Te Ara Poutama: Māori and indigenous development news

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Christchurch

15 Mar, 2019

Professor Paul Moon

New book to profile Busby

Te Ara Poutama: Māori and indigenous development
11 Feb, 2019

Seddon Memorial Technical College reunion

Celebrating AUT through the years

21 Jan, 2019

Over 50 of our oldest alumni came together for the 2018 Seddon Memorial Technical College reunion hosted by the alumni office.

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The renaissance of te reo Māori

Te Ara Poutama: Māori and indigenous development
21 Sep, 2018

Prestigious scholarship for AUT alumna

Prestigious scholarship for AUT alumna

Te Ara Poutama: Māori and indigenous development
06 Jul, 2018

Master of Arts alumna Melissa Derby, of Ngāti Ranginui descent, has been awarded a Fulbright-Ngā Pae o Te Māramatanga Graduate Award.

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Law student’s Borrin Foundation support

13 Apr, 2018

The research grant will fund a research internship investigating how cultural information can improve outcomes for Māori in the justice system.

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Journalism award for Māori media grad

Te Ara Poutama: Māori and indigenous development
11 Apr, 2018

Te Karere reporter Te Okiwa McLean of Ngāi Tūhoe has won a Broadcast Media Award at the 2018 New Zealand Respiratory Awards.

Māori media grad lands US internship

Māori media grad lands US internship

Te Ara Poutama: Māori and indigenous development
16 Feb, 2018

AUT Bachelor of Māori Development alumna Matilda Poasa was selected from more than 250 applicants to intern at the Sundance Institute in Los Angeles.

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AUT awards top accolade to New Zealand historian who continues to innovate with new online paper on the Holocaust

Te Ara Poutama: Māori and indigenous development
20 Oct, 2017

One of New Zealand’s best-selling and most-respected historians, Professor Paul Moon, was last night acknowledged for his contributions as a researcher, academic and teacher. The AUT Excellence Awards recognise and celebrate excellence in the university’s community. Professor Moon was awarded the top accolade - the AUT University Medal - for sustained and exceptional academic achievement.

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Indigenous storytelling and the screen

Te Ara Poutama: Māori and indigenous development
13 Oct, 2017

Indigenous storytellers gathered at AUT for the Ngā Aho Whakaari (Māori in Screen Production) Hui ā Tau – a weekend for industry, scholars and students to share knowledge.

Mysterious Victoria Cross decision unearthed

Mysterious Victoria Cross decision unearthed

Te Ara Poutama: Māori and indigenous development
26 Sep, 2017

To be recommended for a Victoria Cross for bravery is an achievement reserved for few but to never have been awarded it, even after extraordinary documented bravery, is a mystery that AUT’s Professor Paul Moon has solved in his latest book about Lance Sergeant Haane Manahi.

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Sleeps Standing (Moetū)

Te Ara Poutama: Māori and indigenous development
18 Sep, 2017

Hemi Kelly, a licensed translator and full-time lecturer at Te Ara Poutama, was given the privilege and challenge of translating Witi Ihimaera’s latest novel into te reo Māori.

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Māori and Pacific Early Career Academic Programme

Te Ara Poutama: Māori and indigenous development
30 Aug, 2017

A new generation of Māori and Pacific lecturers is taking up residence at Auckland University of Technology (AUT).

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AUT launches APP LAB

Te Ara Poutama: Māori and indigenous development
06 Jun, 2017

AUT celebrated the official launch of the APP LAB – a cross disciplinary group of staff and students exploring new ways of learning through technology and new media.

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New Zealand’s first chartered bilingual Māori/English Toastmasters club

Te Ara Poutama: Māori and indigenous development
30 May, 2017

Tōhī Toastmasters at Auckland University of Technology (AUT) is celebrating its newfound status as New Zealand’s first chartered bilingual Te Reo Māori/English Toastmasters club.

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Pop-up survey shows that Te Reo Māori should be compulsory in primary schools

Te Ara Poutama: Māori and indigenous development
28 Feb, 2017

A new online survey by Te Ipukarea, The National Māori Language Institute at Auckland University of Technology (AUT), confirms that attitudes towards Te Reo Māori are changing.

