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Awanuiārangi leads largest ever study of the Māori language

03 July 2018

The “largest and most sophisticated study ever” of the Māori language will analyse data extracted from the internationally recognised longitudinal study Growing Up In New Zealand.

Unique programme kickstarts career in nursing

21 May 2018

If you want a career in nursing and are looking for quality education and practical training that will ensure you graduate confident and work-ready, the three-year nursing degree at Te Whare Wānanga o Awanuiārangi is the programme for you.

Whaea Hema honoured with prestigious Manakura Award

03 May 2018

Te Whare Wānanga o Awanuiārangi doctoral candidate Te Hēmanawa (Hema) Temara has been awarded the Ngārimu VC and 28th (Māori) Battalion Memorial Manakura Award for 2017/2018.

Doctoral Programme draws more International Students

11 April 2018

International doctoral cohorts from Hawai’i and Fiji have been welcomed to the Whakatāne campus by staff and students at Te Whare Wānanga o Awanuiārangi.

Minister urges graduates to embrace ‘endless opportunities’ of Imaginarium plan

27 March 2018

Māori Development Minister Nanaia Mahuta urged graduates of Te Whare Wānanga o Awanuiārangi to build on the legacy of the institution’s first 25 years and embrace the opportunity and vision of its next 25 years of development.

Awanuiārangi graduands urged to exercise leadership and tackle society’s challenges

20 March 2018

Māori Development Minister Nanaia Mahuta will give the keynote address for the Te Whare Wānanga o Awanuiārangi graduation in Whakatāne this Friday (23 March).

One Surgeon’s Indigenous Immersion

22 February 2018

Providing a greater understanding and sensitivity for practitioners about Māori culture and health is critical in reducing alarming Māori health statistics in Aotearoa.

In the heart of rural nursing

22 February 2018

A nursing student finds herself caught up in a life and death situation that teaches her the importance of teamwork and community.

RoboPā gains further funding to engage Māori youth

21 February 2018

A robotics initiative by Te Whare Wānanga o Awanuiārangi has been awarded increased funding to support the growth of computational thinking among Māori students in the Gisborne, Bay of Plenty, Auckland and Northland regions.

Tertiary providers renew commitment to Bay’s educational partnership

01 February 2018

The Bay’s three major tertiary providers have all reaffirmed their commitment to the Bay of Plenty Tertiary Education Partnership, which aims to improve access to tertiary study and provide greater study options for students in the region.

Taiwan academics promote Awanuiārangi partnership

05 December 2017

Potential partnerships between Te Whare Wānanga o Awanuiārangi and higher education institutes in Taiwan have been canvassed by a group of Taiwanese academics.

Te Teko kapa haka champs honour composers

05 December 2017

The newly crowned champions of the national primary school kapa haka competition have honoured two Awanuiārangi staff members and a student for their contributions to the win.

Awanuiārangi research recognised with national awards

05 December 2017

Research achievements by Māori academics at Te Whare Wānanga o Awanuiārangi have been recognised with national awards.
Dr Agnes McFarland was named the inaugural recipient of the New Zealand Association for Research in Education (NZARE) Ranginui Walker Te Reo Māori Doctoral Award in late November. This new award for doctoral research in Education written in te reo Māori is awarded to a member of NZARE who has completed a high-quality doctoral thesis in te reo. Announced at the NZARE annual conference at the University of Waikato, the honour acknowledged Dr McFarland’s doctoral research and her other high-quality research produced in te reo Māori. Dr McFarland was a keynote speaker at the Māori Caucus pre-conference hui on November 19, at which the award was presented.

Becoming culturally and clinically competent

15 November 2017

It’s a significant year for Te ôhanga Mataora Paetahi, the Bachelor of Health Science Mâori taught in Whakatâne, as the first intake of students looks forward to graduating.

Māori tourism set to sail

15 November 2017

Cruise industry experience has been integrated into a new tourism programme that responds to growing demand for skilled Māori tourism operators.

