Kai Oranga L4

Kai Oranga (Kaupae Tuawhā)

This level 4 programme focuses on food sustainability, and management, as well as empowering Māori to exercise control over all facets of the food that they grow, eat and manage.

Furthermore, Kai Oranga (Kaupae Tuawhā) builds on the aspirations of Kai Oranga (Kaupae Tuatoru) by allowing tauira to reintroduce these cultural concepts and practices, along with practical knowledge, back into the memory and practices of Māori communities, increasing food security, food sovereignty and the health of Māori people.

Tauira will

  • Gain knowledge and skills in maara kai, rongoa and nutrition according to matauranga Māori practices
  • Develop intermediate skills in preserving, enhancing and promoting maara kai and enhance the wellness and well-being of whānau, marae and the community.
  • Gain skills to further enhance, promote, prepare, plant and review maara kai.
  • Apply te reo Māori and tikanga to Kai Oranga
  • Develop and apply permaculture principles to Kai Oranga
  • Review and apply principles and practice of kai as rongoā
Start Date
Dates
Feb to June 2020
Duration
Duration
20 weeks
Commitment
Commitment
Blended delivery including weekly tutorials, practicums, marae or wānanga noho, self-directed and e-learning activities.
Applications Close
Applications close
1 Feb 2020
Campus Location
Locations
Various locations nationwide
Requirements
Requirements
Min age 16. NZ Citizens or those holding a relevant visa. Desire to learn about maara kai and rongoā in a Māori context and to work in health and or horticulture industries
Pathway
Fees
Fees
Fees free

KAI401 Te Kōwae Ako 1 - Te Kōpura

Course type:  Core

  • Description:  This course prepares students to be able to plant, design, prepare and review maara kai, including the application of the maramataka. Students will learn to identify seasonal tohu that indicate planting and harvesting times, learn to identify soil types and be able to discuss the advantages of companion planting and crop rotation.

KAI402 Te Kōwae Ako 2 - Te Tāpapa

Course type:  Core

  • Description:  This course develops students intermediate skills in preserving, enhancing and promoting maara kai. Students learn to apply knowledge of nutrition, and apply permaculture design principles to kai oranga. Students will extend their knowledge of te reo me ōna tikanga to kai oranga situations.

KAI403 Te Kōwae Ako 3 - Te Hauhake

Course type:  Core

  • Description: This course allows students to apply knowledge of nutrition and apply permaculture design principles to kai oranga.

KAI404 Te Kōwae Ako 4 - Te Rua

Course type:  Core

  • Description:  Students will apply the principles of kai oranga, demonstrate how ngā hua, or the produce, of maara kai can be distributed. Students will learn about food sovereignty, and apply this by preparing, planting and harvesting a maara kai. Students wil also learn about rongoā as it applies through kai oranga and the developmetn and maintenance of maara kai.

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