If you want to play a part in shaping a positive social, political and economic future for Aotearoa New Zealand, a thorough understanding of Te reo Māori and tikanga is essential as special taonga, to be shared with all New Zealanders.
With the Bachelor of Arts (Māori) you’ll enhance your career prospects and social standing within the community, while contributing to the ongoing drive to revitalise the culture and language of indigenous New Zealand.
Rosie Dennis, Bachelor of Arts (Māori) – Te Whakangungutanga Ki Ngā Tāiro a Kupe Graduate
Ko Hikurangi te maunga, Ko Mangaporo te awa, Ko Horouta te waka, Ko Ngati Porou te iwi, Ko Te-Whanau a te Uruahi te hapu, Ko Tinatoka te marae
Te reo chose me. I came to Te Manga Maori in support of my sister and on that day I felt such warmth from the students, I was intrigued by the kapa haka and how united they all were. I felt a strong pull to sign up to learn everything about my maori heritage - and I haven't looked back!
My original research contribution to Māori Knowledge & Development has been in two main areas, urbanisation and tribalisation. Urbanisation as a phenomenon has received little serious attention outside of the work Joan Metge in the 1960s. There has been a tendency to treat urbanization as the antithesis of traditional Māori life even though 80% of Māori live in an urban situation.
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