Unique Doctorate Programme Draws International Students

31 October 2017

The second group of international students enrolled in a ground-breaking Professional Doctorate programme at Te Whare Wānanga o Awanuiārangi has been welcomed to the Whakatāne campus.

Two-day symposium provides Māori perspective on conflict

17 October 2017

A two-day symposium on Māori perspectives of conflict aims to deepen understanding of the wars between Māori and colonial troops, and how they have affected lives today.

School joins forces with whānau to boost learning

10 October 2017

A literacy programme at a bilingual primary school unit in Whakatāne has not only improved tamariki writing skills but has also strengthened whānau relationships.

Longitudinal study offers research opportunities

04 October 2017

The contemporary longitudinal study Growing Up In New Zealand will provide new evidence to fill gaps in policy development for Māori, Te Whare Wānanga o Awanuiārangi says.

Awanuiārangi partners with DHBs to teach te reo

21 September 2017

Efforts to get thousands more people speaking te reo Māori every day were stepped up in Auckland this month with the help of Te Whare Wānanga o Awanuiārangi.

Schools line up for inaugural robotics challenge

15 September 2017

Twelve teams from primary schools across the Eastern Bay of Plenty will compete in a new regional robotics competition in Whakatāne next week.

Aboriginal health issues put before nursing students

06 September 2017

Nursing students at Te Whare Wānanga o Awanuiārangi heard about indigenous health issues from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander nurse, researcher and teacher Dr Doseena Fergie during her recent visit to Whakatāne.

Te Ao Māori VR Experience Gets NZ Film Commission Interactive Development Funding

31 July 2017

Creative video and VR agency, Wrestler and Te Whare Wānanga o Awanuiārangi have secured funding from the NZ Film Commission to develop a virtual reality (VR) experience.

Master navigator honoured as Awanuiārangi looks to broaden horizons

30 May 2017

Master navigator, waka builder and ocean voyager Hekenukumai (Hec) Busby received an honorary doctorate and more than 200 graduates were capped in Whakatāne on Friday as Te Whare Wānanga o Awanuiārangi marked its 25th anniversary year with plans to build a ground-breaking science centre.

Awanuiārangi celebrates graduation

24 May 2017

More than 200 Te Whare Wānanga o Awanuiārangi graduands will receive their degrees and certificates during a formal graduation ceremony to be held in Whakatāne on Friday, 26 May.

Flood-hit evacuees and emergency workers shelter at Awanuiārangi

12 April 2017

Flood-affected evacuees and emergency support services are being looked after by Te Whare Wānanga o Awanuiārangi in Whakatāne and Kawerau.

Nursing students win Janet Maloney-Moni scholarships

04 April 2017

Three Te Whare Wānanga o Awanuiārangi nursing students have been awarded Eastern Bay Primary Health Alliance Janet Maloney-Moni Nursing and Medical Scholarships for 2017.

Hawaiian group studies ritual encounters

22 March 2017

Te Whare Wānanga o Awanuiārangi is partnering with University of Hawai’i – Windward Community College to bring 28 students and staff to Whakatāne next week as part of their studies in rituals of encounter.

RoboPa wins Unlocking Curious Minds funding for Mataatua schools

08 March 2017

Te Whare Wānanga o Awanuiārangi is taking a robotics initiative into Mataatua primary schools and kura to support the growth of digital capability.

Indigenous knowledge exchange student in residence

08 February 2017

Te Whare Wānanga o Awanuiārangi is hosting Métis student Danielle Hohnisch as part of its international programme for indigenous knowledge exchange.

Awanuiārangi hosts Frontiers Abroad students

19 January 2017

Te Whare Wānanga o Awanuiārangi is hosting a group of international students from Frontiers Abroad, a United States undergraduate programme focusing on geological, environmental and biological science.

Pu Kaea December 2016 Edition

16 January 2017

The latest edition of Pu Kaea is now out. Click below to read the Pu Kaea Hakihea/December 2016 issue.

Awanuiārangi recognises respected academics with professorial status

01 December 2016

Te Whare Wānanga o Awanuiārangi will bestow professorial status on four senior academic staff at a special ceremony in Whakatāne on Thursday, December 1.

