Unit 5 Hauora (Health)
Tama tū, tama ora.
Tama noho, tama mate.
Someone who is active is healthy.
Someone who is inactive is unwell.
Introduce the following aspects of tikanga Māori to your students:
- The concept of hauora covers more than physical health and well-being (taha tinana). It also includes spiritual (taha wairua) and mental (taha hinengaro) aspects and one’s family in the broadest sense (taha whānau). All these aspects have an effect on the hauora of a person.
See Mason Durie’s Whaiora: Māori Health Development, page 70.