Māui-tinei-ahi (Year 1 and 2)

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Māui-tinei-ahi is a fire-safety programme produced by Fire and Emergency New Zealand for year 1 and 2 students in Māori-medium classrooms. The resources align with   Te Marautanga o Aotearoa.

The Māui-tinei-ahi programme was developed by kaiako, kaiāwhina, Māori liaison firefighters, and other educators.

Ka Ora a Tāmati me Mokopeke I te Ahi 

The Ka Ora a Tāmati me Mokopeke i te Ahi

 is an integral component of the Māui-tinei-ahi resource. The story reinforces key fire-safety messages.

A firefighter visit following the completion of the programme is a highlight and reinforces key learning outcomes. You may request a firefighter visit through your local station or contact form

Assessment Activities:

Fire and Emergency New Zealand wants to show how behaviours of students and families are changing as a result of taking part in the Get Firewise and Māui-tinei-ahi programmes, specifically in relation to the three fire safety learning outcomes.

We aim to do this by capturing diagnostic and summative assessment data on each of the outcomes listed below – activities for each of these are provided. Kaiako may choose to use one or more of the simple activities to assess their class against each outcome. You may choose to use the same or different activities for diagnostic and summative assessment.

The outcomes we are assessing on in these activities are:

  • Students understand that fire can be dangerous.
  • Students show they know how to prevent fires starting.
  • Students show they know how to get themselves out of a burning building quickly and safely to a safe meeting place.


  1. Te tere o te ahi
  2. Waiata - TERE Puta Atu!
  3. Waiata - TERE Puta Atu! (Kāore he kuputuhi i raro)
  4. Te tinei ahi
  5. Ka Ora a Tāmati me Mokopeke i te Ahi
  6. Ngā whakaahua o Māui-tinei-ahi


 Te Pukapuka Ārahi i te Kaiako (an educator’s guide)  [PDF 6.5MB] 
NOTE: this refers to our old website www.getfirewise.org - this now redirects to fireandemergency.nz/getfirewise

 Ka Ora a Tāmati me te Mokopeke i te Ahi/Kia Tūpato ki te Ahi (a big book)  [PDF 2.4MB]

 Set of nine large fire-safety photograph cards  [PDF 2.76MB]

 Get Down,   Get Low, Get Out – FAST frieze  [PDF 5.65MB]

 Māui, Mahuika, and the Gift of Fire frieze  [PDF 2.01MB]

Ngā Kai o Roto, a one-track  [Youtube]

Ka Ora a Tāmaiti me Mokopeke i te Ahi [Youtube]

 Te Kohinga Karetao Matua nō Māui-tinei-ahi, paper-puppet masters (3 sets)  [PDF 707KB]

 Tere Puta Atu!’ song poster [PDF 3.73MB]

 Eight fridge magnets that can be arranged into a fire-safety story [PDF 974KB]

  Haumaru Ō Tamariki i te Ahi, a guide for whānau  [PDF 8.6MB]

Ten-track DVD for whānau  [Order only with resource kit]

 Safe Meeting Place Sticker  [PDF 417KB]

 Māui-tinei-ahi certificate  [PDF 6MB]

  Draft letter to students' whanau   [444KB]