Story of Awanuiārangi
Message from CEO, Wiremu Doherty
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Our student's stories
Jasmine Pirini Bachelor of Education - Teaching Graduate
Kirimatao Ahomiro Master of Māori Studies Graduate
Raukura Edwards Bachelor of Education - Teaching Graduate
Aroha Ruha: Te Ōhanga Mataora: Bachelor of Health Sciences Māori Nursing
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Thesis on struggle and resistance
Morehu McDonald graduated with his PhD with a research focus on Māori Studies.
His thesis was entitled: Ko koutou e haere ko te ahi e kā mai nei e kore e taea te tinei: The resistance struggle and survival of the Ngāti Hinerangi hapū and iwi of Matamata and Tauranga who were labelled as 'hauhau and unsurrendered rebels and driven to the brink of cultural extinction through the process of cultural genocide by the crown and pākehā settler colonisers from the 19th - 21st century
Thesis on history of Confederated Tribes of the Chehalis Reservation
Mary du Puis graduated with her Doctor of Indigenous Development and Advancement. Her thesis is entitled "A Long Time Ago, When the Earth Was Young A History of the Confederated Tribes of the Chehalis Reservation".
Thesis on cultural practices in academic settings
Phyllis Callaghan graduated with her PhD with a research focus on education.
Her thesis was entitled "In what ways do 'Indigenous cultural practices' foster success for students in tertiary and work settings: A case study of Toi Māori, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander achievement in higher education and vocational settings?"
Thesis written in Te Reo
Hiria Hape graduated with her Doctor of Philosophy in 2016. Her thesis, written in Te Reo is entitled "Kauaka e tawhiti mai i to maunga: He tuihinga roa hei whakatutuki i nga tikanga o Te Whare Wananga o Awanuiarangi Whakatane, mo te Tohu Kairangi Matauranga"
Conversations on Mātauranga Māori
This collection of critical essays focuses on creating pathways to describe and help our understanding of mātauranga Māori. A number of our staff have contributed to this book, which is published by NZQA.
Distinguished Professor Sir Hirini Moko Mead discusses Understanding Mātauranga Māori, Professor Wiremu Doherty writes about the Ranga Framework - He Raranga Kauapapa and Professor Taiarahia Black shares his thoughts on .Mātauranga Māori, te Ariā Matua ki Te Matatini o te Rā, Tairāwhiti 2011
Enhancing Mātauranga Māori and Global Indigenous Knowledge
This publication is a collaboration of 14 Māori and international scholars and aims to create a forum for Māori and global indigenous academics to connect and support the advancement of learners interested in Māori and indigenous theories of knowledge.
If you are interested in understanding various indigenous perspectives on strengthening distinctive knowledge systems, then you will find this publication useful.
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Ancestral founding story of Whakatāne comes to lifePublished date : Thu, 29 October 2020 11:56 AM
A new virtual reality project lets users experience Whakatāne’s founding ancestral story, by virtually taking them inside the Ngāti Awa Wharenui – Mataatua. The Mataatua VR experience will remain permanently in Whakatāne, with planning underway to educate and inspire local rangatahi further so they can continue to create and tell their own stories via new mediums.
Te Whare Wānanga o Awanuiārangi award Honorary Doctorates to distinguished Māori leadersPublished date : Tue, 06 October 2020 12:02 PM
Respected Māori leaders in their fields have today been awarded Honorary Doctorates of Philosophy in Māori Development by Te Whare Wānanga o Awanuiārangi, for outstanding academic achievement, and endeavours over a lifetime.
Mataatua Virtual Reality ProjectPublished date : Mon, 19 October 2020 05:15 PM
Ancestral founding story of Whakatāne comes to life in virtual reality experience. The ‘Mataatua VR’ project launches this Thursday at a free event in Whakatāne