Māori at AUT

AUT has a strong and important relationship with Māori, which honours the principles of the Treaty of Waitangi. This commitment is reflected in the educational, social and philosophical culture of AUT.

News from AUT’s Māori whānau

Ten new kaihoe (appointees)

Collective purpose motivates new cohort

Ten new kaihoe (appointees) have been inducted into AUT’s Eke Tangaroa Programme for early-career Māori and Pacific academics.
Pare Keiha and Noe Noe Wong-Wilson hold the MOU after both signing it at the event

Successful launch of WIPCE 2025

Te Ara Poutama: Māori and indigenous development
AUT hosted a launch event on May 9 for the World Indigenous Peoples’ Conference on Education (WIPCE) 2025.
Photographer Ans Westra

An outsider on the inside

Te Ara Poutama: Māori and indigenous development
Paul Moon explores photographer Ans Westra 'national photo album', which captures NZ's history over the past six decades.
Interns for NASA

AUT student Axl Rogers heads to NASA

Engineering, computer and mathematical sciences
He’s been a cleaner, mowed lawns and worked as a builder, but now Axl Rogers is close to completing a PhD in astrophysics and is jetting off to NASA.

Meet some of our Māori students

The gateway to AUT: our marae

Ngā Wai o Horotiu marae can be hired for community use. Located on the City Campus, it welcomes the diverse cultures at AUT.

Our marae: Ngā Wai o Horotiu

Tautoko: Support for Māori students

At AUT we offer a range of services and activities to support our Māori students during their studies.

Māori student support

Eke Tangaroa: programme for Māori and Pacific early career academics

Eke Tangaroa is a unique programme designed to increase the number of Māori and Pacific academics at AUT by appointing early career academics and supporting them to establish research-active academic careers.

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Ngā Wai o Horotiu marae is a whānau, cultural and spiritual centre, located on the City Campus
Ngā Wai o Horotiu marae is a whānau, cultural and spiritual centre, located on the City Campus
Inside AUT’s Ngā Wai o Horotiu marae
Inside AUT’s Ngā Wai o Horotiu marae
Our staff are passionate about seeing students succeed
Our staff are passionate about seeing students succeed
Students outside Ngā Wai o Horotiu marae
Students outside Ngā Wai o Horotiu marae
Te Ara Poutama’s Professor Paul Moon is widely recognised as an expert on Treaty of Waitangi related issues
Te Ara Poutama’s Professor Paul Moon is widely recognised as an expert on Te Tiriti o Waitangi related issues
 
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FIND YOUR GREATNESS

Office of Māori Advancement

The Office of Māori Advancement works closely with AUT Māori staff, students and the wider community in advising and implementing Mātauranga Māori kaupapa throughout AUT.

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AUT’s commitment to Te Tiriti o Waitangi

Te Wānanga Aronui o Tāmaki Makau Rau – AUT has undergone a transformational journey towards aligning with Te Tiriti o Waitangi. As a Crown entity, AUT has a duty to actively promote and protect Tiriti rights and develop education settings that reflect Māori-Crown relationships.

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Read more about what it’s like to study at AUT, get practical information about what to expect from university study and hear from other Māori students at AUT.

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