Awanuiārangi brain specialist gives key address

25 November 2016

Te Whare Wānanga o Awanuiārangi Professorial Fellow, Dr Hinemoa Elder, is a key speaker at the New Zealand Applied Neurosciences Conference this week.

Professorial Fellow a Woman of the Year finalist

25 November 2016

Te Whare Wānanga o Awanuiārangi Professorial Fellow Dr Hinemoa Elder was a finalist in the NEXT and Pandora 2016 Woman of the Year Awards.

Kapa haka experts discuss cutting edge developments

09 November 2016

Leading kapa haka practitioners will gather in Whakatāne on Friday for a one-day forum on Māori performing arts.

Education Conference Bring Increased Visitors to Whakatāne

14 October 2016

Over 130 delegates from around the country will be visiting Whakatāne next week to take part in the 3 day NZ Association of
Intermediate and Middle School (NZAIMS)
conference. The event will be hosted by Te Whare Wānanga o Awanuiārangi. The
conference is being run in conjunction with Adolescent Success, Australia who are sending 12 Australian delegates to the educational event. In additional to the 130 conference
delegates, another 85 delegates will join the conference for the 1 day intensive programme at Te Wharehou o Tūhoe.

Professorial Fellow a Woman of the Year finalist

12 October 2016

Te Whare Wānanga o Awanuiārangi Professorial Fellow Dr Hinemoa Elder has been named a
finalist in the NEXT and Pandora 2016 Woman of the Year Awards.

Traumatic brain injury neuroscientist to speak

03 October 2016

An international brain injury expert will speak at the Manukau campus of Te Whare Wānanga o Awanuiārangi on Friday, 7 October.

Professor Te Kani Kingi appointed as manager for Strategic Projects

14 September 2016

Te Whare Wānanga o Awanuiārangi welcomed Dr Te Kani Kingi who has been appointed the role of Manager of Strategic Projects.

Spotlight on sustainable food and traditional gardens

02 August 2016

Traditional knowledge about sustainable food production and management practices will be taught in a new course being offered in Manukau by Te Whare Wānanga o Awanuiārangi.

Students win award at national Māori nursing hui

08 June 2016

Fifteen nursing students from Te Whare Wānanga o Awanuiārangi attended the annual Māori student nurses’ hui at Ratana Pā in Whanganui, which celebrated the 30th Anniversary of the national event.  

American graduates study indigenous perspective

08 June 2016

American graduate students from eight universities in the United States visited Te Whare Wānanga o Awanuiārangi in May as part of a study of tertiary education in New Zealand.

Appointments to New Te Whare Wānanga o Awanuiārangi Council Announced

07 June 2016

Appointments to a new 12-member council for Te Whare Whare Wānanga o Awanuiārangi have been announced.

Awanuiārangi honours graduate achievement

31 May 2016

Hundreds of supporters and proud whānau joined Te Whare Wānanga o Awanuiārangi in a full day of Graduation celebrations in Whakatāne on Friday, May 27.

Day of honours for Awanuiārangi graduands

26 May 2016

Hundreds of supporters, whānau and friends will join Te Whare Wānanga o Awanuiārangi in Whakatāne on Friday, May 27, to celebrate the graduation of more than 1100 tertiary students throughout New Zealand.

Awanuiārangi hosts Te Toi Tauira mō te Matariki

29 April 2016

Te Whare Wānanga o Awanuiārangi is proud to be hosting the Te Toi Tauira mō te Matariki 17th Wānanga-ā-tau

Chamber of Commerce moves on-campus

29 April 2016

The Eastern Bay Chamber of Commerce has relocated to the campus of Te Whare Wānanga o Awanuiārangi in Whakatāne, signalling developing collaboration between the two organisations.

Showcase for Mātaatua performing arts

01 April 2016

Te Whare Wānanga o Awanuiārangi is supporting the premier kapa haka competition for the Mātaatua region.

