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.
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.
2015 marks the 40th anniversary of Te Wiki o te Reo Māori in Aotearoa/New Zealand. Read more.
Professor Rawinia Higgins, Tumuaki/Head of School, welcomes you to Te Kawa a Māui. Learn more
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 >>