Faculty of Māori & Indigenous Development - Te Ara Poutama

Te Ara Poutama, AUT's Faculty of Māori & Indigenous Development, aspires to lead the university as a faculty of excellence and innovation in teaching, research and scholarship relevant to the communities we serve.

Our qualifications are at the cutting edge and have been developed in response to the need for skilled Māori professionals in the fast-growing Māori sectors of business and media. Our range of courses give students the tools not only to succeed in Māori development, language revitalisation, Māori media and te reo Māori (the Māori language), but also in leadership, innovation and technology.

Our qualifications are flexible; they can be tailored to meet your needs. Importantly, we celebrate the values and contribution of all peoples to the future advancement of Aotearoa.

Our vision

Takakawehia te ara poutama, kia whakareia koe ki ngā tohu o te mātauranga.

Traverse pathways of learning to acquire knowledge and wisdom.

Our goal is to:

  • Promote Māori language and culture as relevant in local, national and global environments
  • Produce graduates who are culturally confident, competent and credible
  • Provide a portfolio of qualifications consistent with best-practice teaching, curriculum and research that meets the needs of our students and our communities
  • Offer an environment which is intellectually robust and physically, socially and culturally safe
  • Demonstrate integrity, openness, commitment, passion, pride, professionalism, ambition and
    innovation in all our activities
  • Act as an informed critic and conscience for the communities we serve
  • Produce quality research and scholarship for the communities we serve
  • Provide a safe environment to celebrate being Māori.

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At Te Ara Poutama, we believe in high-quality research that has impact, and have world-class researchers and research strengths:

Contact details

Phone +64 9 921 9999 ext 6600

City Campus
WB building (level 3)
Wellesley Street East
Auckland Central
Auckland 1010

New Zealand

Faculty contacts

Faculty Dean - Professor Pare Keiha

Pare Keiha

Professor Pare Keiha is the Dean of Te Ara Poutama, the Faculty for Māori and Indigenous Development. He is also the Pro-Vice Chancellor: Māori Advancement.

Read more of Pare's story.

Courses offered at Te Ara Poutama

This faculty offers a range of indigenous and Māori development programmes.

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