MAST 604

Kaupapa Matua (Advanced Māori Policy and Planning)

Course overview

You’ll critically examine conceptual and methodological frameworks for Māori policy and planning.

Course information

Available semesters Semester 2 2023
Credits 20
Domestic fees $1,346.00

What you will learn

After successfully completing this course, you'll be able to: 

  • Critically examine traditional and contemporary Māori planning and policy models, frameworks and approaches. 
  • Review major factors and processes that underpin Māori policy and planning. 
  • Critically analyse key institutional arrangements and texts, such as the Treaty of Waitangi/Te Tiriti o Waitangi 1840, Declaration of Independence 1835 and NZ Constitution Act 1852, as enduring Māori policy and planning texts. 
  • Advise on knowledge and frameworks as they apply to Māori planning and policymaking in the public sector (central, regional and local government). 
  • Understand tikaka Māori and the ethical dimensions of policy and planning in a democratic and market-led economy. 
  • Critique contemporary public policy and planning arrangements for and about Māori. 
  • Understand and appreciate the challenges of Māori engagement with the Nation state, in the context of significant power and resource differentials. 

Course examiners

Hirini Matunga

Hirini Matunga


Faculty of Environment, Society and Design