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Ngāi Tauira

March 18, 2019

By Nā Pounamu Tipiwai Chambers Te Herenga waka I E! Ko Te Herenga Waka taku tai tuarā, taku whakaruruhau. Tīhei Te Herenga Waka!   Our marae is more than just a building, it is a representation of what a ‘home’ should be. It is a support network, a connection to our people, and a place to […]

March 11, 2019

Ngā hoa, ngā whānau Aunty Laura—“University is about making lifelong friends” People come in and out of our lives all the time, but those connections close enough to become whānau are made by those who leave an impact long after they’ve left. If there is anything that I’ve learnt about whānau, it is that they […]

February 25, 2019

“Whaia te iti kahurangi, ki te tuohu koe me he maunga teitei”     Kia ora e te whānau and welcome to our university: Te Whare Wānanga o te Ūpoko o te Ika a Māui.   This new and unfamiliar wāhi that you have arrived at will soon become your home, just as it has […]

October 15, 2018

Tēnā tātau, It’s your sis Geo, and as y’all should already know, last week was Mental Health Awareness Week, so I thought it would be fitting to write about thoughts I had during a mental health hui a couple weeks back with Green Party MP Chloe Swarbrick. Let’s just say that upon arriving, my first […]

October 1, 2018

As most of you probably know a couple of weeks ago was Te Wiki o te Reo Māori. One of the events we held was our annual taupatupatu at Te Herenga Waka marae. This year we had two debates — one te Reo and one English, tauira vs pūkenga. The tauira took out the English […]

September 24, 2018

Many tauira Māori feel the pressures of what it means to be the first in their whānau to attend university. What it feels to have the weight of our tīpuna on our shoulders. And the inherent pressure to succeed that comes with that. Drop-out rates for Māori students in tertiary education are still disproportionately high. One reason […]

September 17, 2018

Kia ora e te whānau, tuatahi, ngā mihi ki nga kaimahi katoa o te ao mārama mo tā koutou mahi i tērā wiki. Anei tētahi ruri nā Lea Rust − ko te hauora hinengaro te kaupapa. Maiea te raru o te Hauora hinengaro me te whakamomori mō ngā tauira Māori i ngā wiki kua taha. […]

August 20, 2018

As we all know by now Victoria may be having a name change in the very near future. So let this column be an approval for this change. There are many historically despised people whose names are used to officiate buildings, fields, nature reserves, landmarks etc. Arguably one of the most striking for Māori would […]

August 13, 2018

Te Herenga Waka Being Māori at university is not easy. You go to your classes, your tutorials, do your assignments, get graded. You are judged by the words you put on the paper, and then branded with a letter. You’re respected as an individual, not as a culmination and representation of your whānau, your marae, […]