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Te Koronga was a Māori research excellence kaupapa based at the University of Otago until 2022.

Nau mai, haramai ki tēnei o ngā kaupapa, arā, ko te koronga.

Tēnei au te koronga, hihiringa nāu e Ruatau ki ēnei tauira, ki ēnei pia.

Tēnei tātou te koronga

The phrase Te Koronga is borrowed from the opening stanza of a karakia from the ancient whare wānanga Te Rawheoro used to induct students into the higher schools of learning. Te Koronga refers to the yearning for esoteric knowledge for the betterment of our world.

Moemoeā: Vision

Our vision is Mauri Ora. Mauri ora is flourishing wellness.

Kaupapa: Mission

Our kaupapa is Māori research excellence based on the aspirations of Māori communities underpinned by a Kaupapa Māori ethos.

Whakamārama o te pikitia / Description of the logo

Te Koronga without wording"Puhoro represent the flow of life and connects all of the elements together."

Keanu Townsend (Ngāti Whātua, Ngāpuhi, Ngāti Wai, Ngāti Kahu o Whangaroa) designed the Te Koronga logo. Keanu is a rangatahi (youth) Māori designer, sailor, tā moko artist and teacher.

This design embodies kaitiakitanga, Matariki, knowledge of the sky, astronomy and navigation. The mountaintops signify striving for success and reaching the summit, which also represent the three baskets of knowledge. The manaia represents guardianship of the elements for next generations. The fish scales represent the ocean. The harakeke represents the land and the unity of different iwi.

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