Te Āhurutanga Building
I ngā wā o mua i noho te whare o Te Āhurutanga hei wāhi ako hei wāhi mahi hei wāhi huihui kapu tī hoki mō ngā tauira me ngā Pūkenga Māori o Te Whare Wānanga o Waikato.
I te tau 2008 i tahuri hei tari mō Te Ahupaepae o te Ihorangi Māori.
Kua kapohia te ingoa o Te Āhurutanga hei ingoa mō te hotaka nā tōna whakamārama, ā ko te kupu āhuru ka kawe i ngā ūara pērā i te ārahi, tiaki, rauhi, manaaki, tauawhi me te tautoko.
Ko ēnei ūara katoa te tino iho o tōnā hītori me ngā mahi e puta mai ana i ēnei rā tonu kia whai oranga ai te iwi Māori.
Te Āhurutanga was originally built as a place to hold lectures, house Māori staff and students and as a place of gathering where Māori from across the University could meet up, talk and have a cuppa.
In 2008 it was revamped and became the offices of the Pro Vice Chancellor Māori.
The Māori Student Leadership Programme is named Te Āhurutanga to reflect it’s many meanings which underpin key important Māori values such as ārahi – guidance, tiaki, rauhi, manaaki – to take care of and look after, tauawhi, tautoko – to help and support.
These values provide the essence of the rich history that the building possesses and of the deeds that is has been entrusted with to this day to ensure the well-being of Māori.
Photos of Te Āhurutanga building