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52 weeks including 47 full-time teaching weeks (34 of which are on campus) and 5 weeks of study breaks
2023: $5,598 plus $220 Student Services Levy
A Compulsory Student Services Levy applies ($2 per credit).
Fees listed are for each year of the programme, indicative only and may vary with course selection.
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With a strong focus on Te Ao Māori, Kaitiaki Whenua Project Moturoa encourages learners to approach conservation from a Māori perspective.
Learn conservation skills from a Māori worldview through connection with local iwi and marae-based education.
Just like Kaitiaki Whenua Trainee Ranger students, you will work alongside the Department of Conservation and regional council staff to complete a mixture of practical and theory skills geared towards entry into a career in conservation.
With regular stays at noho marae, you will develop an understanding of the history and teachings of iwi and work on a related iwi or marae-based project.
Skills taught include:
This 12-month programme is full-time. Classes are 9 am - 3 pm, 5 days a week, there will be 8 noho marae throughout the programme.
You will be based at the Richmond Campus and Moturoa (Rabbit Island).
Having iwi open their doors and knowledge to Project Moturoa students plays a vital role in helping learners gain an understanding of conservation from a Māori world view. This is a pathway that can help you understand more about yourself and who we are.
The Kaitiaki Whenua Project Moturoa programme offers conservation with a tirohanga Māori. Learning conservation with a Māori lens will build your confidence and connection, and help you grow as a person.
An alliance of councils, iwi and the Department of Conservation in the top of the South Island plans to work collectively to restore natural landscapes. Through DOC, Project Moturoa is a part of this alliance and work hard to effectively contribute to a healthy planet and community.
Moturoa Project connects rangatahi students with the rohe, iwi and marae of Te Tauihu and offers a level 4 qualification in conservation with a tirohanga Māori.
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