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Here's some frequently asked questions from our past Tauira. If you can't seem to find an answer that matches your wonderings feel free to email us at info@tekurahuna.com


I'm not Māori, can I still participate in Rangi Parauri? Yes, the Rangi Parauri package is designed to meet the needs of individuals, teams and organisations who work as practitioners in helping professions and want to become a Mataora (change agent). If you are Māori, you may be eligible for the funded spaces. Please see our website for details.

How do I choose my workshops for Rangi Parauri? You can select your workshops on day 1 of your Rangi Parauri training. A description of your workshops will be available to you at Rangi Parauri.

What qualifications will I get at the end of Rangi Parauri? At the end of your training, you will be a Mahi a Atua Mataora. We do not offer NCEA or NZQA qualifications for any of our training offerings.

What is a Mataora? - A Mataora within Te Kurahuna is a Change agent.

Can I bring my children to Rangi Parauri? Yes, however, we ask that you check in with us first to wānanga how this will impact your and other tauira's ability to remain present during the learnings.

What do I have to bring to Rangi Parauri?

  • Small spritzer bottle to collect water from the moana or awa. 

  • Bring cash to pay for the available offerings i.e. moko, mirimiri, romiromi and merchandise available for sale

  • Something to swim in or clothes you don't mind getting wet including an extra towel.

  • Pens, felts a sketch pad

  • Warm clothes

  • Breakfast supplies and snacks

  • Clothes suitable for the weather conditions

  • A warm jacket

If you are staying at the marae bring 

  • blankets, towels and linen. 

What if I'm late to the Rangi Parauri pōhiri? If you are late to the pōhiri you will be covered in the mihi by the Kaikaranga, Kaikarakia and the kaikorero and there will be no separate whakatau. If you let the Te Kurahuna team know they will check in with you up till your arrival and then support you to come into the whare.

What if I have to leave Rangi Parauri early? If you need to leave early, just let the Te Kurahuna team know. It's ok, we will catch up with you during the Zoom Vision and post any videos that may be taken to the Rangi Parauri community page.

Payment plans? We do not have the capacity to administrate payment plans. There are currently funding options via Te Aka Whai Ora. You may wish to explore other funding options from your employer or Iwi.

Can I invite my whanau when I receive moko / Can I bring my whanau if I get my kauae at Rangi Parauri? Rangi Parauri is a closed wānanga so we are unable to accommodate whānau coming in.

Whats the difference between Rangimatauru and Rangi Parauri? Rangimatauru is a 16-week self-paced online course that can be started at the time of registration. It is also a pre-requisite for tauira to complete before attending Rangi Parauri if coming through the Te Aka Whai Ora funded pathway. Rangi Parauri is our intensive training that has set dates and times across 4 phases. These phases are Te Po – the online content prior to Te Whai Ao is a 5-day a-tinana intensive wānanga followed by Te Ao Marama which are two weekly revisions and layering of learning in a collective online zoom wānanga

Where's my code? The code can be found in the confirmation letter. 

How do I choose my workshops for Rangi Parauri? You can select your workshops on day 1 of your Rangi Parauri training. A description of your workshops will be available to you at Rangi Parauri.

I've double booked for Rangi Parauri can I change to another wānanga?
Refunds & Transfers
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Eligibility Criteria for refunds & transfers

To be eligible for a refund or transfer you must:

  • Request a refund or transfer no later than 21 business days prior to the wānanga/training start date.

  • A refund will be given minus the 20% non-refundable administration fee.

  • Refund or transfer requests made after the 21 business day pre-training period will not be eligible.

To apply for a refund or transfer based on extenuating circumstances you must submit a written request to us. Requests will be considered on a case-by-case basis. You may be required to attest to facts and/or provide supporting documentation for your extenuating circumstances.


Do I have to be fluent in te reo Māori for any of the courses? No, you don't have to be fluent in te reo Maori.  Everyone is on their own journey in relation to their reo Māori and we support all levels of learning.

Im not fluent in Zoom or any other technical stuff, will this mean I can't do any of the offerings? Kao. We have a team who are well versed in Zoom and other technical components. You can email us at info@tekurahuna.com and we will make contact to support you.

Are all the pūrākau from Ngati Porou? Yes, however, Te Kurahuna encourages you to use your own pūrākau in your respective rohe. The goal is to use our oranga whakapapa as a means to navigate our way through challenges, articulate our situations, and connect with our momo o nga atua māori. 

What if I don't have a computer? A computer is recommended for the training so that you capture the full experience however, it is not a prerequisite. You can access the training including videos, exercises and korero via your phone.

I haven't received my registration letter? email tauira@tekurahuna.com for another confirmation letter. 

How do I access the pūrākau from Rangimatauru?  You will be given access to your online content when you receive your confirmation letter. A link will be provided in the letter to take you directly to the website.

Can I do Rangimatauru in my own time? Rangi Matauru is available online for 16 weeks once you sign up. So yes, you go at your pace - but after 16 weeks, the online content will not be available anymore. 
In relation to Rangi Parauri, you have some pre-recordings to listen too when you sign up. You will get these two weeks prior to Rangi Parauri a tinana. The online content is available throughout Rangi Parauri and for 6 weeks following the completion of Rangi Parauri.  
In relation to Tuia te Rangi - yes absolutely, this is done at your own pace in your own time. However, Tuia te Rangi is available online for 5 weeks from the time you first enrol.  

Do I have to know about mātauranga in Te Ao Maori? No, this is a learning space and we are all on our own journey.

Can I book a "one on one" with Dr Di? No, our Mahi a Atua model is based on a collective approach as opposed to an individual approach.

Can I get a medical certificate for Tūporeariki? 
Yes, we are able to provide medical certificates for Tūporeariki.

Is there a good order to do each course? 
Great question!  The answer depends on where you start and what you hope to achieve while you are with us.

Do you only get Rangimatauru for 16 weeks?
Rangimatauru is an online Mahi a Atua course with pre-recorded lessons allowing you to complete each wahanga at your own pace over a 16-week period. Once you sign-up you will only have access to the online content for 16 weeks before your access to the content will expire. 

Do you do Moko?

Ae, tohunga Mark Kopua continues to work as a moko artist and design consultant here at Te Kurahuna whilst holding the position as a Manukura. Mark was raised in Mangatuna, by his old people and is considered a historian by his East Coast tribes of the North Island in New Zealand; Te Aitanga a Hauiti, Ngāti Ira and Ngāti Porou. He was the master carver for several meeting houses both on the East Coast as well as in the lower North Island. He and a small group of moko artists are responsible for the reinstatement of moko into New Zealand society.  Mark has been employed in many national and international roles and one unique role has been to provenance artefacts. For many years he was a board member of the national Māori art advocacy, Toi Māori. Mark has trained several moko artists and continues his work as a moko artist. He is a confident facilitator of whānau hui and his approach to healing is celebrated by communities as he embraces his unique skills as a storyteller and keeper of ancient Māori knowledge and whakapapa. 
Interested in receiving moko by Mark? Make a booking today via our website https://www.mahiaatua.com/moko/ or email studio@tekurahuna.com for any inquiries. 

How much does it cost for Moko? Prices vary between the different artists. Each of the artists have a set price which can be discussed through the booking process or ā-tinana at the wānanga.

I want a Tā Moko, but I’m not sure what design I want? Tā Moko is designed specifically to the kōrero you want it to represent. Come prepared with what you want the piece to represent and the artist of your choosing will consult you through the process and draw up the design before starting.

Is Tuporeariki just for those affected by the floods?

No Tūporeariki is available to everyone.


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