This webinar will be in presented te reo Māori.

Kaiako, register below to attend this free online professional learning session on Thursday 11 August 4:00–4:40 pm.

Join us as Dr Haki Tuaupiki, senior lecturer at the University of Waikato’s Te Pua Wānanga ki te Ao (Faculty of Māori and Indigenous Studies) shares knowledge about indigenous voyaging and navigation.

Māori ancestors undertook voyages to and from Aotearoa using complex navigation skills and cutting-edge technology. Dr Tuaupiki has researched pūrākau, whakataukī and karakia to recover traditional Māori navigational knowledge.

The first part of this session will involve Dr Tuaupiki sharing his kōrero. This will be followed by an opportunity for participants to ask questions and engage in discussion.

Navigation provides an opportunity to explore ideas related to a range of science concepts, discover related resources under our navigation topic.

This session will be valuable for all educators.

Register here

Joining the webinar

Follow these simple steps to join our webinar:

  1. Join from PC, Mac, Linux, iOS or Android by clicking on the link and following the instructions. You can also access Zoom on your phone, just follow the prompts.
  2. Find the chat box located in the toolbar at the bottom of your screen. You may need to access this by clicking on ‘More’.
  3. Using the chat box, introduce yourself, where you teach and, if you are in a group, how many people are there.
  4. Set up your screen for optimal viewing. If you’re using a mobile device, you may wish to view in landscape. We recommend selecting a thumbnail view of the presenters – this way you can easily see what is being shared on the screen.

Then you can:

  1. watch, listen and respond via chat to the presentation and discussion
  2. ask questions using the chat box at any time
  3. continue your learning on – our online discussion forum and join the #mātauranga-māori channel.

The Science Learning Hub team will be there to support you and answer questions.

PLD certification

We currently offer recognition of teachers’ involvement in our online PLD.

To qualify for a professional learning and development certificate, teachers must:

  • register for and watch the live webinar or let us know they have viewed the recorded version once it is published on the website
  • register in and participate in our discussions about He whetū ki te rangi, he waka ki te moana: Māori voyaging and navigation knowledge or in the Slack learning reflections channel.

If you need any help accessing our Slack forum, please see our help info or email us.

Related content

To discover many more resources, explore our mātauranga Māori and navigation topics.

Watch our related webinars:

You can find a growing number te reo Māori resources in the article Resources with Māori content.

Useful links

Learn more about Dr Haki Tuaupiki and his research here.

Watch this video on YouTube featuring Dr Haki Tuaupiki talking about how tūpuna navigated their waka across vast oceans.


Thank you to Dr Haki Tuaupiki for sharing his research.

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