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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.

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Available subjects

  • Māori Resource Management
  • Māori Studies
  • Tohu Māoritanga

Te Reo Māori

Learn to speak, read, write and understand te reo Māori, while gaining an understanding of Māori history and culture.

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Available subjects

  • Te Reo Māori

Interested in Tutoring?

Expressions of interest are invited from Māori Studies graduates to work part-time as tutors in Te Kawa a Māui undergraduate courses. Applications for Trimester 2  closes Friday, 22 June 2018.

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  • Dr Maria Bargh speaks at the Australian National University Governance Forum

    Dr Maria Bargh was invited to speak at the Australian National University Governance Forum held at Old Parliament House, Canberra. The Forum considered First Nations governance reform in Australia and the experiences of Indigenous people in comparable jurisdictions including Aotearoa (New Zealand), Canada, USA and Scandinavian countries.

  • Taika Waititi: Un-New Zealand-ish

    Pūkenga matua/senior lecturer in Māori Studies Dr Ocean Mercier and Associate Professor in Media Studies Jo Smith write about New Zealand media and Taika Waititi for the This Is New Zealand catalogue at the City Gallery Wellington Te Whare Toi.

  • Projects to develop te reo Māori money words and resources

    Te Kawa a Māui pūkenga/lecturer Dr Vincent Olsen-Reeder is featured in a Stuff article about Banqer launching a te reo Māori version of its online programme, aimed at training children to be good with money. Pūkenga/lecturer Dr Karena Kelly's project—the development of a lexicon of 100 key financial terms in te reo Māori—is also covered