Te Kete Tuangahuru – is our Cultural Development Service in response to education and workforce needs and desires. As experts and leaders in cultural training, we bring our reputation of quality academic delivery programmes specialising in āhuatanga, tikanga and mātauranga Māori (Māori tradition, custom and knowledge). We work in partnership to co-create and deliver bespoke professional education programmes to community, public and corporate sectors.
Story of Awanuiārangi
Message from CEO, Wiremu Doherty
Tēnei te mihi maioha atu kia koutou katoa i runga i ngā āhuatanga o te wā. Ka mihi ki o tātau mate e heke tonu nei, e heke tonu nei. Kua tangihia, kua mihia, kua poroporoakitia ratāu, no reira e ngā mate takoto mai rā, takoto mai rā i roto i ngā ringaringa o to tātau kaihanga. Ka hoki mai kia tātau te hunga ora, tēnā koutou, tēnā koutou, tēnā tātau katoa.
It is a pleasure to welcome you to Te Whare Wānanga o Awanuiārangi. You are here because you seek relevant skills, specialised knowledge and a highly-regarded credential. You want an education that equips you for the challenges you will face, that prepares you to contribute to te ao Māori, and that makes you stand out when it comes to getting a job.
Ngā korero a ngā tauira
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
Ō mātou mōhiotanga
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.
Ngā kōrero me ngā kaupapa o te wā
Launch of Te Kete TuangahuruPublished date : Thu, 21 September 2023 03:06 PM
Celebrating the official launch of Te Kete Tuangahuru, our new Cultural Development Service, which aims to embed Mātauranga Māori into professional development.