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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18 November 2013 Victoria University recreates traditional Māori vegetable garden
A traditional Māori vegetable garden (maara kai) is being recreated at Victoria University for research purposes. Read more
17 June 2013 New Māori Studies course aimed at professionals
A new 100 level course in Māori Studies aims to up-skill professionals working in both the public and private sectors. Read more
3 May 2013 Māori language courses for beginners
Keen to start learning te reo Māori? Te Kawa a Māui is offering Māori language courses for beginners this summer trimester. 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 >>