Māori Performance

Tohu Maori Performing Arts

Kia ora and welcome to the Māori Performance Assessment Support Material.

These resources have been designed to assist  ākonga, teachers and tutors in assessing students against the relevant Māori Performance unit standards listed on the Directory of Assessment Standards (DAS).

Alternatively, they can be used as a guide to help assessors develop their own tasks and assessment schedules.

NZQA would like to acknowledge the efforts of all those whose work and experience have yielded this practical resource.

Individual Ākonga Booklets


Kaupae (Level) 1


Demonstrate knowledge and skills of performance component


Ākonga Booklet (PDF, 642KB)



Demonstrate knowledge of people associated with Māori performing arts


Ākonga Booklet (PDF, 465KB)



Demonstrate knowledge of the origins of Māori performing

arts disciplines and events


Ākonga Booklet (PDF, 662KB)



Demonstrate knowledge of a Māori performing arts costume ensemble


Ākonga Booklet (PDF, 663KB)


Kaupae 2


Demonstrate knowledge and skills of mōteatea


Ākonga Booklet (PDF, 813KB)

Video Link



Demonstrate knowledge and skills of waiata-ā-ringa


Ākonga Booklet (PDF, 835KB)

Video Link



Demonstrate knowledge and skills of poi


Ākonga Booklet (PDF, 833KB)

Video Link



Demonstrate knowledge and skills of haka


Ākonga Booklet (PDF, 834KB)

Video Link


Demonstrate knowledge and skills of haka wahine


Ākonga Booklet (PDF, 1.6MB)

Kaupae 3



Perform whakaraka                                                               


Ākonga Booklet (PDF, 580KB)

Pukapuka Ākonga (Reo Māori) (PDF, 617KB)



Perform a Māori performing arts bracket                                         


Ākonga Booklet (PDF, 467KB)

Pukapuka Ākonga (Reo Māori) (PDF, 504KB)



Demonstrate knowledge of influencing factors in the historical development of Māori performing arts


Ākonga Booklet (PDF, 639KB)

Pukapuka Ākonga (Reo Māori) (PDF, 787KB)

Full set of Support Materials

Ākonga Booklet (PDF, 2.6MB)

Pukapuka Ākonga (Reo Māori) (PDF, 2.4MB)

Assessor Booklet (PDF, 3.7MB)


For more information, please email MQS@nzqa.govt.nz


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