Skip Content

Stephen Ward (Ngāti Pākehā o Whakatū ki Te Wai Pounamu) is our new Kaimahi Communications & Engagement Advisor.

He’s the go-to person for organisational communication related to our kaimahi.

Stephen will be working closely with Ngā Tumu, Kiriwhanake, and marketing and communications to keep kaimahi informed about what’s happening, and sharing success stories about the very positive work we’re involved with for our tauira and communities.

“Te Wānanga o Aotearoa and its staff are doing some really cool things on behalf of tauira and the wider motu,” said Stephen.

“It’s great to be part of spreading the word about that.”

His recent background in the Waikato involved communications work for Waikato University, the regional council and Hamilton City Council.

Stephen was previously a journalist at the Waikato Times and the New Zealand Herald and worked in newsrooms in Australia, Hong Kong and the United Kingdom.

He’s done a number of te reo courses and intends building on his skills through courses at Te Wānanga o Aotearoa.

He can be contacted at stephen.ward@twoa.ac.nz or on 021 756 310.

 Back to news & events

Published On:

Article By:



Other Articles

  • 30 September, 2020

    Mahimaina Mahuru Māori Pā Wars

    Te Wānanga o Aotearoa is proud to present a Minecraft minigame from Piki Studios: Mahimaina Pā Wars, a uniquely Māori view of the massively popular video game Minecraft, which has more than 126 million active players worldwide.

  • 17 September, 2020

    Scholarship recipients give it back

    Seven Te Wānanga o Aotearoa tauira (students) have been awarded scholarships to assist with their studies and to create benefits for themselves, their whānau, hapū and iwi.

  • 17 September, 2020

    Life’s better in te Ao Māori

    For years, Deane Gage lived what most people would think was a pretty good life.

  • 7 September, 2020

    Funding to help hard-hit region

    Te Wānanga o Aotearoa to establish and run a work-readiness programme for people impacted by COVID-19 along with providing training opportunities for rangatahi not in employment, education or training.