Te Ao Māori
Huirapa Marae, Karitane
Toitū te kupu, toitū te mana, toitū te whenua
Te Ao Māori denotes ‘the Māori World’. While simple in definition, it is rich in meaning and vast in breadth and depth. Here, Te Ao Māori refers to three key areas, including Te Reo Māori (Māori language), tikanga Māori (protocols and customs) and Te Tiriti o Waitangi (the Treaty of Waitangi). Together, these three areas will provide you with a broad overview, and hopefully, a better understanding of Māori culture and Māori realities.