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  • 28 September 2023

    Te Wānanga o Aotearoa kaiako attending 2023 Toi Kiri Festival in Tauranga

    Te Wānanga o Aotearoa will attend the prestigious Toi Kiri World Indigenous Arts Festival in Mt Maunganui for the first time this year. Eight kaiako (teachers) will participate in the festival, which gathers indigenous artists from around the world to showcase their art.

  • 25 September 2023

    Tūwhitia Symposium drives student success for underserved learners

    This week Te Wānanga o Aotearoa will host organisations from across the tertiary sector as they come together for the second annual Tūwhitia Symposium, where they will discuss and explore ways that work towards the continued drive of positive outcomes for underserved learners in Aotearoa.

  • 25 September 2023

    Oranga Tamariki continues to improve Māori cultural capability with support from Te Wānanga o Aotearoa

    With the support of Te Wānanga o Aotearoa, Oranga Tamariki is making a continuous and conscious effort to strengthen the knowledge and respect for Māori culture amongst their kaimahi, as well as a commitment to better fulfil their Tiriti o Waitangi obligations.

  • 06 September 2023

    Mahuru Māori challenge aligned with maramataka

    The Mahuru Māori challenge is just around the corner, but what does this mean and who can get involved?

  • 1 September 2023

    Normalise speaking te reo Māori and register for the Mahuru Māori challenge

    Mahuru Māori is a challenge open to everyone no matter their current level of reo Māori.

  • 22 August 2023

    Holistic healing and self discovery found in rongoā programme

    Although rongoā has always been part of Te Aroha Ngatai’s life, she once believed that she needed a qualification from a western institute to practice rongoā.

  • 17 August 2023

    Ex pro rugby plays proves it’s never too late to get degree

    At 50 years old, Shane Stephens received his first qualification, a Bachelor of Education (Primary Teaching) from Te Wānanga o Aotearoa.

  • 11 Aug 2023

    Great-grandfather, student and now award recipient at 82

    Not many people would think of taking up tertiary education in their 80’s, but that’s not the case for Rangi Hinga. The much-loved kaumātua is now in his fourth year of study at Te Wānanga o Aotearoa.

  • 31 July 2023

    A life of struggles to career success

    Rosemarie Eketone-Williamson has had her fair share of challenges in life, from relationship breakdowns, exposure to family harm and violence, depression, to a battle with drug addiction and giving up care of her two eldest children.

  • 21 July 2023

    Māori lens influences the switch from nursing to social work

    Palmerston North local, Nicole Tipene, was working towards her nursing degree before making the switch to study a Bachelor of Bicultural Social Work at Te Wānanga o Aotearoa.

  • 20 July 2023

    Reconnecting roots: Mereana's journey of learning and growth

    When Mereana Gell returned to Aotearoa after many years overseas, she felt out of touch with te ao Māori.

  • 18 July 2023

    Uku artist and mau rākau warrior: Embracing tradition, discipline, and growth

    Learning and practicing weaponry skills is vastly different to manipulating uku (clay) into cups and bowls, but both require confidence and discipline, and a respect for tradition.

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