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Te Tumu News and events

Rewi ready for step up

Thursday, 18 October 2018

The newest co-chair of the University of Otago’s Māori academic staff network says she is excited to step up and help steer the group into its second decade.

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Bird eyes indigenous connections in Chile

Wednesday, 17 October 2018

A University of Otago tauira selected for a delegation to Chile is hoping to build lifelong connections and highlight the benefits of speaking Te Reo Maori.

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Māori research leader among Otago’s new professors

Monday, 18 December 2017

Associate Professor Merata Kawharu is one of 23 academics promoted to the position of Professor across Otago’s Dunedin, Christchurch, and Wellington campuses, taking effect from 1 February 2018; a further 41 academics are being promoted to Associate Professor level.

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E haka! E poi!

Wednesday, 8 June 2016

The annual He Pō Whakangahau concert - held last week at the College of Education Auditorium - showcases what students have learned throughout the semester in MAOR 108 Waiata: Te Tīmatanga, and MAOR 308 Ngā Hakinakina a te Māori.

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He Toki Reo Māori language initiative launched

Wednesday, 16 March 2016

Meaning both “follow me and succeed” and “there is strength in unity”, the Maori proverb Nōku te korikori represents the ethos behind a new Māori language initiative launched this week.

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Arapaki He Ara Tika

Wednesday, 7 October 2015

MAOR202 - Māori & Tikanga students conducted research projects that developed tikanga-informed strategies to reduce alcohol harm in conjunction with the NZ Police.

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Award-winning Otago teacher first to wear korowai

Friday, 7 August 2015

Otago’s Dr Karyn Paringatai is the first caretaker of an exquisite muka korowai, created by Te Atiawa weaving expert Veranoa Hetet for the winner of the annual Prime Minister’s Supreme Award for Tertiary Teaching Excellence.

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Te Tumu and the Māori Centre celebrate 25 years

Friday, 29 May 2015

This week’s 25th anniversary of Te Tumu: School of Māori, Pacific and Indigenous Studies and Te Huka Mātauraka/Māori Centre is an opportunity to pay tribute to those who have helped make Otago a leading University in all things Māori over the past two-and-a-half decades.

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Te Kura Roa: Minority Language & Dialect Conference

Thursday, 16 April 2015

The "Te Kura Roa – Minority Language & Dialect Conference" drew together a range of national and international speakers who have devoted their personal and academic lives to understanding the value of minority (regional) languages.

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Otago develops new Māori language App

Thursday, 13 November 2014

A University of Otago research project to find out how Dunedin families pass on Māori to their children has led to the development of an innovative new Māori Language App, called Aki.

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Photos embrace #50kupumoments

Tuesday, 22 July 2014

A photo inspired by the word “āpōpō” (tomorrow) has won Volunteer Centre Coordinator Sze-En Lau the staff award in the University’s #50kupumoments photo competition as Te Wiki o Te Reo Māori (Māori Language Week) kicks off on campus.

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Get inspired by Māori kupu

Thursday, 10 July 2014

A photo competition that asks Otago staff and students to be inspired by any of the 50 kupu (words) on a list released by the Māori Language Commission is already drawing some creative interpretations.

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Otago academic wins top NZ teaching award

Tuesday, 1 July 2014

Tonight the Prime Minister presented his 2014 Supreme Award for Tertiary Teaching Excellence to Dr Karyn Paringatai, lecturer at Te Tumu – School of Māori, Pacific and Indigenous Studies.

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