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  • 2 June 2021

    Raranga, a meditative and healing process

    For Cathrine Randall, the practice of raranga is a meditative and healing process. These days, the former hairdresser helps tauira learning raranga – the art of Māori weaving - at Te Wānanga o Aotearoa in Whanganui.

  • 1 June 2021

    Anevili aims to keep climbing

    Anevili Kirifi has often found herself in leadership roles at work, so to give herself the qualification she needed to advance, she enrolled in the Introduction to Team Leadership programme.

  • 30 May 2021

    Gareth’s campaign is keeping it reo

    Gareth Kahui walked through the doors at Te Wānanga o Aotearoa's Ngāmotu (New Plymouth) campus to learn te reo Māori five years ago. And he hasn't left since.

  • 28 May 2021

    Finding deeper meaning in whakairo

    Chris Daymond, a police officer recently completed his Kāwai Raupapa – Whakairo at Te Wānanga o Aotearoa in Palmerston North. Tauira are guided through practical projects while learning the hands-on processes the art requires from experienced carvers.

  • 25 May 2021

    Scaffolding company uplifting whānau and iwi

    A desire to contribute to her iwi has seen a South Auckland scaffolding company grow from nothing to 18 staff in a little over two years.

  • 24 May 2021

    Tough background drives desire to help rangatahi

    Being born and bred in Belfast Crescent in the Gisborne suburb of Kaiti has helped drive Coby Te Pairi’s desire to help at-risk rangatahi (youth).

  • 19 May 2021

    Teresa’s reo journey – a commitment for life

    Teresa Kenny had been teaching for more than two decades but was still looking for new ways to get more te reo Māori into her classroom.

  • 18 May 2021

    Keeping it simple with rongoā

    Des has completed the Level 4 Certificate in Rongoā course at the Ngāmotu campus of Te Wānanga o Aotearoa and says they are developing the māra at Whakaahurangi Marae in Stratford and wanted to include rongoā plants among the plantings

  • 17 May 2021

    Getting fit for the force

    It’s easy to feel out of breath just watching Clint Parsons put his students through a gruelling series of high intensity training drills. Part of Te Wānanga o Aotearoa’s Police Career Preparation Programme in Gisborne.

  • 14 May 2021

    From teaching to learning

    After a teaching career spanning more than 40 years, retirement gave Stephen Hovell the time he needed to embark on his te reo Māori journey.

  • 14 May, 2021

    New skills added to work with rangatahi

    Whakatane-based Tamati Taylor has used study at Te Wānanga o Aotearoa to add new sport and exercise skills to his work with vulnerable rangatahi.

  • May 13, 2021

    Te Pūkenga and Te Wānanga o Aotearoa agreement to benefit all New Zealanders

    Te Pūkenga and Te Wānanga o Aotearoa (TWoA) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to collaborate in a partnership that will serve current and future generations of New Zealanders through upskilling and access to training opportunities.

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