Ruawhetu | Māori engagement

Māori strategic partnerships, scholarships, and summer internships at Te Herenga Waka.

Te Herenga Waka—Victoria University of Wellington’s engagement with iwi, Māori entities, and partners are critical to our success. We are committed to building mutually-beneficial relationships with Māori who have a vested interest in developing inter-generational growth, skills, experience and success.


Taihonoa is our strategic relationships programme that focuses on scholarships, internships, and research opportunities. Taihonoa currently works with more than 60 iwi and Māori organisations in collaboration with some government agencies.


Te Herenga Waka—Victoria University of Wellington is proud to support a wide range of Māori events as part of our commitment to civic engagement. Some examples of this include, Manu Kōrero, Secondary Kapa Haka Festivals, Poly Festivals, Te Matatini ki te Ao, and FoMA (Federation of Māori Authorities) events.

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