Ako Aotearoa leads New Zealand's tertiary sector in building educational capability for learner success.


Weaving the mat of Māori and Pacific learner success

Report on the data-informed initatives to inform Māori and Pacific student achievement project. A University of Waikato project, completed in 2022.

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Ako Aotearoa announces new Board Chair

Ako Aotearoa and host organisation Massey University Te Kunenga ki Pūrehuroa are pleased to announce the appointment of Derek McCormack to the role of Chair of the Ako Aotearoa Board.

2022 Te Whatu Kairangi Awardees

Congratulations to the 9 outstanding teachers who have received Te Whatu Kairangi 2022 – the Aotearoa Tertiary Educator Awards for their contribution to tertiary teaching and learning.

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Virginia Watson diving

Success Story

Otago dive instructor’s success with the ‘Māori Cultural Capability (MCC) Series’

It has been four months since Ako Aotearoa published its first MCC online, self-paced course. We were delighted to receive an update from participant Virginia Watson of Dive Otago on how the “Ako” course has helped her organisation become better educators for both Māori and Pākehā students. 

Carolyn Gates winner Te Whatu kairangi 2022


Veterinary educator announced as Prime Minister’s Educator of the Year for 2022

Associate Professor Carolyn Gates from Massey University was yesterday named the Prime Minister’s Educator of the Year 2022 in the online Te Whatu Kairangi | Aotearoa Tertiary Educator Awards ceremony. 

SIT Invercargill Campus achieving the DFQM


More Tertiary Education Organisations becoming dyslexia-friendly

SIT’s Invercargill campus has joined the growing ranks of organisations who have achieved the New Zealand Dyslexia-Friendly Quality Mark (DFQM).


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