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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.

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Upcoming events

  • Taku Waiora

    Presented by Ruby PitiroiPhD candidate, Te Kawa a MāuiRuby Pitiroi has been involved in Kura…

    Venue: Ahumairangi Room, 48 Kelburn Parade

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  • Master's students from Te Kawa a Māui present at International Conferences

    Two Master’s students from Te Kawa a Māui | School of Māori Studies at Victoria University of Wellington recently presented at two international conferences this August. The students, Alan King-Hunt (Ngāti Haua, Ngāi Te Rangi) and Symon Palmer (Ngāi Te Rangi), travelled to Guovdageaidnu (Kautokeino) Norway, in the Arctic Circle, to present at the World Indigenous Research and Education Conference (WIREC) 2018, hosted by Sami University. Less than a week later, the pair travelled to Sydney Australia to present at 4S – Society for Social Studies of Science Annual Conference 2018 hosted at the International Convention Centre, attended by more than one thousand academics.

  • Biculturalism starts in the classroom

    Ko te reo te mauri o te mana Māori (the language is the heart and soul of the mana of Māoridom)Biculturalism is an often-repeated word, but what does it take to make this a reality in Aotearoa New Zealand?

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

    Head of School/Tumuaki of Te Kawa a Māui 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.