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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.