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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  • Kaitiakitanga
  • 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

Global Studies

Lead positive change, contribute to solving global problems, and connect with change-makers.

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  • Area and Cultural Studies
  • Cultures and Identities
  • Environment and Sustainability
  • Ethical Leadership and Intercultural Communication
  • Global Health and Wellbeing
  • Globalisation, Movement and Change
  • Human Rights, Justice and Peace
  • World Affairs and Organisations
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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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Solutions in Indigenous science

Associate Professor Ocean Mercier is using Māori knowledge to create a richer, deeper picture than Western science can provide alone.

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