmental surroundings safe and secure. Tauira will also reflect on their journey of learning and how this could contribute to their future educational or employment pathways.



Course Code: KAI006
Course Type: Core
Course Title: Māramatanga
Description:

Tauira will analyse the results of the maara that they contributed to planning, planting, maintaining and harvesting. Students will learn to prepare a hākari from the kai that they have harvested from the maara.