Te Whakamahi Whenua

Gain knowledge in traditional Māori food production, harvesting and preparation, that you can take home to your whānau to enhance wellbeing. Learn the value of food resources and their ecosystems from our natural environment, with a tailored, hands-on approach to study.


gathering of people eating hāngī food; in the foreground a woman is placing food on her plate while others are seated in the background

Te Whakamahi Whenua course offers foundational knowledge to improve whānau wellbeing. Learn skills to take home and share, and gain an understanding of te pono me te tika, whanaungatanga, kaitiakitanga, pukengatanga and rangatiratanga.

Our Te Whakamahi Whenua course is taught through the Arai Te Uru Kokiri Centre. You’ll gain a mix of practical experience through face-to-face in class learning, wananga and field trips.

Te Whakamahi Whenua qualifications

Agriculture & Animal Healthcare, Horticulture

Understand the steps needed towards protecting and enhancing our natural environment. Learn to apply a holistic framework to your future work and gain an understanding of industries such as commercial fishing, forestry, agriculture and horticulture.


20 Weeks Full-time


Blended learning


Kokiri Training Centre, Dunedin

Career potential

Conservationist, Guide, Host, Tourism, Wellbeing Assessor, Whānau Support

Kokiri Training Centre

Kokiri Training Centre

Kokiri provides education, training and support in a kaupapa Māori environment.

Contact us

If you’re not sure what to study and would like some guidance, we’re here to help. Feel free to chat to us directly about any questions you may have.