Teresa Tepania

Iwi: Ngāpuhi, Ngāti Kahu, Te Aupouri, Ngāti Hine

Qualifications: BA (Te Reo Māori, Māori Media and Communication)

Studying in Te Pua Wānanga ki te Ao has inspired me to become a successful young Māori not only for myself, but for my son and wider whānau. It is reassuring to see so many qualified Māori coming out of The Faculty of Māori and Indigenous Studies.

Te ao Māori has many up and coming leaders and it is with thanks to the Faculty and world class lecturers that we are able to succeed.

At times, this journey was challenging especially being a full time mother. However, my lecturers were supportive and always encouraging me to continue with my work. Without the support of my family, the lecturers and staff at The Faculty of Māori and Indigenous Studies I would not have succeeded.