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Tauira Maori (Coming to UOW)

Nau mai, haere mai ki Te Whare Wānanga o Otāgo ki Te Whanga-Nui-a-Tara.

Welcome to the University of Otago Wellington campus.

The University of Otago Wellington respects and recognises the Treaty of Waitangi. It has good relationships with mana whenua in our region and Māori health providers.

We also work closely with Māori staff in Capital and Coast District Health Board on shared cultural activities. Students are most welcome to join the waiata group, reo Māori lessons, Matariki celebrations, Māori language week activities, raranga classes, and tikanga training.

We aspire for our Māori students to graduate as excellent health professionals, culturally confident, politically knowledgeable, and ready for leadership positions within Māori health.

Where possible we support Māori students to find placements with Māori health providers should they wish to.

There are opportunities for summer studentships in Māori health at UOW with several research groups focused on Māori health development and equity.

Te Oranga (the Māori medical students’ association) is active at UOW.

Rhys Mulholland-Winiata provides support for Māori undergraduate students and facilitates meetings and events.

Dr Melissa Mcleod provides support for Māori postgraduate students in public health.

There are many other opportunities to participate in Māori events in the Wellington region – including events at Te Papa, the Whare Waka, the Wellington Arts Festival, Māori theatre, Ngāti Poneke, waka ama, Ataarangi reo classes, Māori music, Matariki festival, Waitangi Day events.