Story: Māori Studies – ngā tari Māori

Awanuiārangi graduates, 2014

Awanuiārangi graduates, 2014

The Education Act 1989 created a category of universities providing education in a Māori cultural context; these are called wānanga. Te Whare Wānanga o Awanuiārangi was established by Te Rūnanga o Ngāti Awa (the Ngāti Awa tribal authority) in 1991, and it officially became a wānanga (university) in 1997. This photo shows 2014 graduates of the wānanga's bachelor of Māori performing arts – nga mana whakairo a toi – (from left) Emily Wikingi with daughter Rerekohu, Shayla Kora, Acushla O'Carroll and Tumarangai Sciascia. All four were members of the Hawke's Bay kapa haka group Tamatea Arikinui.

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Ranginui Walker, 'Māori Studies – ngā tari Māori - Teachers’ colleges and wānanga', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 6 December 2023)

Story by Ranginui Walker, published 22 Oct 2014