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Rangi Parauri Training - Becoming a Mataora

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).

Mataora develop their own pukenga (skills) by embedding the Mahi a Atua principles in their lives. Because they prioritise oranga whakapapa (bringing our stories to life) a Mataora is trained to share pūrākau with whānau to reconnect whānau to their own stories.

Training involves

  • Online Lesson time with responsive email and Matataki support

  • Supervision via zoom weekly for 2 weeks following the wānanga

  • Facilitated by several Mataora

  • Creativity and fun is an essential part of our wānanga

  • Moko artists, musicians and romiromi/mirimiri practitioners will be available to engage with during our wānanga

  • Support from a team of Mataora with Mahi a Atua facilitation expertise. These experienced practitioners are present to guide discussion, foster peer connection and provide feedback on your assignments.

Arotake (Evaluation): Rangimatauru & Rangi Parauri

The pūrākau of Mataora, tells the story of an ariki (high chief) who had believed he was not accountable to anybody. However, guided by the love he had for his wife, Niwareka, Mataora became a kaitiaki for changing attitudes, beliefs and behaviour; firstly, his own and then actively influencing changes in those around him. Niwareka, who was gifted with all the healing properties of her tīpuna, would heal Mataora and play an important part in Mataora’s recovery. Guided by the knowledge embedded in the pūrākau of Mataora and Niwareka, Te Whare Wānanga o Te Kurahuna understands that addressing equity for Māori requires a uniquely transformative indigenous approach immersed in Te Ao Māori.


Te Aka Whai Ora is supporting Te Kurahuna to deliver Rangimatauru and Rangi Parauri Mataora training to clinical and non-clinical Māori hauora workers. Included in this is an arotake (evaluation). As tauira in Rangimatauru and/or Rangi Parauri you play a key role in deepening our understanding of how the Mataora workforce is growing Indigenous innovation and change in Aotearoa.

Hei Mahi (Arotake Activities)

Ways you may contribute to the arotake include:

¨ Key themes emerging from tauira Ahi Kaa and other online mahi (e.g. Mahi Motuhake)

¨ Online surveys after completing Rangimatauru and Rangi Parauri

¨ Hongihongi te wheiwheiā wānanga as part of Rangi Parauri

¨ Mahi completed as part of Rangi Parauri Zoom Vision wānanga

¨ Being part of a smaller group where the arotake team will collectively wānanga with your rōpū over a longer period of time (‘cohort’ rōpū)

As a tauira in Rangimatauru and Rangi Parauri training, you are making a major contribution to system transformation in Aotearoa. The arotake is embedded in Mahi a Atua principles, and acknowledges and respects you, and all you whakapapa to. You, and any information you provide as part of the arotake will be treated with integrity and respect.

Data for the arotake will be analysed and key overall themes identified. Raw data collected specifically for the purposes of the arotake will be securely stored and accessible only to the kaimahi arotake. Collective sense-making processes which include Te Kurahuna kaimahi will take place only after data has been analysed to identify overall themes. Arotake report/s will be made available to you via the Mahi a Atua website.

The final report/s will likely include direct quotes from the arotake activities listed above. If you decide you do not wish to be quoted in the final report/s please advise us by email (lisa.cherrington@tekurahuna.com)

Kaimahi leading out the arotake are Mataora who have completed Rangi Parauri training. They are Dr Michelle Levy (Waikato, Ngāti Mahuta) & Lisa Cherrington (Ngāpuhi, Ngāti Hine).

If you have any concerns/feedback regarding the arotake you are welcome to contact Lisa Cherrington lisa.cherrington@tekurahuna.com

Training Overview

The Training is in four phases:

Te Pō: Online mahi-a-kaenga (includes Matataki support, IT support)
Te Whai Ao: Intensive wānanga
Te Ao Marama: 2x Weekly online wānanga/zoomvision
Te Ao Hurihuri: Extended access to online resources


$4600.00 per person (inclusive of GST). This price excludes travel and accommodation but includes all lunches and some evening dinners during ā-tinana training. Māori organisations with 20 or more attendees will be offered a discount.  

Funding may be available if you:

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A look back at Rangi Parauri Intensive Mataora Training ki Herekino



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.

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.

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.

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.

What do i have to bring to Rangi Parauri?

  • Small spritzer bottle to collective 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 im late to the Rangi Parauri pohiri? If you are late to the powhiri 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 into the Rangi Parauri community page.

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 NZCEA or NZQA qualifications for any of our training offerings.

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

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

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