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Te Ūranga Waka

‘Piki ake, kake ake i te toi huarewa, te ara o Tāwhaki, i piki ai ki runga’.

The need to learn and speak the Māori language is greater than ever before.

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Certificate in Māori Studies (Level 2)

With this certificate you’ll take your understanding of the Māori language beyond “Kia ora!” You’ll learn about Māori customs and protocols, both traditional and contemporary, while developing basic conversational Te reo Māori skills.

This is a 17 week programme introducing core reading, writing, listening and speaking skills alongside an understanding of Māori language and customs.

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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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Sally Abel

Dr Sally Abel

Sally holds a part-time cross disciplinary position and works on a number of research and evaluation projects.  She has been conducting qualitative health research and evaluation for many years in both academic and community settings in Auckland, Tairāwhiti and Hawke’s Bay.

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Te Uranga Waka on Facebook

Te Ūranga Waka lecturers and students communicate, share and keep in touch via Facebook.  If you are interested in studying Māori at EIT check out what's happening or chat online with students and staff on Facebook.

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Te Ūranga Waka Haka Wars 

EIT Te Ūranga Waka students annually hold a fun and entertaining haka war.  Certificate and degree students select and practice cultural songs and hakas and compete in a live performance to friends and family.

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