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In 2020-21, Ako hosted a series of online webinars, Tuia Te Ako Hui Ipurangi, to replace our regular national Māori tertiary education hui.

Key Points to Note:

"Tuia ki runga, tuia ki raro, tuia ki roto, tuia ki waho - tuia te here tangata!"

Starting in November 2020, our Tuia Te Ako Hui Ipurangi series featured five interactive sessions with leading Māori in tertiary teaching and learning.

The theme for this year's online series marks 180 years since the signing of Te Tiriti o Waitangi, the founding document of our nation. By connecting tertiary education and Te Tiriti o Waitangi we can learn from the past, share current good practices, and plan for a Tiriti-led future.

About Tuia Te Ako

Tuia Te Ako – Ako Aotearoa's Māori education Hui – has been held most years since 2010. The hui is an opportunity for both Māori educators and all those interested in advancing achievement of Māori to come together to reflect on and share aspects of tertiary teaching and learning. It is a chance to discuss and share existing models of good teaching practice with a focus on assisting whānau, hapū, iwi, and Māori communities to achieve their aspirations.


Tuia Te Ako 2021 | Dr. Rhys Jones

Dr Rhys Jones (Senior Lecturer, Te Kupenga Hauora Māori, The University of Auckland) discusses the transformative work that has been done in the Faculty of Medical and Health Sciences to ensure that students understand medical health inequalities and work towards a Te Tirtiti compliant model of health provision.

  • 24 November 2020
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Tuia Te Ako 2021 | Professor Margaret Mutu

Professor Margaret Mutu discusses racism within the New Zealand tertiary education sector and how embedding the principles and values of Te Tiriti o Waitangi along with He Whakaputanga and the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples require actions that will address the current situation in order to eliminate it.

  • 24 February 2021
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Tuia Te Ako 2021 | Mamaeroa Merito and Zaine Akuhata-Huntington

Mamaeroa Merito and Zaine Akuhata-Huntington from Te Mana Ākonga review and provide updates on the four reports that were published in 2020 that summarised the impact of Covid-19 on Māori ākonga in four separate areas of tertiary education: universities, ITPs, ITOs and PTEs.

  • 1 April 2021
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Tuia Te Ako 2021 | Dr Eruera Tārena

Dr Eruera Tārena from Tokona Te Raki Futures Collective discusses Te Tiriti-led innovation and using mātauranga Māori to create a better future for all.

  • 30 June 2021
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Tuia Te Ako 2021 | Matiu Julian

Matiu Julian (Primary ITO) along with Marianne Farrell (Primary ITO) and and Tiara Ranginui (Tamaūpoko Community Trust) discusses the Tū Te Ngana Hau, their innovative project working with Māori communities to build sustainable futures through bespoke education programmes based on kaupapa Māori.

  • 16 September 2021
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Tuia Te Ako Returning in 2022

Ako Aotearoa is pleased to announce the return of our national Māori tertiary education hui – Tuia Te Ako. The hui will be held online on 7 & 8 September.

  • 14 April 2022
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