AUT finalists named in the New Zealand Innovation Awards 2016

AUT finalists named in the New Zealand Innovation Awards 2016

23 Sep, 2016

AUT has bagged three nominations at this year’s Innovation Awards.

New Zealand SKA Alliance Big Data Challenges led by AUT and NZA has been named a finalist in the Innovation Excellence in Research and Young New Zealand Innovator category.

Ka Haka: Empowering Māori and Indigenous performance

Ka Haka: Empowering Māori and Indigenous performance

Te Ara Poutama: Māori and indigenous development
16 Sep, 2016

Ka Haka: Empowering Performance, New Zealand’s first Māori and Indigenous performance studies symposium was held on Ngā Wai o Horotiu Marae at Auckland University of Technology (AUT) on September 8-9.

New Zealand’s next great Māori storytellers

New Zealand’s next great Māori storytellers

Te Ara Poutama: Māori and indigenous development
02 Sep, 2016

The fledgling authors of three short stories – featuring a trip to the moon, a dream come true and the confronting realities of life – took top honours at this year’s He Huatau Auaha Te Reo Māori Creative Writing Competition.

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Te reo Māori and the arts

Te Ara Poutama: Māori and indigenous development
07 Jul, 2016

Award-winning play, Purapurawhetū, will be performed for the first time in te reo Māori at two Auckland playhouses; Te Pou Theatre (6-9 July) and The Herald Theatre (13-16 July).

Karakia in schools under threat from court action, says academic

Karakia in schools under threat from court action, says academic

Te Ara Poutama: Māori and indigenous development
04 May, 2016

Dr Paul Moon, Professor of History at Te Ara Poutama – AUT’s Faculty of Māori and Indigenous Development – says that a recent failed court action to ban Bible lessons from schools will not be the last attempt to remove religious instruction from the country’s state schools - and it puts karakia under threat as well.

He pukapuka hou e whakaatu mai ana i te whakahemohemotanga o te reo Māori (New book charts the near-demise of te reo Māori)

He pukapuka hou e whakaatu mai ana i te whakahemohemotanga o te reo Māori (New book charts the near-demise of te reo Māori)

Te Ara Poutama: Māori and indigenous development
05 Apr, 2016

Hei tērā wiki puta mai ai tētahi pukapuka hou e titiro ana ki te whakahemohemotanga o te reo Māori i te rautau 19, ka kitea iho e ōna kaipānui te whakamārama mō ngā tini āhuatanga i tata ngaro ai i te mata o te arero te reo taketake o Aotearoa.

He whakataetae tuhituhi hei whakatenatena i ngā ākonga ki te tuhi ki te reo Māori

He whakataetae tuhituhi hei whakatenatena i ngā ākonga ki te tuhi ki te reo Māori

Te Ara Poutama: Māori and indigenous development
01 Apr, 2016

Kua tuwhera ngā kūaha o te whakataetae tuhi kōrero poto e kīia ana ko He Huatau Auaha. Kua puta te karanga ki ngā tamariki me ngā rangatahi ki te whakaputa i ō rātou whakaaro ki roto tonu i te reo Māori, he kaupapa i whakaarahia ake hei whakapakari i te reo Māori i waenganui i tēnei hunga, puta noa i Aotearoa.

Hertz Memorial scholarship leads to life changing experience for AUT Māori students

Hertz Memorial scholarship leads to life changing experience for AUT Māori students

Te Ara Poutama: Māori and indigenous development
31 Mar, 2016

A memorial scholarship to remember former 2degrees CEO Eric Hertz, and his wife Kathy Hertz, has led to a life changing overseas exchange experience for AUT Bachelor of Business students Jessica Hibbert and Cambell Te-Paa.

AUT South Campus to host more Te Reo Māori classes

AUT South Campus to host more Te Reo Māori classes

Te Ara Poutama: Māori and indigenous development
05 Jan, 2016

AUT’s Faculty of Māori and Indigenous Development - Te Ara Poutama – has expanded its te reo Māori offering at the AUT South Campus in Manukau for 2016.

