Cultural Taiao (environmental) Training Course For 2021

Whākana ki o manuhiri i to Kāinga
Mana is upheld through fulfilling roles and responsibilities

Course Overview

Te Arahanga is a culturally based tāiao (environmental) management company. We consider that, to be successful in our role, we must remain true to our principals of kāitiakitanga and maintain the mauri of our tūpuna.

This course is centered around growing whānau, hapū and Iwi ability to bring all their existing skills and enhance them with modern tāiao management practices. All information shared with Te Arahanga will be the property of whānau, hapū and iwi and no copies will be retained by Te Arahanga.

Course Principals

For the purpose of this course, Kāitiakitanga is defined as looking after the natural environment for our moko and their moko to come. Te Arahanga believes that the obligation of Kāitiakitanga is handed down from Tūpuna and reflects an intergenerational responsibility.

Te Arahanga defines mauri as the essence of life. In a tāiao context we look upon the awa (river), whenua and moana as our tūpuna. We also believe that mauri, while existing in different forms, is at the center of whānau, hapū and iwi wellbeing. These and other key cultural concepts will be key to your project.

We would encourage all tauira to identify the kaumātua, kuia and tohunga to assist you to develop your pūrākau and tāwhito kōrero for your project area.

The Course Goals:

To enhance haukāinga scope of Kaitiakitanga

Toitū te Marae o Tāne,
Toitū te Marae o Tangaroa,
Toitū te Iwi.

If the domain of Tane survives to give sustenance,
And the domain of Tangaroa likewise remains,
So too will the people

The Project

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Practical Skills Taught on this Course

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The Process

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Start Looking After The Natural Environment Today

Enhance your modern tāiao management practices

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