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Studying business was the road to success for Tāmaki couple21 March 2023
For husband and wife Daniel and Charmaine Ngawharau, studying with Te Wānanga o Aotearoa and using the knowledge learned to start a business has been the best decision they’ve ever made.
Embracing te reo Māori the key for Taranaki grandmother to help understand her identity14 February 2023
A lightbulb moment about identifying as a “New Zealander” led to grandmother and radio station manager Anne Dawson enrolling in Te Reo Māori studies at Te Wānanga o Aotearoa in 2021.
From Kenya to Aotearoa - Toi and its many connection's24 January 2023
Jennifer Dickerson, a self-proclaimed "Third Culture Kid" due to her unique upbringing around the world, has discovered who she is through art.
‘Rererangi ki te Ao’ Opens doors at Kirikiriroa Airport15 December 2022
Te Wānanga o Aotearoa Kairuruku and Pouwhenua Whakairo (master carver), Professor Kereti G. Rautangata, (nō Ngāti Mahanga, Ngāti Koroki Kahukura) and his team of carvers have left their mark on a significant piece of the Waikato landscape.
Wāhine Toi Māori ki Ōtepoti – Marewa Severne and Heramaahina Eketone13 December 2022
Marewa Severne embodies the very essence of what it means to be wāhine Māori. She brings this integrity and strength to her teaching, with a ready smile, positivity, and a willingness to elevate mātauranga Māori in her life and her work.
Exhibition on marae first for East Coast raranga tauira06 December 2022
A desire to share knowledge on marae up the coast resulted in the first exhibition at Rāhui Marae for Talei Teariki’s Level 4 and 5 Raranga tauira recently. Titled ‘Waiapu’, the exhibition featured weavers from Rangitukia, Ruatōrea, Waipiro, Tikitiki, Te Araroa, Hicks Bay and Te Karaka.
Kahu Collective05 December 2022
The seed of Kahu Collective was planted back in 2013, when Lisa Harding, Cathy Payne and Corabelle Summerton crossed paths with Te Wānanga o Aotearoa’s stall at the Womens Expo, showcasing our Toi programmes.
Grandmother relearning the language she was once punished for speaking10 November 2022
Papamoa local, Maggie Hautonga Currie has spent much of her adult life living in Perth but after 37 years she was missing her home, her people, her culture and her reo.
Wānanga teacher makes good out of a childhood spent in foster care31 October 2022
Pirini Edwards was a state ward going through boys’ homes and foster homes throughout his childhood. But it was these childhood experiences and life lessons that led him to his current mahi, teaching the Certificate in Bicultural Social Services at Te Wānanga o Aotearoa.
Sharing knowledge integral part of being Māori26 October 2022
Teaching and sharing knowledge is a natural and integral part of being Māori for Te Wānanga o Aotearoa kaiako (teacher), Rauangi Ohia.
Toi Class Encourages Self-Discovery22 August 2022
Karen Nel ventured onto the Toi Maruata course in Porirua to explore indigenous arts in this part of the world and found out more about herself in the process.
Wendy-Lee pursues her passion25 July 2022
Wendy-Lee McKee-Warner’s love for art started at high school, where she spent all her time hanging out in the art room.
Filling the toi kete14 July 2022
Innovative and motivating are just some of many words that describe the well-known toi guests who have been inspiring our tauira this semester.
Connecting to tūpuna through raranga13 July 2022
When Raranga kaiako Laurette Madden-Morehu recieved a kete as a seven-year old at a whānau reunion, it ignited a lifelong curiosity of mahi raranga.
Tuakana / Teina Exhibition Ahuriri Contemporary Gallery13 July 2022
An exhibition of kaiako and ākonga from Toimairangi, Te Wānanga o Aotearoa – Hastings at the Ahuriri Contemporary Gallery Napier June 3 – June 30, 2022
Tamariki the driving force for Hamilton mum to complete degree12 July 2022
After four years of study, Tira Hemana has graduated with a Bachelor of Bicultural Social Work, teaching her tamariki (children) that it’s never too late to start your learning journey.
Architecture by day, toi Māori by night07 July 2022
Alex Heperi spends her days working as a senior architectural graduate, working in the architectural industry but by night she’s completing her studies towards the Maunga Kura Toi Bachelor of Māori Art degree at Te Wananga o Aotearoa.
