Ngā Toi Māori Govenance Group

The review is being led by a Governance Group (GG) appointed based on their expertise and experience within the various arts disciplines targetted for this review.

They have confirmed that a new suite of qualifications will be developed under Mātauranga Māori and Evaluative Quality Assurance (MM EQA) which acknowledges that a distinctive approach is required in order to quality assure Mātauranga Māori qualifications, programmes and organisations.

Systematic and rigorous in its approach, MM EQA is based on the principles that are of value to and central to Māori, focused on mātauranga Māori outcomes, processes, philosophies and practises recognised on their merits.

The Governance Group wishes to encourage you to feedback your whakaaro on the proposed suite of qualifications. Adding a reason for your comment will be useful, especially if you disagree with aspects of the proposed suite of qualifications.

The GG wishes to thank you for your time to feed into the future design of our Toi Māori qualifications. The following kaupapa Māori principles guide this review:

Whanaungatanga The care of ākonga, whānau, hapū, iwi and mātauranga Māori itself will be a fundamental outcome of the review. 
Manaakitanga The presence and expressions of mana-enhancing behaviours and practices will be evident between all review participants.
Pūkengatanga Those directly involved in the review will have skills and knowledge needed to ensure that the values, beliefs, needs and aspirations of the peoiple are met.
Kaitiakitanga All review participants will ensure that the authenticity , integrity and use of mātauranga Māori is protected, maintained and transmitted appropriately.
Rangatiratanga The review will reflect a unquie and distinctively Māori approach to ensure the needs of ākonga, the wider community and other key stakeholders are met.
Tūrangawaewae Te review process will ensure all stakeholders are engaged, able to contributeand their contributions acknowledged.
Te reo Māori As the primary vehicle for expressing and transmitting Māori knowledeg, values and culture, te reo Māori is practiced, promoted and celebrated.
Tikanga Māori

Important in preserving, proctecting and transmitting ngā taonga tuku iho, tikanga Māori is practiced, promoted and celebrated.



Hapū, Iwi



Tama Huata

Ngāti Kahungunu


Te Wānanga Whare Tāpere o Tākitimu

Te Ngaruru Wineera



Western Institute of Technology in Taranaki

Wilson Poha



Te Wānanga o Aotearoa

Paora Sharples

Ngāti Kahungunu, Ngai Te Whatuiāpiti, Te Kīkiri o Te Rangi,

Ngāti Porou

Mau Rākau

Te Whare Tū Taua o Aotearoa

Selwyn Parata

Ngāti Porou

National Māori Performing Arts

Te Matatini

Tame Te Rangi

Ngāti Whātua


Whakaruruhau Whakairo

Wanairangi Nopera

Ngapuhi whānui

Nga mahi a Te Wahre Pora

Whakaruruhau Nga mahi a Te Whare Pora

Mark Kopua

Ngāti Ira, Te Aitanga a Hauiti, Ngāti Porou

Toi Māori

Toi Māori Aotearoa

Tracy Morgan

Te Atiawa, Ngāti Toa, Ngāti Tama, Ngāti Mutunga

National weaver


Te Kokiri Development Consultancy Inc.

Toi Māori Aotearoa

Christina Wirihana

Ngāti Maniapoto, Raukawa,Tainui, Ngāti Pikiao, Te Arawa


Toi Māori

Eastern Institute of Technology

Toi Māori Aotearoa

Jacob Scott

Ngāti Kahungunu, Te Arawa, Ngāti Raukawa


Ngā Aho

Governance Group documents

Goverance Group Minutes 19-20 June 2013 (DOC, 875KB)
Governance Group Review Plan Ngā Toi Māori Qualifications June 2013 - Draft (DOC, 337KB)
PowerPoint Presentation Ngā Toi Māori - Te Ara Hou - A New Way (PPTX, 18MB)
Targetted Review of Qualifications: A Brief Primer (PPT, 495KB)
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