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 Aotearoa.

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:

Content Resource

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.

Presentation Content

Click on the photo above to read detailed information about the scope and content of Bob's presentation.

Worksheets

Click on the photo above to discover a series of worksheets based around the Te Ao o Taonga Puoro presentation.

Watch the Live Presentation

Click on the video above to a live version of Bob's presentation.

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.