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About Us

Established in 1984, Te Wānanga o Aotearoa will provide holistic education opportunities of the highest quality for Māori, peoples of Aotearoa and the world.


Who we are

Te Wānanga o Aotearoa is a uniquely Māori learning environment for everyone. No matter who you are, if you’re a New Zealand citizen or resident living in NZ, we have amazing study possibilities for you, and we offer a comprehensive range of certificate to degree level qualifications all across New Zealand.

Find out what we do


Our mission, vision, and values

Ngā Uara – the foundation on what our organisation is built on.

Learn about Ngā Uara


Strategic plan to 2027

We relaunched our waka in 2017, realigning our direction and setting our sights on our long term destination – the year 2027 – in pursuit of our vision of whānau transformation through education and our mission of tauira success.

Learn more about Te Pae Tawhiti


Our council

Te Mana Whakahaere is the council that oversees Te Wānanga o Aotearoa.

See our council members


Our executive team

Ngā Tumu are responsible for the day-to-day leadership of the organisation. Each tumu represents an uepū of Te Wānanga o Aotearoa, providing specialist expertise towards leadership direction.

See our executive team members


Our staff

Te Wānanga o Aotearoa employs more than 1,350 staff members across Aotearoa New Zealand. Connect, communicate, and get support with staff websites.

View our staff services


Publications and reports

Learn about our journey by downloading our publications and reports.

Download publications and reports


Media releases

Speak to our communications team in regards to any media enquiries.

See our media releases


Job vacancies

Looking for work? View our dedicated website showing all job opportunities across New Zealand.

View our job vacancies


Early learning centres

Te Wānanga o Aotearoa provides high-quality early childhood education and care to children of students, staff and communities.

View our early learning centres locations

Contact us

Phone 0800 355 553 from Monday to Friday, 8am to 6pm

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