Your Voice, Your Choice: Tūranga Mua, Tūranga Tika

This secondary resource is aligned with Te Marautanga o Aotearoa - Tikanga-ā-Iwi, and is intended for use in Māori-medium classrooms.  By exploring the participation of Māori in decision-making in different environments over time, students will see that Māori have sought and been able to meet their physical, social, environmental and spiritual needs.

Links to Te Marautanga o Aotearoa


The learning activities in this resource will:

  • put the students at the centre of teaching and learning by using their knowledge and experience, and that of their whānau and community, in a way that promotes whānau, hapū, iwi and hapori
  • help the student to develop a high level of personal awareness by incorporating reflection time into activities to support critical and conceptual thinking
  • provide experiences that use a range of activities involving listening, writing, and cooperating with others, to help students achieve their potential
  • encourage the participation of whānau, hapū, iwi and hapori to share knowledge that supports the student         .

Values and attitudes

These learning experiences will also help students develop awareness of:

  • their personal values and beliefs
  • the values of their whānau, hapū, iwi and hapori
  • the skills needed to work cooperatively with peers.

Conceptual understandings

The resource is designed to develop the following conceptual understandings:

  • people participate in decision-making at different levels
  • individuals can act as a link between whānau, hapū, iwi, hapori and central government to increase the wellbeing of Māori
  • people can elect a rangatira to represent them in Parliament
  • individuals can improve the wellbeing of Māori by participating in the electoral process


Last updated: 09 August 2017