Along with the Introduction to Conversational Māori classes held during the summer school period and in semester two, the Te Kākano Māori Language 1 and 2 classes are open to anyone wanting to pick up basic oral and written proficiency of the language.

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Gifting the spirit of Christmas 100 years ago

Te Ara Poutama: Māori and indigenous development
18 Dec, 2015

AUT historian Paul Moon digs into the Christmas gifting habits of Kiwis in 1915. How much has changed?

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App to help keep Cook Islands languages alive

Te Ara Poutama: Māori and indigenous development
28 Oct, 2015

Learning the basics of the Cook Islands languages has become easier with the development of the Cook Islands Dictionary app for smartphones and tablets.

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AUT International Whānau Council expand into USA

Te Ara Poutama: Māori and indigenous development
02 Sep, 2015

AUT’s International Whānau Council will this year make it to Vermont in the USA for the first time following a special grant by Education New Zealand’s International Education Growth Fund.

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AUT celebrates Māori success with AUTAIA - Māori open day

Te Ara Poutama: Māori and indigenous development
14 Aug, 2015

AUT will open its city campus on 9 September 2015 for AUTAIA, a celebration of Māori success at AUT.

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AUT investigates motivations for second language learning

Te Ara Poutama: Māori and indigenous development
31 Jul, 2015

A team of language experts from Te Ipukarea, the National Māori Language Institute at Auckland University of Technology (AUT), are conducting a usage survey of Te Aka, the online Māori-English Dictionary and Index, in a bid to better understand how the Māori language is valued, by whom, and what the socio-cultural motivations for second language acquisition are.

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Opinion: Let all who can speak te reo Māori, take the language into our digital spaces

Te Ara Poutama: Māori and indigenous development
24 Jul, 2015

The last 30 years has seen a big push to create a critical mass of new speakers of te reo Māori, but that’s not enough, says Dr Dean Mahuta, a te reo Māori language expert in AUT’s Faculty of Māori and Indigenous Development – Te Ara Poutama. We need to extend this knowledge into our digital spaces.

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Breaking down New Zealand history across disciplines: AUT History Winter Public Lecture Series 2015

Te Ara Poutama: Māori and indigenous development
01 Jul, 2015

We know that the history of New Zealand dates back to at least 700 years, when it was discovered and settled by Polynesian peoples. And we know that in 1642, the first European explorer, Abel Tasman, sighted New Zealand.

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Zero fees te reo Māori classes at AUT South Campus

Te Ara Poutama: Māori and indigenous development
05 Jun, 2015

AUT’s Faculty of Māori and Indigenous Development - Te Ara Poutama - will be offering zero fees te reo classes at its South Campus in Manukau starting July 2015.

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AUT senior lecturer honoured for excellence in tribal and business endeavors

Te Ara Poutama: Māori and indigenous development
15 May, 2015

Auckland University of Technology senior lecturer Ella Henry was proudly awarded the Dame Mira Szaszy Maori Alumni Award by the University of Auckland Business School recently.

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AUT public lecture: Professor Emeritus Bernard Spolsky hails te reo Māori as ‘model of language management’

Te Ara Poutama: Māori and indigenous development
13 May, 2015

Distinguished linguist Professor Emeritus Bernard Spolsky hailed the Māori language regeneration as a model of language management at a public lecture hosted by AUT University’s Te Ipukarea and Te Whare o Rongomaurikura, the International Centre for Language Revitalisation.

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Knowledge sharing enables indigenous language and cultural revival

Te Ara Poutama: Māori and indigenous development
02 Apr, 2015

The need for support from the ‘critical mass’ to realise full indigenous language revitalisation, was a key point raised at a recent cultural summit organised by AUT University’s Faculty of Māori and Indigenous Development/Te Ara Poutama  and Te Ipukarea, AUT’s National Māori Language Institute.

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Digital technology lowers cost of Māori language learning

Te Ara Poutama: Māori and indigenous development
10 Mar, 2015

Māori language learners will benefit from more affordable and increased digital learning support thanks to the further development of AUT University’s Te Whanake app series for Apple iPads and Android tablets.

