kia māhiko Driving māori-led innovation in the electricity sector
kia māhiko is a public programme developed by te whatunga hiko. Guided by canterbury museum's educators, tamariki will explore their tāhū roots to discover the great scientists of Aotearoa many lifetimes ago. They will unleash the power of electricity, a recently discovered skill that has changed the world. They will find they too can harness the power of electricity.
Learning Areas and Strands: Science, Social Studies, Te Reo Māori
Duration: Year 0 – 3: 1 hour; Year 4 – 10 1.5 hours
Suitable for: Year 0 – 10, maximum 30 students
Availability: Please Enquire
The education programme
Guided by Canterbury Museum educators, your students will:
-Learn why electricity is important to personal hauora
-Learn how they can utilise the scientific wisdom of their whakapapa for the betterment of themselves, their iwi and their local hapū
-Learn about Whakawhanaungatanga - Developing meaningful relationships
-Learn about Manaakitanga - Caring for others around them
-Learn about Kaitiakitanga - being the leaders of tomorrow
This programme can be tailored to meet the needs of your students
for more Programme Information Read the full project proposal here.
we believe Māori are descendants from the greatest scientists of Aotearoa, having inherited an intrinsic understanding of kaitiakitanga (caring for the land) from their tāhū (ancestral) roots. Embracing this, we believe Māori-led innovation will play a key role in reducing the impact of climate change in Aotearoa New Zealand. Te Whatunga Hiko aims to build, grow and develop Māori expertise in the electricity industry. We want to address this at the origin, to inspire and encourage more rangatahi to become a part of the sector. We can’t solve the problems of tomorrow with only the knowledge of today, so we pass on our mātauranga to future generations. We want to inspire our rangatahi to be entrepreneurs, inventing new technologies to address problems such as climate change. We focus this education and inspiration around STEMM, science, technology, engineering, maths and mātauranga.