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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 4)

With this certificate you’ll further develop (from Level 2 certificate) your Māori language skills in conversational reo to an intermediate level. You’ll also increase your knowledge of Tikanga Māori in both traditional and contemporary settings.

This programme builds on the knowledge gained with the Level 2 certificate. With a greater focus on language, this programme is delivered in both English and te reo Māori.

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

Roni Nuku will be filling out a growing list of achievements when she is capped with a Bachelor of Arts (Māori) at EIT’s graduation in March 2014.

Well-known for her prowess on the water, Roni was in the team that won a gold and two silver medals at the world waka ama championships held four years ago in New Caledonia.

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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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