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Discovery and exploration of New Zealand told through braille: Paul Moon’s The Voyagers

Te Ara Poutama: Māori and indigenous development
24 Feb, 2015

History lovers who are blind or have low vision will have another book to add to their list with the introduction of AUT University Professor Paul Moon’s book, The Voyagers, to the Blind Foundation’s braille library this month.

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Hawai’i and New Zealand universities championing revitalisation of indigenous languages

18 Dec, 2014

A Hawaiian Language Studies expert from the University of Hawai’i West O’ahu has given AUT University a thumbs up for its work in promoting the revitalisation of te reo Māori.

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Mentoring programme helps boost Hato Petera students’ academic success

10 Dec, 2014

A unique mentoring programme run by AUT University students and Hato Petera College on Auckland’s North Shore is helping raise the achievement levels of the College’s NCEA cohort.

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Te Ipukarea book scoops higher education prize at CLNZ Publishing Awards

Te Ara Poutama: Māori and indigenous development
18 Nov, 2014

A book on the Māori performing arts has earned AUT University’s National Māori Language Institute, Te Ipukarea, a first-time win in the Copyright Licensing New Zealand (CLNZ) Publishing Awards

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Celebrating success for He Huatau Auaha: National Creative Writing Competition 2014

Te Ara Poutama: Māori and indigenous development
06 Oct, 2014

This year’s He Huatau Auaha, Te Ipukarea’s biennial National creative Writing Competition, has been deemed an overwhelming success, with more than 70 entries in three categories from 14 schools across New Zealand.

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Ki-o-rahi tournament celebrates Matariki

Te Ara Poutama: Māori and indigenous development
04 Jul, 2014

To celebrate the start of Matariki, AUT’s Maori Students Association (Titahi Ki Tua) held a Ki-O-Rahi tournament at its North Shore Campus recently.

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AUT University Professor selected to give exclusive Vaughan Park Sir Paul Reeves Memorial Lecture

Te Ara Poutama: Māori and indigenous development
03 Jul, 2014

AUT University Professor Paul Moon has been selected as the exclusive speaker at this year’s Vaughan Park Sir Paul Reeves Memorial Lecture.

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AUT University professor finalist in prestigious Australasian book prize

Te Ara Poutama: Māori and indigenous development
24 Jun, 2014

AUT University’s Professor Paul Moon has been selected as a finalist in the 2014 Ernest Scott Prize – one of only four historians in Australasia in the running for the illustrious literary award.

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Digital learning app Te Whanake to make Maori language education accessible anywhere, anytime

Te Ara Poutama: Māori and indigenous development
07 May, 2014

A new digital learning app for Maori language could contribute to the growing number of te reo speakers in New Zealand.

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Cultural exchange a great experience for students

Te Ara Poutama: Māori and indigenous development
12 Feb, 2014

A group of AUT University students and staff members were lucky enough to travel to Taiwan at the end of last year for a film and cultural exchange, learning about the Taiwanese culture and sharing their Māori heritage and traditions too.

Students to learn about Taiwan and Māori cultures

Students to learn about Taiwan and Māori cultures

Te Ara Poutama: Māori and indigenous development
02 Dec, 2013

For the next few weeks six AUT University students have the chance to explore the similarities and differences between Māori and Taiwanese cultures in Taiwan, with the Atayal Organisation.

AUT Marae turns 16

AUT Marae turns 16

Te Ara Poutama: Māori and indigenous development
22 Oct, 2013

Music, art and celebration were the name of the game at the Nga Wai O Horotiu Marae 16th birthday last week.

Live performances, AUT student work, expo stalls and kai (food) kept the 250 attendees, including Vice Chancellor Derek McCormack, Te Ara Poutama Dean Pare Keiha and Dr Pita Sharples, busy.

AUT student to represent New Zealand youth at APEC

AUT student to represent New Zealand youth at APEC

Te Ara Poutama: Māori and indigenous development
03 Oct, 2013

AUT student, Jordan Grey, has a desire to help shape what the world will look like; especially for young Maori. Jordan is one of only three New Zealanders going to the APEC Voices of the Future 2013 conference in Bali this week.

