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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Available subjects

  • 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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  • Tauira Rauhī, supporting Māori Oweek 2020

    2020 Māori Orientation Week

    The week started off with a massive pōhiri to welcome tauira and whānau to the university at Te Herenga Waka Marae. Throughout the week tauira attended different workshops, information and whakawhanaungatanga sessions to help them settle into their new environment.

  • 2020 Summer Scholars

    Find out what Te Kawa a Māui Summer Scholar students Octavius Jones, Katie Tollan and Tamahina Sheridan have been researching during Summer 2020.