Frequently Asked Questions
About Our Programmes
What is the purpose of this platform?
The purpose of this platform is to deliver 'whānau solution-based learnings' to help whānau navigate the Māori Land Court processes (and other systemic processes) to better position themselves for re-engagement, reconnection, research and development of their whenua.
Is there a cost for enrolling in the courses
There is no cost for whānau to join and participate in our programmes on offer. However, there maybe some costs, ie, photocopying, downloading e-copies when accessing documents/records from the Archives, Land Information NZ and/or the Māori Land Court.
Is the programme(s) on offer NZQA certified?
The programme(s) on offer - "He Waka Tauihu e Parepareā ana: Navigating Māori Whenua Processes" is not an NZQA certified programme. The programme has been offered for whānau to come and go as per the need. The programme is quality checked after each semester to ensure the programme is meeting the needs of the whānau and is delivered at a high level.
What do I need to join and participate in this programme?
There is an online application on the website to register for this programme on offer. You will be needing good WiFi, a device (tablet, Ipad, laptop or desktop for online classes).
What is 'He Waka Tauihu e Parepareā ana: Navigating Māori Land" programme?
The programme is designed to assist whānau in the research of their whenua Māori and/or General. Whānau will learn about the Māori Land Court processes and be able to succeed to their land interests. Whānau will also be introduced to the history of the Māori Land Court to appreciate the steps taken by our tūpuna to retain the whenua that we have today! The programme is delivered in three parts: Te Waka Tuatahi, Te Waka Tuarua and Te Waka Tuatoru. Each waka will have relevant learnings taking whānau from the history of their whenua to today's current view of their whenua. By the time whānau finish this programme they will have gained knowledge as to the first legal instrument issued on their block in early 1800s and come all the way to the now!