Te Karuoterangi Tuteao

Te Karuoterangi wants to help change circumstances for the better in the best way he can for his people.

Key facts

Iwi: Waikato-Tainui
Programme: Bachelor of Arts
Majors: Politics and International Relations, Criminology

"I think Politics and Criminology attract curious minds, and it is stimulating being around passionate thinkers all day. The MĀORI 130 course was by far the most enjoyable and refreshing learning experience I have ever partaken in. It is the only institutional experience I've ever had where we were being taught from a purely Māori perspective, It was amazing to see people of every colour and creed gain so much from the course. 

"The study of human beings and our societies is so important in forming who we are as people and I think this is a strong point in the Faculty of Arts. Auckland is one of the most diverse cities on Earth and I think this is reflected in its university. As a Māori, I feel like this offered me the best chance to be myself and be respected in that. Auckland is also exciting and offers much more opportunities than the smaller cities.

The study of human beings and our societies is so important in forming who we are as people and I think this is a strong point in the Faculty of Arts.

"I am passionately interested in Aotearoa's politics and have always wanted to be involved in some way or another. This year though, I have been inspired to perhaps look at continuing to postgraduate studies and gaining further qualification so as to be of more use to my people. Basically, I just want to help change circumstances for the better in the best way I can."