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Manaakitanga - hosting a world cup festival

Running a world cup

Manaakitanga - hosting a world cup festival

Running a world cup

Learning Intentions

Hosting a world cup is an honour and responsibility. It requires a lot of planning and preparation, and is an opportunity to express manaakitanga.

Learning intentions for this experience are:

  • Identify planning and tasks required to host a world cup.
  • Understand the responsibilities and expectations of hosting a world cup.
  • Recognise the importance of manaakitanga as a host.

Kōrero | Discussion

  • What is manaakitanga? Give examples of times when you’ve experienced manaakitanga.
  • What jobs and duties need to be done before, during, and after a world cup?
  • What risks and challenges do you need to consider in your safety plan?

Ngā ngohe | Activities


  • Discuss how to show manaakitanga to visitors at your house, school or kura, town, and country.
  • Watch The fox and the stork (read along) or The fox and the crane or read Library of Congress: The fox and stork.
  • What does this story tell us about manaakitanga?
  • How does the Equality-Equity cartoon tell a story about manaakitanga?
  • Research whakataukī, pūrākau, or other stories about recognising different needs of people, or ideas about being a good host. This can include describing manaakitanga within your whānau. For example: how your Nan greets and welcomes guests.
  • Name three or more ways you are going to show manaakitanga at your world cup event.
  • Present your ideas in a poster, display, or recording.

Planning for impact

Identify a recent event that you attended. It can be a whānau, school or kura event.

Interview one of the organisers and ask the following:

  • When did they start planning?
  • Did they have a budget?
  • Did it cost more or less than budgeted? Why?
  • How many people came?
  • What was the cost to people attending (transport, koha, tickets, accommodation, food)?
  • What was the impact (people, waste, transport, resources) on the environment?
  • Did anything unexpected happen? How did planning help?
  • What were the long-term benefits and costs of the event?

Summarise your research with a written summary, tables, and graphics.

Design Time

  • Design and make a tournament cup, medal, ticket, or stadium.
  • Research and identify the features of a tournament cup, medal, ticket, or stadium. For example, the name and date of the event on tickets.
  • Investigate football stadiums around the world. Design the ultimate football stadium. Include behind the scenes areas like changing rooms, catering kitchen, and toilets. Consider crowd density and include enough exits in your stadium design.
  • In English or Te Reo Māori, label the features you have included with an explanation.



  • Create your tournament cup, medal, ticket, or stadium in a digital format.

Kuputaka | Glossary

  • Whakataukī: a proverb or saying.
  • Pūrākau: legend or story.
  • Crowd density: number of people in a crowd which impacts safety needs.

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