Story of Awanuiārangi
Message from CEO, Wiremu Doherty
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
Sharlene Peri Bachelor of Humanities Graduate
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
Ahomiro whānau makes historyPublished date : Mon, 27 May 2019 03:12 PM
It’s a day Henare (Hori) Ahomiro will never forget. A milestone, not only for Hori and his family, but a celebrated first also for Te Whare Wānanga o Awanuiārangi, from which he graduated with a Master of Indigenous Studies – because graduating alongside him in March 2019 were daughters Kirimatao, with a Master of Māori Studies, and Ruahuihui, with a Doctor of Philosophy.
Awanuiārangi graduates urged to drive changePublished date : Tue, 02 April 2019 12:00 PM
Celebrate culture, celebrate difference, celebrate diversity, celebrate resilience – and use your education to make change happen. This was the message from speaker after speaker as Te Whare Wānanga o Awanuiārangi marked the graduation of more than 3,000 students on the day of the national remembrance service for victims of the Christchurch mosque attacks.
Governor-General experiences unique educational elementsPublished date : Thu, 25 July 2019 11:05 AM
The joy of connecting to learning through Mātauranga Māori was a focus of a visit by the Governor-General, The Rt Hon Dame Patsy Reddy, to Te Whare Wānanga o Awanuiārangi last week.