Te Pua Wānanga ki te Ao
School of Māori and Pacific Development
Nau mai, haere mai kia whakatauhia ngā hua ora o te puawānanga o Te Wao Nui a Tāne ki runga i a koutou.
Te Pua Wānanga ki te Ao aims to uplift the people of Aotearoa and to be the first choice university for Māori and Pacific students. Te Pua Wānanga ki te Ao represents innovation and tradition in teaching and research, and it provides national and international leadership in Māori, Pacific and indigenous issues and sustainable development.
Ngā Whakaako me ngā Akoranga
Teaching & Learning
Te Pua Wānanga ki te Ao instructs students in subjects of strategic importance in the advancement of Māori, Pacific, and other indigenous peoples and their struggles for national liberation, self-governance, and self-determination. In our teaching activity (along with our research and practice), additional emphasis is placed on sustainable development, and the revitalisation and development of the Māori language and form of life within the context of contemporary New Zealand society and its colonial legacies.
Rangahau me ngā Whakatinanatanga
Research & Practice
Our staff include leading practitioners of Tikanga Māori, interpreters and translators of Te Reo Māori, and researchers in issues pertaining to: Māori and Pacific Development, indigenous peoples, culture and language revitalization, Tikanga Māori, and Te Reo Māori. Through our research and practice, Te Pua Wānanaga ki te Ao provides national and international leadership in Māori, Pacific and indigenous issues and sustainable development.