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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Oct5Shot Bro: Confessions of a Depressed Bullet is coming to Victoria
Date: 5 October 2016
Time: 12.00 pm
Venue: Te Herenga Waka Marae, 46 Kelburn Parade
Multiple award winning actor Rob Mokaraka performs his personal story about a real fight with a bullet and depression. Read more
Oct27MAOR 410 Iwi Internship Kōrero - Laurette Siemonek
Date: 27 October 2016
Time: 4.00 pm
Venue: Te Ahumairangi (KP48/101)
This trimester, Laurette Siemonek has been doing her MAOR 410 Iwi Internship on a kaupapa about policy and iwi environmental management. Read more
Nov23-25MAI Conference 2016
Date: 23–25 November 2016
Time: 10.00 am
This year MAI ki Pōneke is hosting the annual Māori and Indigenous (MAI) doctoral students'… Read more

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29 August 2016 PhD scholarship available
Interested in doing a PhD on Māori perceptions of biotechnological controls of introduced wasps in Aotearoa? Apply before 21 October. Read more
12 August 2016 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. Read more
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

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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 >>