The core business of Te Whare Wānanga o Awanuiārangi is first-class teaching informed by quality research. But that is only the start. At the true heart of our whare wānanga is our desire to make a genuine and life-long difference for our students and the communities they come from.

Changing lives is a tall order. We are proud of our talented general and academic staff, and their collective commitment to this kaupapa.

Led by the highest number of Māori PhD-qualified academics of any tertiary institution in the country, our staff work to provide teaching and supervision of the highest standard, and their skills and credentials are supported by a genuine dedication to their students.

Awanuiārangi strives to promote Māori scholarship and academic endeavour. Targeted professional and skills development programmes for our staff are priorities, and a major focus is on providing top-level support for our academics and research teams.  Our lecturers and researchers have strong connections with their industries and professional organisations, which keeps them at the forefront of developments within their fields of interest.