Nau mai, haere mai ki Te Tumu
Welcome to Te Tumu
Aoraki maunga, Aoraki tipuna e tū whakahirahira mai rā hai toka āhuru mō tō iwi, ngā uri o Tahu Pōtiki tēnā koe. Te Tai o Ara-i-te-uru e papaki ana i ngā toka tū moana o Otāgo tēnā koe. E ngā waka maha o te motu, o te Moana Nui, o te Ao, nei rā a Te Tumu hei herenga waka mō koutou katoa. Nō reira, whītikihia ngā waka, ngā tāngata kia ū, kia mau, kia ita!
Te Tumu is rapidly gaining an international reputation as one of the best places in New Zealand to learn about Māori, Pacific and Indigenous languages, cultures and societies. Our multi-cultural and multi-disciplinary staff, students, teaching and research is reflected in our name Te Tumu, a pan-Polynesian term which is often used in Māori in the phrase te tumu herenga waka – the post for tying up canoes. We liken ourselves as a foundation which staff, students and guests can anchor themselves to for the duration of their stay at the University of Otago. We hope that you, like many others who have also done, choose Te Tumu as a place to become critically aware of the world around you and gain the skills to actively participate in that world to change it for the betterment of all Māori, Pacific and Indigenous peoples.
Nā mātou o Te Tumu.