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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Jul28Information EventsDiscover your postgraduate potential with the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences
Date: 28 July 2016
Time: 5.00 pm
Venue: Level 3 foyer, Murphy Building, Kelburn Campus
Learn all about postgraduate study in the Facult. Read more

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22 July 2016 Chasing their dreams
Triplets Eru, Heemi and Tipene Kapa-Kingi (Te Aupōuri, Ngāpuhi, Waikato-Tainui and Te Whānau-ā-Apanui) came to Victoria University to develop skills that they could take back to their community in Northland. Read more
8 July 2016 Victoria committed to diverse and genuine Māori environment
If universities are the critic and conscience of society, then the new head of Te Kawa a Māui School of Māori Studies says its strength is also in encouraging staff and students to be the critics and conscience—for Māori. Read more
10 June 2016 Respected academic appointed to senior Māori leadership role at Victoria University
Congratulations to respected academic and researcher Professor Rawinia Higgins, who has been appointed to the role of Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Māori) at Victoria. 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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Whaangaihia te reo logo

2015 marks the 40th anniversary of Te Wiki o te Reo Māori in Aotearoa/New Zealand. Read more.

Image of Maria Bargh at Te Herenga Waka Marae

He mihi - Welcome from Head of School

Dr Maria Bargh, nō Te Arawa (Ngāti Kea/Ngāti Tuarā) me Ngāti Awa, Tumuaki/Head of School, welcomes you to Te Kawa a Māui. 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 >>