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  • 29 March 2023

    Press Release on behalf of Te Wānanga o Aotearoa and Te Wānanga o Raukawa, Te Whare Wānanga o Awanuiārangi

    The first reading of the Education and Training Bill (No.3) in the House of Representatives today signals an historic shift in the relationship between the Crown and the Wānanga sector, namely Te Wānanga o Aotearoa and Te Wānanga o Raukawa, Te Whare Wānanga o Awanuiārangi.

  • 27 April 2023

    Learning tikanga in the hopes of giving back to iwi

    Through learning tikanga at Te Wānanga o Aotearoa, Walter Herewini hopes to give back to his marae and keep te ao Māori (the Māori worldview) alive and thriving.

  • 26 April 2023

    Ōpōtiki teacher learns reo Māori from former pupil

    As an older student, learning reo Māori was slightly daunting for Ōpōtiki College teacher, Deborah Mckillop. But after learning she would be taught by one of her former student’s, things became more relaxed.

  • 25 April 2023

    Overcoming Pain to Build a Thriving Business: The Journey of Steven Allan

    Four years ago, Steven Allan’s life took a significant pivot. He injured his back and unable to work as a concrete pumper, enrolled in a business course at Te Wananga o Aotearoa with a friend.

  • 18 April 2023

    Weaving eases wānanga student’s arthritis struggles

    After pushing past his doubts and giving the raranga programme a good go, Kohatu not only completed the programme but it helped strengthen the mobility and use of his fingers.

  • 17 April 2023

    Wānanga vision comes to life for Hamilton whānau

    The vision of Te Wānanga o Aotearoa is, whānau transformation through education, and that has been the case for one Hamilton family.

  • 06 April 2023

    Learning reo Māori alongside tamariki

    Tā moko artist and mum of two, Mikayla (Meke) Nikora was brought up speaking reo Māori but slowly lost the language after leaving kura kaupapa Māori and moving to Pākehā schooling.

  • 03 April 2023

    Sister duo keep Māoritanga alive through education

    Gisborne sisters, Mererangi and Hoana Kaa believe that education is a key pathway to keeping Māoritanga (culture) thriving in all parts of Aotearoa and empowers Māori to step into leadership.

  • 21 March 2023

    Studying business was the road to success for Tāmaki couple

    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.

  • 20 Feb 2023

    From art tauira to art kaiako: Tā moko artist eager to share his knowledge

    Rawiri T Horne, a renowned tā moko artist, and new kaiako at the Christchurch campus of Te Wānanga o Aotearoa, is passionate about sharing tikanga through creating art.

  • 14 February 2023

    Embracing te reo Māori the key for Taranaki grandmother to help understand her identity

    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.

  • 24 January 2023

    From Kenya to Aotearoa - Toi and its many connections

    Jennifer Dickerson, a self-proclaimed "Third Culture Kid" due to her unique upbringing around the world, has discovered who she is through art.

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