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Melanie Tahata, Bachelor of Arts (Māori) – Te Whakangungutanga Ki Ngā Tāiro a Kupe Graduate

A desire to have her son grown up surrounded by his own language saw Melanie Tahata complete the National Certificate in Te Reo which led to the Bachelor of Arts in Te Reo Maori.

“I enjoyed learning about the language and the history – especially the local history,” says Melanie, who also has a Bachelor of Fine Arts to her credit.

It’s been a juggle for this solo mum, who was running her own creative business while doing her degree but she has no regrets.

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