Story: Taupori Māori – Māori population change

Māori graduation

Māori graduation

By the early 2000s the Māori participation rate in tertiary education had risen significantly compared with previous decades. One reason for this was the opening of Māori tertiary institutes (wānanga) that taught programmes and courses in a way that better suited Māori learning styles. This is graduation day at Te Whare Wānanga o Awanuiārangi, a Māori university established in 1991 by Ngāti Awa of the Bay of Plenty.

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Te Whare Wānanga o Awanuiārangi

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Ian Pool and Tahu Kukutai, 'Taupori Māori – Māori population change - Beyond the demographic transition, 1970–21st century', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/31333/maori-graduation (accessed 9 August 2020)

Story by Ian Pool and Tahu Kukutai, published 5 May 2011, reviewed & revised 27 Sep 2018