Mau Rākau

Kia ora and welcome to the Mau Rākau Assessment Support Material.

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

Video files for some of the unit standards are also available.  These video files are intended as a guideline for the performance assessment components of the Mau Rākau unit standards.

Students from Manaaiktanga Aotearoa Trust and Western Heights High School are featured in this video. 

Special acknowledgement also goes to Tukiterangi Curtis, for his contribution.

Assessment Support Materials

Kaupae (Level) 1

27544 Demonstrate knowledge of tākaro Māori  (Credits 6)


Ākonga Booklet (DOCX, 903KB)

Assessor Booklet (DOCX, 733KB)

 27546  Demonstrate knowledge of torotorotinana  (Credits 5)


Ākonga Booklet (DOCX, 905KB)

Assessor Booklet (DOCX, 1.6MB)

 27547  Identify ngā momo rākau whawhai  (Credits 4)

Ākonga Booklet (DOCX, 381KB)

Assessor Booklet (DOCX, 836KB)

Demonstrate knowledge and skills of tūwaewae  (Credits 8)



Ākonga Booklet (DOCX, 913KB)

Assessor Booklet (DOCX, 688KB)

 Video Link

Kaupae 2


Demonstrate knowledge of toroparawae and perform toroparawae  (Credits 8)


Ākonga Booklet (DOCX, 905KB)

Assessor Booklet (DOCX, 690KB)

Video Link

Kaupae 3


Demonstrate knowledge of te taki (Credits 10)


Ākonga Booklet (DOCX, 905KB)

Assessor Booklet (DOCX, 686KB)

Kaupae 4


Perform tikawe  (Credits 9)

   Video Link

Demonstrate knowledge of the performance of ngā wāhanga o te taki  (Credits 9)


Ākonga Booklet (DOCX, 911KB)

Assessor Booklet (DOCX, 687KB)

Video Link


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