Rereahu Collier

Kaikokiri Ratonga Māori, Auckland Libraries - Auckland

Key Info

Ngāti Porou, Ngāti Rereahu, Ngāti Tamaterā, Ngāti Porou ki Harataunga ki Mataora

  • Bachelor of Social Sciences
  • Māori and Indigenous Studies
  • Psychology

Rereahu Collier wanted to study behaviour and take an in-depth look at how and why people react in certain situations. This desire led him to study a Bachelor of Social Science at the University of Waikato with majors in Māori and Pacific Development and Psychology. "My favourite subject was Psychology. Prior to enrolling at university, I spent a lot of my time observing people" he says.

Since graduating, Rereahu has worked as a Kaikokiri Ratonga Māori at Auckland Libraries where he manages Māori collections and events. "My job gives me a chance to showcase what I learned at University and apply it to everything I do including interacting with  Māori peers or talking to the CEO and COO of Auckland Council. I enjoy normalising Te Reo Māori and tikanga Māori in Auckland Libraries."

During his time at the University of Waikato, Rereahu enjoyed the university culture and campus life with classes close enough to walk to. "I'm very happy with my experience at Waikato – it has been life changing."

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