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 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

  • Biotechnologies in pest wasp conrol

    Biotechnologies in pest wasp control: taking the sting out of pest management for Māori businesses?Predator…

    Venue: Ahumairangi Room, 48 Kelburn Parade

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Latest news

  • The Moana Project launches from Ōpōtiki

    The Moana Project had its official launch this month at Ōmarumutu marae near Ōpōtiki. The Moana Project will gather ocean data and mātauranga and explore how cross-cultural knowledge platforms enable us to better manage our oceans, and support and inform iwi interests. Whakatōhea iwi are at the heart of the project. One of their mokopuna and Victoria alumna is University of Waikato postdoctoral fellow Kimberley Maxwell, whose 'He Papa Moana' project explores these issues across the entire programme of 40+ researchers.

  • He Papa Moana

    He Papa Moana - A Cross-Cultural Platform for Ocean Knowledge and Science - PhD Projects and Scholarships Available