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.

Learn more about Te Kawa a Māui


There are no upcoming events


10 November 2015 New book sheds new light on Māori contribution
A new book by Victoria University of Wellington senior lecturer Dr Maria Bargh offers insights into a highly secretive world while also challenging perceptions about the economic contribution of Māori. Read more
16 September 2015 National award highlights importance of te reo revitalisation
A collaborative book edited by two Victoria academics has won the Te Reo Māori category of the 2015 Ngā Kupu Ora Aotearoa Māori Book Awards. Read more
3 September 2015 Q and A with Distinguished Alumni Winner Tamati Kruger
Tamati Kruger, who graduated with a BA in Māori Studies in 1978, was instrumental in securing the largest Treaty of Waitangi settlement to date for the Central North Island Iwi Collective and was chief negotiator of the Tūhoe-Te Urewera Treaty of Waitangi Settlement. Read more

More news »

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!

Find out more

Whaangaihia te reo logo

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

Rawinia Higgins

He mihi - Welcome from Head of School

Professor Rawinia Higgins, 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 >>