MAOR373-24S2 (C) Semester Two 2024

Whakaaro Wairua: Maori Spiritual Beliefs and Philosophies

30 points

Start Date: Monday, 15 July 2024
End Date: Sunday, 10 November 2024
Withdrawal Dates
Last Day to withdraw from this course:
  • Without financial penalty (full fee refund): Sunday, 28 July 2024
  • Without academic penalty (including no fee refund): Sunday, 29 September 2024


This course explores Maori philosophies, thought and, what has been described in the literature as, "spiritual beliefs" across time. The course will look at Maori concepts such as tapu, mana, mauri, ihi, wehi, wana and others, how these concepts have changed and the factors that have given rise to new understandings of these. We will also explore the ongoing maintenance of these concepts in the face of Christianity and modernity.


Any 30 points at 200 level from MAOR or TREO, or
any 60 points at 200 level from the Schedule V of the BA.



Timetable 2024

Students must attend one activity from each section.

Lecture A
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Thursday 12:00 - 14:00 Te Ao Marama 253 Te Awaroa
15 Jul - 25 Aug
9 Sep - 20 Oct
Lecture B
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Friday 15:00 - 16:00 Te Ao Marama 253 Te Awaroa
15 Jul - 25 Aug
9 Sep - 20 Oct

Course Coordinator

Carl Te Hira Lewis Mika


Pip Stephenson


Assessment Due Date Percentage 
Essay 40%
Statement Analysis 30%
Seminar 30%

Indicative Fees

Domestic fee $1,687.00

International fee $7,900.00

* All fees are inclusive of NZ GST or any equivalent overseas tax, and do not include any programme level discount or additional course-related expenses.

For further information see Aotahi School of Maori and Indigenous Studies .

All MAOR373 Occurrences

  • MAOR373-24S2 (C) Semester Two 2024