Digi Day brings Eastern Bay schools together

31 March 2016

Educators from schools throughout the Eastern Bay of Plenty will take part in a one-day seminar on digital tools and learning, hosted by Te Whare Wānanga o Awanuiārangi in partnership with East Bay REAP.

Awanuiārangi names Māori stage at Polyfest

31 March 2016

Te Whare Wānanga o Awanuiārangi was a major supporter of this year’s ASB Polyfest, the biggest Māori and Pacific Island festival in the world.

Minister meets with students and staff

31 March 2016

Students and staff of Te Whare Wānanga o Awanuiārangi met last week with the Hon. Te Ururoa Flavell and his Māori Party co-leader Marama Fox.

Tūhoe gears up for Ahurei 2016

24 March 2016

Tūhoe whānau, marae and hapū are adding the final touches to preparations for their Ahurei 2016 in Rūātoki this Easter Weekend.

Chief Executive Appointed

24 February 2016

Taiahaha i, taiahaha!

Link forged with southern institute

21 December 2015

The Southern Institute of Technology (SIT) and Te Whare Wānanga o Awanuiārangi are looking at ways of working together to create new opportunities for students and staff of both institutions.

Charles Sturt students visit

17 December 2015

A group of indigenous First Nations students from Charles Sturt University in Australia has spent two weeks with Te Whare Wānanga o Awanuiārangi.

Awanuiārangi hosts Sámi scholar

15 December 2015

Sámi scholar Dr Jelena Porsanger is being hosted by Te Whare Wānanga o Awanuiārangi while she is on sabbatical in Aotearoa for several months.

Reo academics launch new book

15 December 2015

A new book in te reo Māori on educational research has been launched by Te Whare Wānanga o Awanuiārangi academic staff.

Wānanga opens new South Auckland campus

10 December 2015

More than 150 dignitaries, staff and well-wishers are expected to attend the opening of a new Te Whare Wānanga o Awanuiārangi campus in Manukau on Friday the 11th of December.

ITO students celebrate graduation

07 December 2015

Eighty students, friends and family attended a graduation ceremony for graduates of industry training organisations (ITOs) in the Eastern Bay of Plenty.

First Nations visitors share indigenous research findings

04 December 2015

A group of First Nations staff and students from Laurentian University, Sudbury, Ontario, Canada, presented their research at a Symposium hosted by Te Whare Wānanga o Awanuiārangi in late November.

Dawn ceremony will bless new campus

03 December 2015

Te Whare Wānanga o Awanuiārangi will prepare for the opening of a new campus in Tāmaki Makaurau with a dawn blessing ceremony.

Wānanga welcomes indigenous knowledge exchange student

25 November 2015

Te Whare Wānanga o Awanuiārangi has welcomed the first recipient of a new international programme for indigenous knowledge exchange.

Emancipation the theme of research conference

25 November 2015

Educational researchers gathered in Whakatāne for the annual New Zealand Association for Research in Education conference.

Forum spotlights Māori nursing development

09 November 2015

The Chief Nurse of the Ministry of Health, Dr Jane O’Malley, will attended a national nursing workforce development forum in Whakatāne on Thursday (5 November).

Environment students attend geospatial conference

25 June 2015

A group of third-year students of the Bachelor of Environment Studies – Te Ahu Taiao immersed themselves in the world of Geographic Information Systems (GIS) at a national conference this week.

Pueblo Doctoral group visits Awanuiārangi

05 June 2015

Indigenous leaders, Doctoral students and staff from Arizona State University were hosted for two days by Te Whare Wānanga o Awanuiārangi in early May.

Integrated approach needed for Māori economic development

27 May 2015

Business and asset development, employment opportunities and wealth creation must contribute to Māori well-being, according to iwi at the launch of a Māori economic development research report in Whakatāne.

Nursing Council CEO visits student nurses

22 May 2015

International Nurses Day was celebrated this week with a visit by the Nursing Council of New Zealand to Te Whare Wānanga o Awanuiārangi in Whakatāne.

Tauranga CBD campus a step closer with signing of Heads of Agreement

22 May 2015

A tertiary campus in the centre of Tauranga is a step closer following the approval of a Heads of Agreement document.