The essence is right for business to thrive4 July 2022
For former tauira Matias (Matu) Cacciavillani and his partner Chelsea Hall, it is their love for good food made from quality produce that is the foundation to their successful catering and food truck business.
Sharing a lifetime of tikanga Māori knowledge29 June, 2022
For as long as Herewini Moana can remember he has been practicing and sharing his knowledge of tikanga Māori with all those willing to learn.
Managing your money to better manage your future21 June 2022
Julian Johns hopes to see more people take control of their financial future by taking up the opportunity to study the Money Management programme on offer in Taupō through Te Wānanga o Aotearoa (TWoA).
Solo exhibition shows Jordyn’s on the right track20 June 2022
A single mum who dropped out of high school and never thought higher education was for her has not only completed a degree in Māori art but is now preparing for her first solo exhibition in Kirikiriroa.
Tokoroa local aims to create brighter futures through business19 June 2022
Vera Rabe, is a kaiako (teacher) at Te Wānanga o Aotearoa’s (TWoA) Tokoroa campus, teaching the Smart Steps to Business programme, which will begin in July.
Te Awamutu teen eyes Army after award1 June, 2022
Sebastian, was voted by his fellow peers, Defence Force and Blue Light staff to win the Peer’s Choice Award.
Kia tika te reo – Doing it Right and Continuously Improving27 May 2022
Nikau was in his final year of a Bachelors of Health Sciences majoring in Māori public health when his flatmate introduced him to Te Wānanga o Aotearoa
Mana Ora from the Ground Up13 May 2022
Jamie says the Mana Ora business programme embedded in kaupapa Māori and enriched with tikanga and reo content, changed the way he sees design.
Ōpōtiki couple prove it’s never too late to learn te reo Māori02 May, 2022
Ōpōtiki couple prove its never too late to learn to te reo Māori, and will be one of the many Tauira in Opotiki graduating next week.
Young mum completes degree while raising five young children02 May, 2022
Young mum completes degree while raising five young children, Ramari Kaka is one of our many Tauira graduating in Tainui next Wednesday 11th May.
Carving a life of Toi Māori05 April 2022
He says it’s not just his toi background that attracted him to the role, but his connection to the Ōpōtiki area.
Wānanga brings long awaited rongoā diploma to Tauranga03 March 2022
The certificate in Rongoā, traditional Māori medicine, was first offered at Te Wānanga o Aotearoa’s Tauranga campus in 2020 and this year they will also be offering the diploma.
Top professor joins Te Wānanga o Aotearoa board1 March, 2022
Professor Jacinta Ruru - Raukawa, Ngāti Ranginui and Ngāti Maniapoto - has joined Te Mana Whakahaere, the board of Te Wānanga o Aotearoa.
Te Wānanga o Aotearoa appoints Nepia Winiata as chief executive18 February, 2022
Te Wānanga o Aotearoa is pleased to announce the appointment of Nepia Winiata (Ngāti Raukawa) as chief executive.
Mum of four now taking on police role10 February 2022
She has four children aged five to 12. But that hasn’t stopped Hamilton’s Akesa Taufa achieving her goal of becoming a police officer, with support from Te Wānanga o Aotearoa (TWoA) along the way.
Top CrossFit athlete promotes health through education08 February 2022
Aritaku Robens is one of the countries top CrossFit athletes passing on his skills and knowledge through his role as a kaiako (teacher) at the Wānanga.
From wānanga student to wānanga teacher03 February 2022
Tiffany Makoare was once a student at Te Wānanga o Aotearoa but now teaches her own class in the King Country town of Taumarunui.
Māori performing arts alive in North Waikato1 February 2022
A true performer, Whaea Parehiwa Totorewa has been teaching and sharing her passion for all things performing arts and te ao Māori for over 30 years.
Passionate te reo Māori teacher educating local community26 January 2022
Growing up on the marae and listening to the elders kōrero (speak) in te reo Māori was a founding moment in Teinakore Harawira’s upbringing.
Taking power over your health through Rongoā21 January 2022
For David Jones, Rongoā - the study of traditional Māori medicine, is about giving people the knowledge and tools to take power over their health and wellbeing.
Dave meets Dave10 January 2022
A dyslexic solo-dad with mild autism and ADHD, battling homelessness and overcoming a drinking problem credits Te Wānanga o Aotearoa with helping him find himself and turn his life around.