Mahinga Kai – Te Hoata (Kaupae 3) | NZ Certificate in Māori Traditional Food Production, Harvest and Management (Level 3)

Course details

Mahinga Kai – Te Hoata (Kaupae 3) | NZ Certificate in Māori Traditional Food Production, Harvest and Management (Level 3)
Domestic tuition $0 per year
NZQF Level 3

About the course

Grow and gather your own kai

This qualification is intended for whānau with an interest in Mahinga Kai – Māori Traditional Food Production, Harvesting, and Management. Develop the knowledge and skills so you can grow and gather your own kai for your whānau. Learn the traditional methods from your rohe and be able to pass this knowledge on to future generations.

Your future career and study opportunities

Contribution to community and cultural roles may include involvement in the following:

  • Working as part of a collective to maintain whānau, hapū and community māra kai.
  • Kaimahi harvesting seafood, fishing, hunting, gathering traditional kai to fulfil the manaakitanga obligations and responsibilities to protect the mana and te tino rangatiratanga of the whānau, hapū, iwi and/or hapori.

Continue studying with other programmes such as Reo māori, Toi māori, Māori Environmental Practices, cookery and catering, etc.


This qualification provides a pathway for graduates to develop capability and capacity to utilise, protect, maintain and enrich Mātauranga Mahinga Kai for whānau, hapū, iwi, and communities for future and current generations.

Learn the traditional methods of growing and collecting kai from the whenua, ngahere, awa and moana, and learn how to prepare and preserve this kai.

Entry requirements

This is an open entry programme which means no formal qualifications are required. You must be aged 16 or over and you are required to have a reasonable reading level in order to cope with the programme and to carry out written instruction.

This is a practical programme that requires learners to have the physical ability to undertake practical tasks.

Academic learning services

Academic Learning Services is here to assist you on your journey towards the successful completion of your studies at EIT | Te Pūkenga. Our aim is for you to become confident, competent and independent learners.

We have dedicated advisors who can assist with your learning.

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Tairāwhiti Campus

About the provider

The Eastern Institute of Technology (EIT) offers you over 160 qualifications from certificate and diploma, to degree and postgraduate level at campuses in Hawke's Bay, Tairāwhiti (Gisborne) and Auckland. Or learn at one of our Regional Learning Centres situated in Hastings, Maraenui, Ruatoria, Waipukurau and Wairoa. EIT Hawke's Bay is one of New Zealand's most attractive campuses with superb architecture and shaded outdoor areas for study on warm days. EIT Tairāwhiti two campuses are located in the heart of Gisborne, near the Taruheru River, and you can get more central than EIT Auckland location on Queen Street! When you choose to study at EIT you'll get the kind of experiences that will help you gain the knowledge and skills to get ahead, whether you want to break into your chosen career or change direction in life.