Research identifies strategies for Māori economic development

21 May 2015

Critical success factors for Māori economic development are identified in the report on a three-year research programme by Te Whare Wānanga o Awanuiārangi in partnership with Te Rūnanga o Ngāti Awa and Ngā Pae o te Māramatanga.

Awanuiārangi honours graduate achievement in two-day celebration

02 May 2015

More than 1300 certificates, Bachelor, Master and Doctoral degrees were awarded by Te Whare Wānanga o Awanuiārangi at  Graduation 2015 in Whakatāne last week. Graduation is one of the most anticipated events of the academic calendar for Te Whare Wānanga o Awanuiārangi and the communities it serves, and for the first time this year formalities were held over two days, beginning on Thursday, April 30, when graduands, whānau, friends, and representatives of the wider community were formally welcomed by Ngāti Awa and Te Whare Wānanga o  Awanuiārangi Council and staff onto Te Mānuka Tūtahi Marae.

Wānanga hosts Māori tertiary advisers

03 April 2015

Takawaenga Māori (Māori Liaison Advisers) from tertiary education institutions throughout New Zealand gathered in Whakatāne recently for their annual conference.

New Appointment for CEO

31 March 2015

Professor Wiremu Doherty has been appointed Acting Chief Executive of Te Whare Wānanga o Awanuiārangi.

Wānanga supports Māori stage at Polyfest

31 March 2015

Te Whare Wānanga o Awanuiārangi was a major supporter of this year’s ASB Polyfest, the biggest Polynesian festival in the world.

Awanuiārangi congratulates students and staff

10 March 2015

Te Whare Wānanga o Awanuiārangi congratulates their hundreds of students, alumni and staff who were among the kapa haka groups competing in the world’s biggest celebration of Māori performing arts in Christchurch this month. More than 400 performing arts students, graduates and staff from Te Whare Wānanga o Awanuiārangi were among the elite performers participating in the five-day Te Matatini National Kapa Haka Festival. Many others were coaches, choreographers, composers or mentors.

A stepping stone to cultural understanding

15 December 2014

A one-year programme that develops Māori language skills at an intermediate level is proving to be a stepping stone for te reo students wanting to take their place with confidence in the Māori world. 

Language specialist in exchange with Wānanga

10 November 2014

The politics of language and learning were the focus of an information exchange this week between a United States language specialist and Te Whare Wānanga o Awanuiārangi.

Harvard PhD student visits Awanuiārangi

04 November 2014

Third-year doctoral student Kau'i Baumhofer will visit Te Whare Wānanga o Awanuiārangi this week.

Mapping workshop led by Google Earth Outreach

03 October 2014

Non-profit mapping and technology specialists are being invited to attend the Māori Indigenous Mapping Workshop being hosted in November by Te Whare Wānanga o Awanuiārangi.

Support for Ngā Manu Kōrero

23 September 2014

The contest for the 2014 Ngā Manu Kōrero title begins today in Hawke’s Bay.

Stanford University professor visits

22 September 2014

Stanford University Professor of Education Arnetha F. Ball was hosted by Te Whare Wānanga o Awanuiārangi during a two-day visit last week.

Awanuārangi backs dementia seminar

22 September 2014

Research and discoveries about dementia being made in New Zealand and around the world will be the focus of a one-day seminar being supported by Te Whare Wānanga o Awanuiārangi.

Wānanga backs Māori Women’s conference

12 September 2014

Te Rōpū Wāhine Māori Toko i te Ora (Māori Women’s Welfare League) holds its 2014 national conference in Tauranga Moana this month.

Uawa FX Mania students visit Tech Pā

12 September 2014

Students and teachers from the FX Mania programme at Uawa were hosted by Te Whare Wānanga o Awanuiārangi and the Tech Pā studio for a day exploring computer graphics and animation technology.

Stanford professor spotlights marginalised students

10 September 2014

Stanford University professor of education, Dr Arnetha F. Ball, returns next week to Te Whare Wānanga o Awanuiārangi in Whakatāne to talk about the literacy and numeracy needs of minority and indigenous communities.

