Te Kawa a Māui – School of Māori Studies

Te Kawa a Māui – School of Māori Studies

Nau mai, haere mai ki te Whare Wānanga o te Ūpoko o te Ika a Māui.

Te Kawa a Māui - The School of Māori Studies at Victoria University of Wellington, specialises in teaching and research on the Māori and Indigenous worlds. Together with Te Herenga Waka Marae our programmes, staff and students form the hub of a vibrant and active Māori community at the University. Our courses, majors and programmes are taught within the degrees administered by the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences. Te Kawa a Māui is also an integral part of Toihuarewa - the Māori Faculty at Victoria.

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28 November 2014 Finding whānau far from home
Victoria University of Wellington graduand Rebecca Burke never imagined she’d end up calling New Zealand home. Read more
14 October 2014 Te Kupu o Te Wiki ki Wikitōria
In support of Te Wiki o Te Reo Māori, we will be introducing 50 kupu hou (new words) over the coming weeks. Read more
14 October 2014 Victoria sporting students succeed at highest levels
Victoria's supreme athletes and administrators from a variety of sports have been honoured at the 2014 Victoria University Blues Awards. Read more

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Hine Parata-Walker, Bachelor of Arts student with majors in Maori Studies and Political Science

At Victoria, Māori studies student Hine Parata-Walker found a community of people who share her passion for politics, te reo Māori and tikanga Māori. Watch Hine’s story.

Tohu Māoritanga - Diploma in Māoritanga

E aha ana koe i tēnei tau? KUHU MAI!

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Te Kupu o Te Wiki

Learn 50 kupu hou (new words) in te reo Māori over 50 weeks in support of Te Wiki o Te Reo Māori—Māori Language Week.

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Rawinia Higgins

He mihi - Welcome from Head of School

Tēnei ka noho i te roro o tōku whare o Te Tumu Herenga Waka
‘Te pātaka kai iringa o te kupu o te kōrero’
Ka titiro whakawaho
Ki te pae tukutuku o te ao hurihuri
E rāhiri mai nei i a koutou e te tī, e te tā, o wīwī, o wāwā
Nau mai, haere mai, whakatau mai ki tēnei whārangi ipurangi
Takina te kawa, ko te kawa o tūārangi
Takina te kawa, ko te kawa o mohoa noa nei
Takina te kawa, ko Te Kawa a Māui e! Learn more

Te Kawa a Māui Atlas

In 2013 we launched the Te Kawa a Māui Atlas, a Google Maps database of student research in Te Kawa a Māui courses: a resource designed to showcase student work and enhance student learning. Explore the Atlas >>