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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.