Ngā Kaupapa (Subjects)

Te Pua Wānanga ki te Ao is well positioned to instruct students in subjects relevant to the advancement of Māori, Pacific, and other indigenous peoples and their struggles for national liberation, self-governance, and self-determination. Just as importantly, we draw on the source of ancestral knowledge to inform our teaching and explore the application of ancestral knowledge to contemporary issues.  Emphasis is placed on sustainable development in the context of social, political, economic and cultural growth.

A crucial purpose of our teaching practice is to be potential and future focussed as we explore solutions to the challenges and impacts of living in a globalised world without compromising our cultural values and beliefs.. We aim to raise the consciousness of our students, and inspire our students to take action. Our teaching helps our students identify (with) the distinctive features of their peoples' past, present, and future - and of their unique perspective on the world as individuals shaped by contradictory cultural and economic forces.

Subjects offered:

Development Studies
Māori and Pacific Development (no new intakes from 2018)
Māori Media and Communication (no new intakes from 2018)
Te Reo Māori
Tikanga Māori (no new intakes from 2018)
Te Tiriti o Waitangi Akoranga - Treaty of Waitangi Studies

Māori and Indigenous Studies (offered from 2018 subejct to approval)

Pacific and Indigenous Studies (offered from 2018 subject to approval)

Te Tohu Paetahi

Te Tohu Paetahi is Te Pua Wānanga ki te Ao's flagship specialist programme for those students with a commitment to learning te reo Māori, who wish to complete a Bachelor of Arts (BA) or Bachelor of Māori and Pacific Development (BMPD) degree taught through the medium of te reo Māori.