Māori language and culture celebrated in the USA

Māori language and culture celebrated in the USA

Te Ara Poutama: Māori and indigenous development
28 Aug, 2013

Te Ipukarea – The National Māori Language Institute and Te Whare o Rongomaurikura – The International Centre for Language Revitalisation (the Centre) co-hosted the Māori Language Revitalisation in Aotearoa/New Zealand Symposium as a side event of Washington DC based Smithsonian Institutes One World, Many Voices: Endangered Languages and Cultural Heritage Folklife Festival in early July.

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Free te reo with AUT

Te Ara Poutama: Māori and indigenous development
02 Jul, 2013

AUT University is committed to building an inclusive Aotearoa, and in recognition of the value of te reo Māori, the university offers Māori language courses with no tuition fees.

Stars come out for Matariki

Stars come out for Matariki

Te Ara Poutama: Māori and indigenous development
25 Jun, 2013

Collaboration, conversation and performance will light up campus when AUT hosts Matariki celebrations.

AUT Faculty of Business and Law will host an opening event Whakapuawai 2013 on Saturday 22 June 6pm-9pm in association with Matariki Festival Trust, 2degrees and Te Puni Korkiri.

Māori share their culture and heritage with the USA

Māori share their culture and heritage with the USA

Te Ara Poutama: Māori and indigenous development
17 Jun, 2013

Washington DC will have a Māori element next month thanks to AUT University’s Te Ipuakarea -The National Māori Language Institute and the Smithsonian Institution.

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Making Global Links

Te Ara Poutama: Māori and indigenous development
03 Dec, 2012

A unique and distinctly Māori team building experience was had by international company GlobalLinks when they were hosted by AUT University at the Ngā Wai o Horotiu Marae this week.

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PhD graduate wins Maori Excellence award

Te Ara Poutama: Māori and indigenous development
09 Apr, 2012

An AUT PhD graduate was recognised on Friday at the Te Amorangi National Māori Academic Excellence Awards.

Peter Maulder, Ngati Kahungunu and Ngati Pahauwera, was the recipient of one of these awards, having graduated from AUT at the end of 2011. He completed his research by answering the question 'What is the role of joint coupling variability and joint stiffness in lower limb injury'.

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Shoot the messenger

Te Ara Poutama: Māori and indigenous development
29 Feb, 2012

A controversial book about a report into the reconstruction of the Nuku'alofa Central Business District in Tonga has been launched at AUT University.

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The book’s author, Dr Teena Brown Pulu, is a lecturer at AUT and launched the book, ‘Shoot the Messenger’ at the Manukau Campus on Monday night.

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Carving it up for Pasifika Festival

Te Ara Poutama: Māori and indigenous development
21 Feb, 2012

The public is cordially invited to the 2012 Pasifika Festival preview at AUT University’s Manukau campus on Saturday, 25 February from 12.30pm.

Please join us for this festive occasion as we host three celebrated master carvers, and local emerging artists from the Manukau region, as they create ‘anchor stone’ carvings as part of AUT’s ongoing partnership with the Pasifika Festival.

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AUT University’s international connection crosses the South Pacific Ocean

Te Ara Poutama: Māori and indigenous development
27 May, 2011

AUT University has opened a special connection across the South Pacific, signing an agreement to collaborate with the University of Hawai’i (UHM), at Mānoa, in Hawai’i.

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AUT launches international centre for language revitalisation in the USA

25 May, 2011

This week AUT University academics launched the International Centre for Language Revitalisation at the United Nations, in New York City - a centre which could breathe life into many of the world’s endangered languages.

Minister impressed with Maori Social Science agenda

Minister impressed with Maori Social Science agenda

08 Dec, 2010

A speech from Maori Party Co-Leader, the Hon Tariana Turia, to open the Maori Association of Social Science (MASS) conference, suggested there was a fascinating array of topics close to the hearts of Maori social scientists.

Doing business the Maori way

Doing business the Maori way

Te Ara Poutama: Māori and indigenous development
08 Oct, 2010

The Maori way of doing business is setting an example for the rest of the world to follow.

A lifetime of working recognised

A lifetime of working recognised

Te Ara Poutama: Māori and indigenous development
16 Jun, 2010

AUT University’s own Professor John Moorfield was recognised for his work in this year’s Queen’s Birthday Honours list.