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Ngāi Tauira

September 25, 2017

Ngāi Tauira is a rōpu built to represent Māori students here at university. We have a rich history in Te Whanganui a Tara, and are based across the road, next to our marae Te Herenga Waka. Ngāi Tauira runs a variety of events, academic sessions, and study groups to help you with your studies, sports […]

September 18, 2017

Treaty Unrealism Being a law student for the most part means being practical. Giving legal opinions in hypothetical scenarios sounds creative, but it is confined within the boundaries of established legal precedents and statutes. There is little room for questioning those boundaries. So, as I am being taught about the place of the Treaty of […]

September 11, 2017

Tēnā koutou e te tī, e te tā Ko Dayna Eggeling tōhoku ikoa, he uri ahau nō Kāi Tahu, e mahi ana au ki Te Pūtahi Atawhai he tari mō kāi tauira Māori, kāi tauira nō Te Moana-Nui-a-Kiwa anō hoki. Kei te papa tuarua o te whare o te Uniana Tauira mātou e noho ana. […]

September 11, 2017

The kōrero of our tīpuna are recounted in many hapori across the Pacific. The importance of retelling those stories is considered a craft which we attempt to practice in every facet of our being as Māori and Pasifika people who are descended from greatness. For me, these kōrero are integral to the delivery of the […]

September 11, 2017

Kia Ora e hoa, Ngā mihi mahana kia a koutou ngā tauira, ngā kaipānui o tēnei pukapuka maheni, waihoki ngā kaitautoko o tēnei wiki, Te Wiki o Te Reo Māori! He paku kōrero tēnei hei mōhio ai te katoa ko wai mātou a Ngāi Tauira. Kia koutou, ngā tauira o te Whare Wānanga o Wikitoria, […]

September 11, 2017

He rōpū tēnei mō te hunga e aroha ana ki tēnei reo rangatira, arā, ko Te Reo Māori tērā. Ko te kaupapa nui kia hanga tētahi wāhi pai mō te iwi e pirangi ki te kōrero i te reo, ahakoa te taumata. Heoi anō, kia mōhio ai tēnei hunga ki ngā pou awhina maha mō […]

September 11, 2017

1. Nōhea rawa! — No way! 2. Ehara, ehara! — For sure! 3. I wāu nei hoki— Harden up 4. Āe mārika — Yes, indeed 5. Nā whai anō — It’s no wonder 6. Mā te aha i tēnā — That’s better than nothing 7. Kei te āhua o… — It depends on … 8. Mea rawa ake — Nek minnit 9. Kia meatia! — So […]

September 11, 2017

Ko Ahumairangi te maunga Ko Ngā Mokopuna te wharekai Ko Te Tumu Herenga Waka te wharenui Ko Te Herenga Waka te marae Ko Ngāi Māori te iwi   Ko Te Herenga Waka tō tātou marae i te whare wānanga nei. He whare wānanga i ngā kaupapa katoa o te ao e noho nei tātou, he […]

August 21, 2017

Dear Pākehā*, As a Māori student, I have and continue to participate in affirmative action programmes. Despite the awkwardness I have felt and the misplaced comments from non-Māori students who might deem affirmative action as nothing other than “special treatment,” and despite being forced by such uneducated reactions to question my own integrity and even […]