Te Ao o Taonga Puoro - Resource Material
Welcome to Bob's online resource material associated with his education programme 'Te Ao o Taonga Puoro' which is presented to schools around Te Wai Pounamu.
On these pages you can access a range of resources which are available to be shared.
The pūrākau used in this presentation are in the public domain, however, these stories will vary between different iwi and rohe, which is to be expected and consequently the pūrākau here should be viewed as merely one version of a rich tapestry of stories exploring Te Ao Māori.
Bob has presented taonga puoro in New Zealand schools for over 25 years and was encouraged, indeed challenged, by Hirini Melbourne to take the instruments into the community - these resources are part of a response to that wero.
Please select an option below to explore further:
Click on the video above to learn about the programme.
Playing The Wāhine Voice
Click on the video above to learn how to play the wāhine voice.
How To Make A Kōauau
Click on the video above to learn how to make a kōauau.
Playing the Tāne Voice
Click on the video above to learn how to play the tāne voice.
How To Make A Porotiti
Click on the video above to learn how to make a porotiti.
Playing The Porotiti
Click on the video above to learn how to play the porotiti.
Click on any photograph above to see a gallery of taonga puoro used in Bob's presentation.
Download the Presentation Script
This PDF includes a full script of Bob's presentation as well as photos of the instruments used.
Book the Live Presentation
Bob is available to perform his Taonga Puoro at anytime in Te Tau Ihu and at times as specified for the rest of Te Wai Pounamu (South Island). Click on the link above for more information.