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The Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Māori, provides strategic advice to whakamana i Te Tiriti o Waitangi in the academic and research domains of the University


“All of our graduates are going to be better equipped to succeed in their careers if they’ve had opportunities to learn more about the Māori world, about the Māori language, about tikaka Māori and mātauraka Māori.”

Distinguished Professor Jacinta Ruru

Te Pou Koko, Māori | Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Māori


Our busy office is excited to provide strategic advice through:

  • Leading the development and implementation of the University’s Māori academic research and teaching objectives, strengthening Māori content, delivery and methodology
  • Leading and supporting Māori staff and students through new and existing networks, helping mātauraka Māori flourish and furthering places where Māori academic staff and students can be Māori
  • Developing innovative ways for all students to engage and learn about, and in, te ao Māori
  • Growing our research that engages with te ao Māori

Whakapā mai

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Distinguished Professor Jacinta Ruru

Te Pou Koko Māori


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Raukawa, Ngāti Ranginui

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Hiria Palmer

Taituarā Matua

Tel +64 3 556 6121

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Ngāi te Rangi, Ngāti Rangi, Te Atihaunui-a-Pāpārangi

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Janine Kapa

Kaitohu Matua Māori


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Kāi Tahu, Kāti Māmoe, Waitaha

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