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The Political Special

The month of September is a collaboration with MASS (Maori Association of Social Science)

This weeks' seminar is as follows:

Roundtable discussion with Maria Bargh, Veronica Tawhai and Dominic O'Sullivan

The Political Special

Wednesday, 21 September

12.00pm - 1.00pm

Teaching Facilities, South West Corner
Information Services Building Cnr Albany & Cumberland Streets

You will be able to watch the seminar recording, by clicking this link:
View Presentation at 12.00pm, Wednesday 21 September 2011.
You can view previous seminars from the MANU AO website on: www.manu-ao.ac.nz under the seminars section.


Please do not hesitate to disseminate this panui to your contacts and networks.

Mana Pounamu Young Achiever Awards 28 October 2011

Please feel free to contact the following people for further information:

Angelina Kiore       angelina.kiore@minedu.govt.nz (03) 4715230

Marlene McDonald Marlene.McDonald@op.ac.nz 0800 762 786

Frank Edwards      frank.edwards@otago.ac.nz (03) 479 8505

Please send all correspondence to mana.pounamu@gmail.com

Important Dates

Nominations due Wednesday 5th October 2011

Mana Pounamu Awards Ceremony Friday 28th October 2011

Event Venue

University of Otago College of Education Auditorium - 145 Union Street East

Please download application form here

Graduation - All disciplines

The Office of Māori Development would like to congratulate all studentsgraduating today.

Introduction to the Treaty of Waitangi, 21 Sept

This seminar focuses on gaining a better understanding and acceptance of the Treaty of Waitangi.

Led by Mark Brunton (Office of Māori Development, Facilitator Research Māori) you will be introduced to the historical context in which the Treaty was signed.  A must for all New Zealanders and visitors wanting to understand the document that underpins our constitutional obligations and what this means to us as a nation.

Wednesday, 21 September, 12noon to 2pm, HEDC Seminar Room.

Advanced Treaty of Waitangi, 22 Sept

This seminar examines the Treaty in contemporary New Zealand and provides practical steps to integrate the principles into a working environment.


Thursday, 22 September, 12noon -  2pm, HEDC Seminar Room.

Cafe Reo Beginners Session

Cafe Reo for Beginners : it is never too late to start, or to refresh what you know already.  In a supportive small group environment, everyone learns from each other with the guidance of our kaiako, Paia.

Te Tumu Dining Room, 1.30-2.30pm every second Monday.

For more information, contact Miriam Keane, Office of Māori Development, ext 8081, or


Māori Culture Workshop, 20 September

Nau mai, haere mai, tauti mai!

Mark Brunton, Facilitator Research Māori, will provide an introduction to the basic principles which underlie etiquette in a Māori setting, with special consideration on how this can be applied in the University.

Organised through HEDC, this is an essential workshop for all staff to learn or to brush up on 'things Māori' in order to live in the flow of being New Zealanders with a vibrant, unique, living culture.

Tuesday, 20 September, 1pm to 3pm, HEDC Seminar Room.

New OMD Appointment

Our new Office Administrator started in the office at the end of July: we welcome Hinerangi Nielsen into her role, and we are all looking forward to working with her.  Hinerangi has, for the past two years, been the Site Coordinator at Te Whare Wānanga o Aotearoa here in Otepoti.

Hinerangi replaces Miriam Keane, but we are not losing Miriam: she will be working part-time as the Coordinator, Te Poutama Māori, as well as helping with other projects as they arise.


Cafe Reo Beginners Session

Cafe Reo Beginners Session - Te Tumu Dining Room - 1.30-2.30pm

For more information contact : Miriam Keane, Office of Maori Development - miriam.keane@otago.ac.nz or 8081

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