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Kia Ū - Getting Involved

Ko koe ko au. Ko au ko koe.
You are me and I am you. Together we will be better.

Overcoming challenges and getting through the tough times is part of any journey, and we know that we’re stronger when we have good people around us.

To help you stay on track and get to where you want to go, we encourage you to do two super-important things:

  1. Connect with others on the same journey and build positive relationships with each other.
  2. Learn more about our amazing culture – knowing where we’re from and who we are is a great source of strength.

Noho Marae at Te Puna Wanaka

Here’s a list of kaupapa Māori activities throughout the year that you can get involved in to learn more and connect with others on the same journey.

  • Daily karakia and pānui – a great way to start the day
  • Weekly waiata and haka sessions – grow your confidence and connections
  • Noho Marae – a chance to stay on a marae
  • Te Wiki o Te Reo Māori – Māori Language Week celebrations
  • Matariki – Māori New Year celebrations
  • Whakatau – formal welcome ceremonies at the beginning of each semester
  • Eke Panuku & Rā Whakanui – end-of-year celebrations recognising Māori student participation and achievement
  • Māori Student hui
  • Māori Student study space
  • Opportunities for international indigenous exchanges
  • Whakatau – Formal Welcome Ceremonies at the beginning of each semester
  • Taonga tākaro – traditional Māori games
  • Te Reo me ōna tikanga – opportunities to learn about Māori language and customs

To find out when and where, download the MyAra app or simply come and ask one of our Kaitaunaki Māori Student Advisors for details.