The name Titahi is derived from a Ngāti Whātua chief, a visionary who prophesied the coming of European settlers and the technological advancement of the Auckland region. Titahi is also the carved tekoteko (totem) that sits at the apex of the wharenui Te Pūrengi at AUT’s Marae, Ngā Wai o Horotiu. With this connection with the Marae, Titahi represents everybody at AUT, both students and staff and by combining the two words Titahi Ki Tua, it can be translated to “AUT and beyond”. It is also deliberate that the last word when reversed is also the abbreviation, AUT.
Titahi Ki Tua (TKT) offers Māori AUT students a place where they can come together to share ideas, share identity, draw support, socialise, meet other Māori and practice culture through kapa haka, all in a marae environment.
However the main purpose of Titahi Ki Tua is to build relationships and networks amongst Māori students through kai, social activities (whatever it may be) and Culture "Te Mahi Kapa Haka"
TKT students meet at the AUT marae every Wednesday for dinner and a sleepover (optional). Dinner starts at 6pm followed by study, kapa haka or whakawhanaungatanga.
For information and registration details email firstname.lastname@example.org
Members Karetai Williams (Māori Media student) and John Pelasio (Communications student) tell us more about TKT.
Last updated: 23-Feb-2018 8.46am
The information on this page was correct at time of publication. For a comprehensive overview of AUT qualifications, please refer to the Academic Calendar.