Green light for Bay campus

25 July 2014

The Tauranga Energy Consumer Trust’s (TECT) decision to provide valuable funding to a planned tertiary campus in downtown Tauranga has been welcomed by the Bay of Plenty Tertiary Education Partnership.

A Māori Management Thinker Past

22 July 2014

A tribute to Professor Kelvin Mataira (1957-2014)

Bay benefits from Tauranga campus

11 July 2014

A tertiary campus in downtown Tauranga will generate benefits of $188 million over the next 20 years and provide a rate of return of more than 30% on the initial investment, a new report says.

Nursing MOU signals opportunities for students

11 July 2014

The Bay of Plenty District Health Board and Te Whare Wānanga o Awanuiārangi signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) on Friday July 11, 2014 to develop a support relationship between the two entities.

Scholarships celebrated

04 July 2014

On Tuesday, 2 July 2014, Te Whare Wānanga o Awanuiārangi held a celebration for recipients of its 2014 Scholarship Awards.

Enrolments open for Masters studies

24 June 2014

Masters programmes offered by the School of Indigenous Graduate Studies focus on two distinct areas of scholarship: Indigenous studies and Māori studies.

Awanuiārangi contributes $57 million to New Zealand GDP

20 June 2014

Te Whare Wānanga o Awanuiārangi contributes $57 million to New Zealand GDP, according to a report prepared by Business and Economic Research Limited (BERL).

CEO recognised in Queen’s Birthday honours

03 June 2014

Te Whare Wānanga o Awanuiārangi CEO and Vice-Chancellor Distinguished Professor Graham Hingangaroa Smith has been made a Companion of the New Zealand Order of Merit.

More opportunities for Bay of Plenty students

16 May 2014

A unique collaborative approach to education is opening up more opportunities for tertiary education students in the Bay of Plenty and nationally.

Committed to community development

16 May 2014

Karangahape Marae
Matangirau, Te Tai Tokerau (Northland)

Wānanga honours decades of commitment

16 May 2014

Unstinting commitment to Māori development, education and achievement will be recognised with the presentation of a series of honorary doctorates during Graduation 2014.

A record year for Awanuiārangi graduates

16 May 2014

Hundreds of supporters, whānau and friends will join Te Whare Wānanga o Awanuiārangi in celebrating another record number of graduates at its traditional hīkoi and capping ceremony in Whakatāne on Friday.

Nursing Degree to be delivered in Whakatāne

01 May 2014

Te Whare Wānanga o Awanuiārangi is preparing to deliver a new nursing degree programme at its Whakatāne campus in 2015.

Awanuiārangi caps record number of graduates

14 April 2014

A total of 2510 diplomas, certificates, bachelor, master and doctoral degrees were awarded by Te Whare Wānanga o Awanuiārangi at its Graduation ceremony in Whakatāne on Friday, April 11.

New insights into Māori lunar calendar

17 March 2014

Research by students of environment studies at Te Whare Wānanga o Awanuiārangi has shown that the Māori fishing, hunting and planting calendar is as relevant today as it was in the past.

American educational researchers honour academics

14 March 2014

The CEO of Te Whare Wānanga o Awanuiārangi, Distinguished Professor Graham Hingangaroa Smith, has been made a Fellow of the American Educational Research Association (AERA) in recognition of his contribution to educational research.

Cheque boosts quality education

11 December 2013

Te Whare Wānanga o Awanuiārangi presented the proceeds of its Black-Tie Fundraising Event and Charity Auction to Alzheimers Eastern Bay of Plenty on Tuesday, December 10.

Wānanga strengthens links with India

03 December 2013

Te Whare Wānanga o Awanuiārangi will this week sign a Memorandum of Understanding with the Central University of Orissa in Koraput, India.

Wehi partnership brings lifetime’s expertise to Māori performing arts degree

08 November 2013

Two of Aotearoa’s foremost kapa haka experts are leading a Māori performing arts degree that is attracting a new audience of school leavers and under-25s.

