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  • 21 February 2022

    Mum of three completes teaching degree

    The mum of three completed her Bachelor of Education (Primary Teaching) in 2019 and has just began her third year of teaching at Hamilton’s Knighton Normal School.

  • 18 February, 2022

    Te Wānanga o Aotearoa appoints Nepia Winiata as chief executive

    Te Wānanga o Aotearoa is pleased to announce the appointment of Nepia Winiata (Ngāti Raukawa) as chief executive.

  • 17 February 2022

    Mau rākau returns to Tauranga campus

    Mau rākau is once again being offered at the Te Wānanga o Aotearoa Tauranga campus and will be taught by highly skilled kaiako, Tamahau Tangitu.

  • 15 February 2022

    Making tikanga the everyday norm

    The practice and values of tikanga is relevant in our everyday lives and isn’t something just to be kept on the marae.

  • 14 February 2022

    Reconnecting to home through te reo Māori

    Learning te reo Māori has been a way for husband and wife, Alistair and Shari Kydd to reconnect with Aotearoa after spending a big chunk of their lives living across the ditch.

  • 10 February 2022

    Mum of four now taking on police role

    She has four children aged five to 12. But that hasn’t stopped Hamilton’s Akesa Taufa achieving her goal of becoming a police officer, with support from Te Wānanga o Aotearoa (TWoA) along the way.

  • 08 February 2022

    Top CrossFit athlete promotes health through education

    Aritaku Robens is one of the countries top CrossFit athletes passing on his skills and knowledge through his role as a kaiako (teacher) at the Wānanga.

  • 03 February 2022

    From wānanga student to wānanga teacher

    Tiffany Makoare was once a student at Te Wānanga o Aotearoa but now teaches her own class in the King Country town of Taumarunui.

  • 1 February 2022

    Māori performing arts alive in North Waikato

    A true performer, Whaea Parehiwa Totorewa has been teaching and sharing her passion for all things performing arts and te ao Māori for over 30 years.

  • 26 January 2022

    Passionate te reo Māori teacher educating local community

    Growing up on the marae and listening to the elders kōrero (speak) in te reo Māori was a founding moment in Teinakore Harawira’s upbringing.

  • 21 January 2022

    Taking power over your health through Rongoā

    For David Jones, Rongoā - the study of traditional Māori medicine, is about giving people the knowledge and tools to take power over their health and wellbeing.

  • 10 January 2022

    Dave meets Dave

    A dyslexic solo-dad with mild autism and ADHD, battling homelessness and overcoming a drinking problem credits Te Wānanga o Aotearoa with helping him find himself and turn his life around.

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