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NTRCC Meeting

Venue: CFI Board room

Time: 9.00am - 11.00am

Treaty of Waitangi Meeting

Venue:  Committee Room North

               Registry Building

Time:    11.00am - 12.00midday

NTRCC Meeting

Venue: CFI Board room

Time: 9.00am - 11.00am

NTRCC Meeting

Venue: CFI Board room

Time: 9.00am - 11.00am

He Kaakano - Maaori Student Entrepreneurs!

Apply NOW!! 

This is a 4 week programme (20 November to 17 December) for Maaori students to learn business skills and gain experience in setting up a business founded on kaupapa Maaori values.

If you are:

- in your final year of study

- creative

- keen to work in a team

- entrepreneurial minded

and you don't mind a bit of competition (there's a $5000 prize for the winning team's business proposal) then apply now . 

Bonus:  Each successful student gets $400 /week for 4 weeks of the programme.

For more information, click on this link.  The Associate Dean Maaori in your Divisional Office has information as well, or ask a Departmental Kaiaawhina for assistance.

Contact: claire.porima@otago.ac.nz for an application form, or download a copy here.

The close off for applications has been extended to Monday 7 October at 5pm. 

NTRCC Meeting

Venue: CFI Board room

Time: 9.00am - 11.00am

NTRCC Meeting

Venue: CFI Board room

Time: 9.00am - 11.00am

Treaty of Waitangi Meeting

Venue:   Committee Room North

               Registry Building

Time:    11.00am - 12.00midday

NTRCC Meeting

Venue: CFI Board room

Time: 9.00am - 11.00am

OMD Deputy Director moves to School of Business

Janine Kapa has worked at the Office of Māori Development since 2005, when she was contracted to do a 'stocktake' of Māori policies, practices and strategies at Otago.  This led to the first Māori Strategic Framework (MSF) as a guiding document, and an impressive list of new projects and programmes that were rolled out throughout the University,  with the support of many staff at all three campuses. 

Janine has left the OMD to take up a new role as Associate Dean Māori in the School of Business.

Although her many colleagues are sad to see her leave her OMD role, they are equally excited that she stays in the University and will continue to contribute in such a valuable way to deepening and broadening initiatives that support iwi development and the success of Otago's staff and students.

OMD wishes her every success.

15 July 2013

Te Wiki o Te Reo Maori

Te Wiki 2013 is now ended and there were a number of events held over not one, but two weeks (the official Māori Language Week was during the semester break).

Māori Centre ran a number of events for students and staff during the week.

What is really taking off at this University, is the number of departments and divisions that are running their own Māori Language Week programmes.  This has included holding 2 or 3 hour workshops on the Treaty of Waitangi, and workshops for staff on basic language pronunciation.  At least one services division ran Māori Language MONTH!

Ask around for ideas, engage with others in your work area, or talk to the Associate Deans Māori, the departmental kaiāwhina.... or contact the Office of Māori Development.

Why wait until July next year, or limit your learning to one week of the year?  Start now.

NTRCC Meeting

Venue: CFI Board room

Time: 9.00am - 11.00am

NTRCC Meeting

Venue: CFIO Board room

Time: 9.00am - 11.00am

NTRCC Meeting

Venue: CFI Board room

Time: 9.00am - 11.00am

Treaty of Waitangi Meeting

Venue:    Committee Room North

                Registry Building

 

Time:      11.00am - 12.00midday

NTRCC Meeting

Venue: CFI Board room

Time: 9.00am - 11.00am

CAFE REO Begins Wednesday 20 March

Te 20 o Poutū-te-Rangi: 20 March 2013

 

Nau mai, haere mai.

 

It has been a fantastic challenge finding rooms to fit eveyone who is keen to come along to Cafe Reo, Wananei! 

 

We are offering two sessions:

 

Beginners Group                    Burns 1 Lecture Theatre                                 12.00noon – 12.50pm         

Beginners Group                    St David St Seminar Room                            1.00pm – 1.50pm

Conversational Group            Centre for Innovation – Board Room             12.00noon – 1.00pm

(Those who were not at the session last week: we have randomly put you into one of those sessions.On Friday 15 March we will send you an email with the session you are in.)

We have also enclosed the lesson plan for last week.  Apologies for not getting it to you in advance of the last session. 

Lesson Plan   6 March 2013

For any learning enquiries, please contact our Kaiako, Courtney, direct on : courtney.sullivan@twoa.ac.nz.

Any other organisational queries can be directed to Hinerangi:  hinerangi.nielsen@otago.ac.nz

Thanks for being patient as we sort this out: space on campus is at a premium, particularly for groups of up to 100, centrally located.

For anyone interested in studying te reo, have a look on our website for a list of language providers.  We highly recommend Te Wānanaga o Aotearoa in Macandrew Road: Courtney is one of the awesome kaiako there, and it is perfect for second language learning (we can attest to that).

 

Ngā mihi maioha (Warm regards)

 

Office of Māori Development

Cafe Reo 2013 First session: UPDATE!!

VENUE UPDATE!

The FIRST Cafe Reo session will  now be held at the College of Education Auditorium. [NOT the Centre for Innovation as previously advised].

When: Wednesday 6 March, 12 noon - 1pm

Bring: The first lesson outline will be emailed to you

News update: Due to a fantastic response, after this week, we will be mixing it up a bit, and running several classes simultaneously. This means the sessions will be kept to a smaller group where learning can be individually focused. 

Please think about whether you can come to a 12-1pm or a 1-2pm session every second Wednesday, as we will be asking you to select one of those options.

More details on Wednesday, along with an introduction to te reo Māori.  You will leave having learned some greetings and farewells, and a karakia (prayer to open and close a meeting) and a waiata (song). 

CONVERSATIONAL MĀORI: Those who opted for the conversational group should also come at 12pm, but if you can't, we will contact you separately.  The time for this group meeting may have to be changed from 1- 2pm on Wednesdays.... we will get back to you as soon as we can on this.

Queries: contact Hinerangi Nielsen at OMD  [ hinerangi.nielsen@otago.ac.nz]

NTRCC Meeting

Venue: CFI Board room

Time: 9.00am - 11.00am

Cafe Reo 2013 Starting Soon!

Kia ora!  Ngā mihi o te tau hou ki a koe!  Happy new year!


Cafe Reo will be starting again at the end of February 2013.

There will be a new format so that everyone can select language areas of interest.  You can come for the whole year, or just pick up short modules.

And there will be other small changes aimed at providing you with te reo learning opportunities.

More information will be posted soon. To register your interest, please call Hinerangi x8081

Nau mai, haere mai~ all welcome

NTRCC Meeting

Venue: CFI Boardroom

Time: 9.00am - 11.00am

Engagement with Papatipu Rūnaka/Marae

Kia ora koutou,

 

As a direct result of your commitment to meaningful engagement with local Papatipu Runaka and Marae, we have seen an increase in requests to local Runaka/Marae from University staff.

 

In order to manage and streamline this process, we now require all requests to local Runaka/Marae for Powhiri and mihimihi, including requests for Runaka involvement on Campus, to come through the Office of Māori Development. 

 

Within the Office of Māori Development the key contact person will be:

 

Hinerangi Nielsen

Kaiwhakahaere Tari

Office of Māori Development

Ph: 03 479 8081

hinerangi.nielsen@otago.ac.nz

 

Please note that the online option is also available at the following link http://maori.otago.ac.nz/reo-tikanga-treaty/mihi-whakatau

 

I will also be available to assist with Runaka/marae engagement. Please feel free to contact Hinerangi or I should you require any further information.

 

Tuari Potiki

Director - Māori Development