New Zealand Certificate in Manaaki Marae - Te Nihowera, Te Ringawera (Kaupae 3)

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About this programme

Partnering of Iwi, Hospitality Industry leaders and NorthTec, this course offers an exciting entry into Marae catering.

The uniqueness of this course is that it will be based on a Ngātiwai Marae with tikanga, te reo and Ngātiwaitanga woven throughout the learning programme. Working in the wharenui and Marae catering will also be part of the programme and real events will include manaaki marae students where appropriate.

The other exciting component is that the course participants will spend a great deal of time in the Quality Hotel Oceans Tutukākā, gaining real experience and skills in a working hotel and restaurant with expert tuition from working professionals.

What you will learn

This qualification will provide marae, communities, and the hospitality industry with people who have kitchen skills, developed in a kaupapa Māori context.

Graduates of this qualification will have the skills and knowledge to take some responsibility for food preparation and cooking. They will be able to work independently under limited supervision and as part of a team, as well as working in accordance with tikanga and marae kawa.

Graduates of this qualification will be able to:

  • Apply te reo me ngā tikanga of mahinga kai, to illustrate the use and kaitiakitanga of kai Māori

  • Participate in a pōwhiri, and apply te reo me ngā tikanga of karakia and waiata in relation to pōwhiri, to demonstrate understanding of hui tikanga

  • Apply knowledge of whanaungatanga and mahi tahi to contribute to the achievement team outcomes

  • Apply health, safety, and hygiene processes and practices to ensure own safety and the safety of others, and to demonstrate pūkengatanga

  • Apply cookery skills to prepare, cook, and present a range of dishes commonly served in the wharekai as expressions of manaakitanga

​Courses in this programme

Courses Level Credits
3493.0001 - Te Reo me ngā Tikanga and Traditional Kai Māori 3 15
3493.0002 - Whanaungatanga 3 15
3493.0003 - Health, Safety and Hygiene 3 15
3493.0004 - Cookery Skills 3 15

Entry requirements

All applicants must:

  • be at least 16 years old at the time the programme commences

  • be able to read, write, and communicate in English at a basic level

  • be physically able to complete the programme-specific outcomes.

Qualification gained

New Zealand Certificate in Manaaki Marae – Te Nihowera, Te Ringawera (Kaupae 3)

Courses and programmes may be cancelled, postponed or have their content or configuration changed from time to time (including during the academic year) at the discretion of NorthTec. Fees are an indication, include GST and apply to domestic students only. View terms and conditions

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Full time


19 weeks

Start Dates

Whangarei: Please enquire

Cost Incl. GST (Approx):

Domestic: $1,419.45 (2021)

Student levy may apply

International: Programme not open to international students

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Phone 0800 162 100
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