Nau mai, haere mai ki Te Herenga Waka.

Te Kawa a Māui—The School of Māori Studies specialises in teaching and research on the Māori and Indigenous worlds. Together with Te Herenga Waka Marae our programmes, staff and students form a vibrant and active Māori community.

Māori Studies

Discover the vibrant world of Māori culture and society. Explore the customs, history and traditions of Māori and learn how to participate in the Māori world.

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Available subjects

  • Māori Resource Management
  • Māori Studies
  • Tohu Māoritanga

Te Reo Māori

Learn to speak, read, write and understand te reo Māori, while gaining an understanding of Māori history and culture.

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  • Te Reo Māori
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Master of Indigenous Studies – MIndS

Situate your knowledge of Māori and Pacific issues in the international indigenous context with a Master of Indigenous Studies at Victoria University of Wellington.

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  • Nohorua Parata

    Look after your wairua

    Nohorua Hawaikirangi Parata (Rongowhakaata, Ngāti Kahungunu, Ngāti Ruanui, Ngāti Toa, Te Ātiawa) is motivated by his whānau, his iwi, his ahurea (culture), and our taiao (natural world)  to succeed in the workforce.

  • Short film showcases long-forgotten waiata

    A unique short film made by Victoria University of Wellington academics and showcasing long-forgotten waiata will be premiered at Wellington’s City Gallery on 28 October.

  • The Moana Project launches from Ōpōtiki

    The Moana Project had its official launch this month at Ōmarumutu marae near Ōpōtiki. The Moana Project will gather ocean data and explore how cross-cultural knowledge platforms enable us to better manage our oceans, and support and inform iwi interests. Whakatōhea iwi are at the heart of the project. One of their mokopuna and Victoria alumna is University of Waikato postdoctoral fellow Kimberley Maxwell, whose 'He Papa Moana' project explores these issues across the entire programme of 40+ researchers.