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Māori Matters

“Ka mate kāinga tahi ka ora kāinga rua”

Mehemea kua hunuku koe mai i te Raki, mai i te Tai Tonga, mai i te Tai Rāwhiti,  mai i te Tai Hauāuru ki te Ūpoko o te Ika a Maui kaua e ware ake, he kainga tenei whare wananga mōu. Mehemea kua wehe atu koe mai I tōu papa kāinga,  ki te whai i te ara aka mātua ki te  whare wanaga nei he kainga rua mōu. Ahakoa  he rangatahi, he matua rānei he wahi mā ngā tauira Māori hei noho mahana i roto i te manaakitanga,  i te aroha, i te whakawhanaungatanga, i te rangimārie.

Ka tū ake a Te Kawa a Maui ki 50 Kelburn Parade, ā, koinei te wahi ka poipoi ngā mātanga o te whare wananga nei hei eke panuku ki ō moemoeā.

Ka tū ake a Te Herenga Waka ki 46 Kelburn Parade, ā , koinei te wahi ka poipoi ngā poutokomanawa i ō mahi katoa i te whare wananga.

Ka tū ake a Ngāi Taura ki 42 Kelburn Parade,a, kōinei te wahi ka poipoia ngā tauira Māori e rātou anō.

Kāti, ka tū ake a Te Pūtahi Atawhai ki Student Union building, ā, koinei te wahi ka poipoi ngā kaihauutu i ngā mahi akoranga whanui o te whare wananga nei.

“When one door closes, another door opens.”

It is important to remember, our new students of Victoria, that this is a new home for you all. Whether you’ve moved from the very East, the very West, the very North or the very South, this university is where we all come together and bond not just as students, but as Māori as well. Although you have left your homes to come here, you have entered this new house to learn, live and enjoy what we can offer here at this establishment.

Te Kawa a Māui stands at 50 Kelburn Parade. The lectures are here to nurture and encourage your academic pursuits, to reach the very best peak that you can.

Te Herenga Waka, the university marae, is located at 46 Kelburn Parade. The marae offers facilities for all tauira—a computer room, lunches and friendly staff always happy to help.

We, Ngāi Tauira, are at 42 Kelburn Parade. Here, we as Māori students support each other and ensure that university life doesn’t crush us all.

Lastly, Te Putahi Atawhai who are located in the Student Union building. Te Pūtahi Atawhai offers a safe and encouraging space for learning support services for Māori and Pacific Islander students.

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