He honore he kororia ki te Atua,
He maungarongo ki te whenua,
He whakaaro pai ki nga tangata katoa.
He mihi tēnei ki a Te Atiawa, ki a Ngāti Toarangatira, otirā ki ngā iwi o te motu e noho mai nei i roto i te rohe o Te Upoko o te Ika.
Nau mai, haere mai ki te whārangi ipurangi e pā ana ki ngā mea Māori ki Te Whare Wānanga o Otago ki Pōneke.
Welcome to the University of Otago Wellington Māori webpage. The University of Otago aims to be a vibrant contributor to Māori development and the realisation of Māori aspirations.
These webpages are designed to support our teaching, research, and service, to contribute to Māori development both locally and nationally.
For further information please contact Bridget Robson, Associate Dean (Māori), University of Otago, Wellington:
Te Iti Kahurangi, our kākahu
Whāia te iti kahurangi, ki te tuohu koe, me he maunga teitei.
Seek ye the greatest treasures of your heart; should you falter, let it be only be to a lofty mountain.
The bestowing of Te Iti Kahurangi, our kākahu, is the recognition of excellence in leadership and perseverance in raising the level of commitment and achievement in others. The name Te Iti Kahurangi resonates with our university motto ‘sapere aude’ dare to be wise and embodies the whakatauki of the University of Otago. The kākahu represents the historic story of the 19th century journey taken by the mana whenua of Pōneke Wellington. The three iwi – Ngāti Toa, Ngāti Raukawa and Te Āti Awa – encountered great challenges and many obstacles on their pilgrimage from Kāwhia and Taranaki to Wellington.
Kākahu designer and creator – Kohai Grace: Te Āti Awa, Ngāti Porou, and Ngāti Toa Rangatira.