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

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