Māori Health

Also see the Māori Health Health Topic page to find out how WAVE can support your ECE/School with Māori Health.

For more information see:
- Community & Public Health - Making a difference for Māori Health
- Community & Public Health - Community Health Information Centre (CHIC) Māori Health resources
- Te Ana Rock Art Centre - Education and tours
- Arowhenua Whānau Services - Local service agency
- Te Rūnanga o Arowhenua - Arowhenua Marae
- Te Rūnanga o Waihao - Waihao Marae
- Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu - Ngai Tahu Iwi
- WAVE - WAVE Newsletter extracts - Health Focus on Matariki


Te Papa

Celebrate the Te Wiki o Te Reo, Matariki, Waitangi and Te Reo by learning words, numbers, and phrases through simple activities that kids love – word searches, colouring pages, and stories.

Visit tepapa.govt.nz/learn/for-educators download activity books.
Visit tepapa.govt.nz/learn/for-education/matariki-classroom-resources for more Matariki activities.

Te Taura Whiri i te reo Māori (Māori Language Commission)

Useful resources for you to download and print for Te Wiki O Te Reo Māori.

Visit tetaurawhiri.govt.nz 

Teacher Talk

Celebrate Matariki, Waitangi Day and Te Wiki O Te Reo with language and culture.  Kits are full of DIY resources, information, facts, worksheets, learning activities, crafts, teaching resources and much more!  These can be adapted to any age depending on skill level.  

Visit teachertalk.org.nz  to purchase and download the kits.
Visit our WAVE Resource Centre to borrow these resource kits.


Te Reo Singalong, Sharon Holt

The team at Te Reo Singalong is led by Sharon and Alan Holt, who write, publish, market and sell Te Reo Singalong books.  The gorgeous illustrations help to bring the story to life and each book is packed with extra resources that teachers love: English translation, glossary, activity ideas and guitar chords! They also love travelling to centres and schools to perform the books for children and teachers.  

Visit tereosingalong.co.nz to purchase books.
Visit our WAVE Resource Centre to borrow some of these books.

The Hikairo Schema:  Culturally responsive teaching and learning in early childhood education settings

This adaptable guide invites kaiako to rethink approaches to engaging tamariki, re-envisage the teacher/learner dynamic, revise old habits, and reconfigure learning environments to acknowledge and embrace cultural differences. Kaiako can use the Hikairo Schema several times over, drawing on their previous experiences to inform and to develop new and innovative ways of facilitating culturally sensitive and inclusive learning settings.  This self-paced guide allows kaiako, whānau, and tamariki to collaboratively co-construct goals and outcomes that are relevant to their learning contexts. Kaiako can adapt the Hikairo Schema to fit not only their own needs, but their own pace and level of comfort.

This book can be purchased through the New Zealand Council for Education (NZCER) for $40

Traditional Māori Games

Traditional Māori Games can be used as a professional development opportunity for both students and staff.  The objective of the professional development is to develop physical activity programmes looking at traditional cultural games, remove barriers and promote participation of physical activity through Traditional Māori Games.

Here are some booklets you can download:
- Traditional Māori Games courtesy of Harko Brown
- Traditional Māori Games courtesy of Sport Waikato
- Traditional Māori Games which WAVE has put together

Visit our WAVE Resource Centre to borrow some Traditional Maori Games - Ki-o-Rahi, Poi and Tī Rākau sticks