Glittering event raises funds for quality care

03 November 2013

A glittering charity event hosted by Te Whare Wānanga o Awanuiārangi has raised funds to lift the quality of care for people living with dementia in the Eastern Bay of Plenty.

Advisors showcase e-Technologies

09 October 2013

e-Technologies at Te Whare Wānanga ō Awanuiārangi were showcased by Awhi Tauira Student Support Advisors at the Te Toi Tauira mō te Matariki National Student Support Conference.

'Too Important to Forget'

24 September 2013

September is World Alzheimers Month and currently over 48,000 people are living with dementia in New Zealand. This number is set to double every 20 years due to New Zealand’s ageing population.

Indigenous Taiwanese writers visit

17 September 2013

A group of writers was hosted by Te Whare Wānanga o Awanuiārangi in Whakatāne as part of Taiwanese efforts to build strategic partnerships with indigenous institutions in New Zealand.

Haka team WOWs waterfront crowd

11 September 2013

Students from Ngā Mana Whakairo a Toi – Bachelor of Māori Performing Arts strutted their stuff at a three-day Auckland festival attended by more than 100,000 people.

Science team explores GIS technology

21 August 2013

The science team at Te Whare Wānanga o Awanuiārangi hosted the Google Earth Outreach team at its Whakatāne campus on August 19, following a three-day Geographic Information Systems (GIS) event in Auckland.

Focus on culture-based innovation

29 July 2013

Innovation driven by heritage and traditional knowledge is the focus of a six-day international symposium being hosted by Te Whare Wānanga o Awanuiārangi in Whakatāne from Sunday.

Environmental management in spotlight

20 July 2013

Students and lecturers of the Bachelor of Environment Studies attended an invited conference convened by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to discuss environmental management.

Journey of the Stars: Celebrating Matariki

19 June 2013

Te Whare Wānanga o Awanuiārangi celebrated Matariki with a community evening of entertainment.

Environment team considers traditional calendars

09 June 2013

Students and lecturers of the Bachelor of Environment Studies joined scientific researchers and indigenous people from New Zealand and Pacific communities to discuss climate change in relation to traditional seasonal calendars.

Canadians honour distinguished careers

24 May 2013

The CEO and Vice-Chancellor of Te Whare Wānanga o Awanuiārangi is being honoured by a Canadian university for his contribution to indigenous education.

US students study Māori architecture

22 May 2013

Architecture students from a university in the United States will visit Whakatāne this week to study how Māori culture and art is expressed through architecture.

Riding the waves of literacy and numeracy

11 May 2013

Adult literacy and numeracy were the subject of a one-day symposium at Te Whare Wānanga o Awanuiārangi in Whakatāne.

Wānanga welcomes international exchange

01 May 2013

Business people and professionals from the state of Washington in the United States were welcomed to Te Whare Wānanga o Awanuiārangi this week as part of an exchange with the Whakatāne West Rotary Club.

Education, Health and Rugby

16 April 2013

Rugby and globalisation were among the topics of discussion when academics from universities in the United Kingdom and Australia were hosted by Te Whare Wānanga o Awanuiārangi this week.

Artist’s manu lays down challenge

13 April 2013

A five-metre illuminated sculpture of a symbolic bird stands as a modern wahanui (gateway) to Te Whare Wānanga o Awanuiārangi's new Whakatāne campus.

Technology brings students up to speed

13 April 2013

Te Whare Wānanga o Awanuiārangi is using its investment in high-speed fibre optic cable to lift ICT development in Māori and educational communities outside of the Wānanga.

Stanford professor lectures at Awanuiārangi

28 March 2013

Stanford University professor of education, Dr Arnetha F. Ball, whose area of research aims to prepare teachers to work with marginalised students, presented her research to Te Whare Wānanga o Awanuiārangi academic staff in the newly opened Mark Laws Media Centre.

Rena research shows oil affects algae

27 March 2013

Research by Te Whare Wānanga o Awanuiārangi student Kiri Reihana has shown that kaimoana (seafood) was tainted by weathered oil from the Rena cargo ship a year after it was grounded on the Astrolabe Reef off Tauranga.

