Te Ūranga Waka & Te Whatukura

‘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 Visual Arts (Foundation) (Ka Tipu te Whaihanga) – Level 4 – Tairāwhiti

The award of the Certificate in Māori Visual Arts (Foundation) Level 4 indicates that the student will be eligible for entry into Year 1 of the degree Te Toi o Ngā Rangi, Bachelor of Māori Visual Arts.

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Tash Hau, Bachelor of Arts Honours (Māori) – Te Pikitanga Ki Awarua

“Ko te whakapono ki a koe anō te ngako o te angitu”

“Self-belief is the essence of success

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Professor Roger CA Maaka

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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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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