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Te Kawa a Māui - The School of Māori Studies specialises in teaching and research on the Māori and Indigenous worlds. Together with Te Herenga Waka Marae our programmes, staff and students form a vibrant and active Māori community.

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Welcome to Te Kawa a Māui

Māori Studies

Discover the vibrant world of Māori culture and society. Explore the customs, history and traditions of Māori and learn how to participate in the Māori world.

Available subjects

  • Māori Resource Management
  • Māori Studies
  • Tohu Māoritanga
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Te Reo Māori

Learn to speak, read, write and understand te reo Māori, while gaining an understanding of Māori history and culture.

Available subjects

  • Te Reo Māori
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  • PhD scholarship available

    Interested in doing a PhD on Māori perceptions of biotechnological controls of introduced wasps in Aotearoa? Apply before 21 October.

  • Repatriation: the Māori perspective

    More research that provides a Māori perspective on repatriation of Māori remains is needed, says Victoria University of Wellington PhD student Amber Aranui.

  • 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.