Students welcomed to new doctorate programme

14 March 2013

The first group of international students enrolled in a new post-graduate degree at Te Whare Wānanga o Awanuiārangi has been welcomed to the Whakatāne campus.

Students taste success at Te Matatini

25 February 2013

Outstanding results at the national kapa haka championships could spark even greater interest in a performing arts programme that has engaged hundreds of Māori students.

Australians explore arts potential

25 February 2013

Māori living in Australia may have the chance to study for a degree in Māori Performing Arts following the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding between Te Whare Wānanga o Awanuiārangi and Australia’s Charles Sturt University.

Japan’s Ainu study Māori initiatives

20 February 2013

A group of indigenous Ainu people from Japan studied education initiatives for Māori during a visit to Te Whare Wānanga o Awanuiārangi in Whakatāne.

Awanuiārangi backs Te Matatini

25 January 2013

Hundreds of students are gearing up for the world's biggest Māori performing arts celebration.

Open Day at new campus

21 January 2013

The wider public will have its first chance to view the new campus in Whakatāne on February 1.

Business leaders inspect new campus

12 December 2012

Movers and shakers of the business world took an early opportunity to inspect the new campus.

Arts students present hard-hitting drama

04 December 2012

A cutting-edge Māori performing arts degree programme is tackling the issue of youth suicide with a hard-hitting theatre work that will be performed in Tauranga tonight (December 4).

Trades students build marae shelter

21 November 2012

A community-centred trades skills programme is putting its hands-on learning approach to good use.

Awanuiārangi strengthens ties with Sámi

01 August 2012

Ties between Māori and the indigenous people of Sámiland have been strengthened with the signing of an agreement between indigenous education institutions in Whakatāne and northern Norway.

Students impress at Super 12s

31 July 2012

A group of students from Ngā Mana Whakairo a Toi ki Tāmaki (Bachelor of Māori Performing Arts in Tāmaki) has been firing up national and international interest with high-energy performances that fuse haka and dance.

Rich learning for Sami scholars

27 May 2012

Two Sámi scholars hosted by Te Whare Wānanga o Awanuiārangi are returning to Norway infinitely richer for their experiences in New Zealand.

US scholars hear unique story

25 May 2012

Te Whare Wānanga o Awanuiārangi continues to be an international drawcard for scholars and university staff visiting New Zealand.

Sweet return on first crops

24 April 2012

The first crops of kūmara and Māori potato have been lifted, cooked and eaten – and the volunteers who have manned the Awanuiārangi garden are making plans for the next round of planting.

Māori leaders launch new books

12 March 2012

Distinguished Professor Sir Sidney Moko Mead and Waiariki MP Te Ururoa Flavell have launched two new books produced by education faculty members at Te Whare Wānanga o Awanuiārangi.

Māori delegation heads to India

02 March 2012

A group of Whakatāne academics are part of a Māori delegation spending two weeks in India to enhance business, cultural and educational relations between India and New Zealand from a Māori perspective.

Students ready for first harvest

22 February 2012

Volunteers working on the traditional Māori garden at Te Whare Wānanga o Awanuiārangi are preparing for harvest.

Unique kura celebrates opening

09 February 2012

New kura Te Whata Tau o Pūtauaki celebrated its official opening in Kawerau on Tuesday, February 7 – the culmination of 16 years of planning and work.

Māori garden suffers setback

23 January 2012

The traditional Māori garden created at Te Whare Wānanga o Awanuiārangi is developing well, despite the theft of some rare potato varieties. 

Traditional gardening under spotlight

13 December 2011

The traditional Māori garden created by students and staff at Te Whare Wānanga o Awanuiārangi is almost fully planted, with seven varieties of pre-colonisation kūmara in the ground as well as the medicinal plant kumarahou, hue (gourds) and Māori corn.

Students lead Māori garden project

29 November 2011

Environmental Studies students are digging in to create a Māori garden that will use traditional methods to grow pre-colonisation foods, medicines and other crops.