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Kia ora and welcome to the Taonga Pūoro Assessment Support Material.

These resources have been designed to assist teachers and tutors in assessing students against the relevant Taonga Pūoro 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.

Assessment Support Materials

Kaupae (Level) 1

ID Standard Title
30236 Demonstrate knowledge of taonga pūoro in relation to the Māori origin of sound and ngā atua Māori (6 Credits)
   Assessor Booklet (PDF, 838KB)
Ākonga Booklet (PDF, 623KB)
30237 Describe a taonga pūoro artist or practitioner (3 Credits)
  Ākonga Booklet (PDF, 621KB)
30238 Collect natural materials to create uncrafted taonga pūoro (3 Credits)
  Ākonga Booklet (PDF, 639KB)
30239 Identify, express and play sounds inspired by te taiao using uncrafted taonga pūoro sourced from the natural environment (3 Credits)
  Ākonga Booklet (PDF, 553KB)

Kaupae 2

ID Standard Title
30240 Demonstrate knowledge of taonga pūoro whānau (6 Credits)
  Ākonga Booklet (PDF, 476KB)
30241 Demonstrate knowledge of the traditional use of taonga pūoro in accordance with tikanga (5 Credits)
  Ākonga Booklet (PDF, 562KB)
30242 Construct simple taonga pūoro (7 Credits)
  Ākonga Booklet (PDF, 635KB)
30243 Describe the relationship between te taiao and taonga pūroro, and incorporate into performance using simple taonga pūoro (4 Credits)
  Ākonga Booklet (PDF, 549KB)

Kaupae 3


Standard Title

30244 Demonstrate knowledge of influencing factors in the historical demise, renaissance, and revival of taonga pūoro (6 Credits)
  Ākonga Booklet (PDF, 522KB)
30245 Construct and refine taonga pūoro (12 Credits)
  Ākonga Booklet (PDF, 434KB)
30246 Whakatangi taonga pūoro (4 Credits)
  Ākonga Booklet (PDF, 600KB)

Kaupae  4


Standard Title


Construct, refine, and embellish taonga pūoro (12 Credits)

  Assessor Booklet (DOCX, 1.3MB)
  Ākonga Booklet (DOCX, 691KB)


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

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