West Coast Trades Academy

Manaaki Tapoi Cultural Tourism

People travel from all around the world to learn more about the Māori culture of New Zealand. Stand tall and be proud of your whakapapa.

Take a journey with Whenua Iti Outdoors through the cultural history of Te Tau Ihu o Te Waka a Maui (the Top of the South) and Tai Poutini (West Coast). Learn from expert tutors and kaumatua, visit and stay on marae across the regions, and interact with local Māori business leaders.

Learning will focus on key elements of Maori culture and how they are interpreted in cultural tourism experiences. Students will gain an appreciation for the high regard that Maori culture is held in by overseas visitors and will have opportunity to interact with these visitors. You will learn the importance of strong connections to cultural heritage and the value these can bring to a wide range of career paths.

Each block, will involve a series of interactive experiential workshops delivered by subject experts from around the Nelson and West Coast region. Manaaki Tāpoi will appeal to students who are interested in careers such as tourism, hospitality, teaching, or setting up their own business. The programme is also suitable for students who wish to develop their knowledge about Maori traditions and stories.

Key details

Credits:20 to 24
Duration:This is a 1 year programme
Timetable:4 Residential block courses
Starts:February 2018
Ends:November 2018
ProviderWhenua Iti Outdoors

What you learn:

Employment Options:

Further Study Options:

  • Check out the 2018 Programme PDF Guide here!
  • Talk to your school Trades Academy co-ordinator or careers advisor
Art and Design Automotive Engineering Mechanical Engineering and CAD Computer Programming and Fusion Intern Programme Building and Construction Uniformed Services Agriculture Sport, Health and Exercise Cookery Manaaki Tapoi Cultural Tourism Adventure Tourism Leadership Outdoor Leadership Tourism Operations Tourism and Customer Service Hair and Beauty Music, Sound and Audio Creative Industries Manufacturing and Technology Construction and Infrastructure Social and Community Services Primary Industries Services Industries