Meet our students

Find out why students and graduates with Māori backgrounds choose to study with us and what they say about their experiences.

Kellie Bennett - Bachelor of Education (Teaching) Huarahi Māori

The Huarahi Māori specialisation is allowing Kellie to develop her te reo Māori, build relationships with classmates, and fulfil her dream of becoming a teacher.

Kellie's story

Riripeti enrolled in the Doctor of Education to improve her research skills and help whānau by becoming an effective Maōri health advocate in academic settings.

Riripeti's story

Anaru is preparing to help tamariki to reach their goals in the modern world, while maintaining those values and teachings of their ancestors.

Anaru's story
Maia Hetaraka

A TeachNZ Scholarship is funding Raiha's teaching studies, allowing her to advance from a Pouawhina (support) position into the role of a Pouako (teacher).

Raiha's story
Tāmati Rākena

Of Te Rarawa and Ngāti Hine descent, Tāmati Rākena is studying Māori-medium teaching.

Tāmati's story
Maia Hetaraka

Justin-Leigh's passion for creativity, arts and helping rangatahi Māori pursue their dreams led him to a career in secondary school teaching.

Justin-Leigh's story
Maia Hetaraka

The Master of Education Practice gave Waratah the skills to reflect on her pedagogy and identify factors she can change for the betterment of all students.

Waratah's story