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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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Diploma in Māori Visual Arts Level 5 (Tipu Te Whaihanga) – Tairāwhiti

This diploma introduces the study of Māori visual arts over two years, providing an qualification for a range of art-oriented occupations. There is also an option to exit the diploma after year one to enter the three-year degree programme.

With the Diploma in Māori Visual Arts you’ll enhance your career prospects and social standing within the Māori community, while contributing to the ongoing drive to revitalise the culture and language of indigenous New Zealand.

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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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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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Valuing flexibility in career training decisions

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An International Study of Nursing Competence Frameworks

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