MAI ki Aronui AUT's branch of Te Kupenga o MAI

Logo of the network

MAI ki Aronui is the AUT branch of a national network designed to support Māori and Indigenous postgraduate students, Te Kupenga o MAI, funded by Ngā Pae o te Māramatanga.

MAI ki Aronui holds regular weekend wānanga at Ngā Wai o Horotiu marae, arranges or attends writing retreats, and sends representatives to the annual MAI conference, among other activities.

Members communicate with each other mainly through the Facebook group

Wānanga programme

Regular weekend wānanga offer students the chance to meet and network with peers, spend time writing or hear from guest speakers. Saturday is when we schedule our speakers, presentations and main kaupapa.

There are opportunities to noho (sleepover) where the marae is available from Friday evenings until Sunday afternoon, so you can dedicate the weekend to your research.

2024 wānanga dates

Semester 1

  • 1 to 3 March
  • 22 to 24 March
  • 20 April
  • 10 to 12 May
  • 24 to 26 May

Semester 2

  • 19 to 21 July
  • 10 August
  • 7 and 8 September
  • 27 to 29 September
  • 19 October

Impressions of MAI ki Aronui

Contact us

To find out more or ask about joining us, contact the MAI ki Aronui coordinators:

Māori programmes from Universities New Zealand

The Piki Ake Transition Programme and Te Kei Māori Academic Development Programme are programmes offered by Te Pōkai Tara – Universities New Zealand to support Māori postgraduate students and early career academics.

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