Tuia Te Ako Hui Ipurangi 2020-2021

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

Ako Aotearoa launches Tuia Te Ako Hui Ipurangi – a series of five online webinars to replace our regular national Māori tertiary hui.

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

Responding to the challenges we all currently face, our new format hui connected, and reconnected, people around key issues for Māori in tertiary education, through an online series of webinars.


The theme for this 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.

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Dr Rhys Jones
Te Kupenga Hauora Māori
The University of Auckland
24 November, 2020, 12:00-1:30pm
'Transforming health professional education to achieve a Tiriti-compliant health sector'

Professor Margaret Mutu
Professor of Māori Studies
The University of Auckland
24 February, 2021, 12:00-1:30pm
'Embedding Te Tiriti o Waitangi to address racism in the tertiary sector'

Mamaeroa Merito and Zaine Akuhata-Huntington
Co-President, Te Mana Ākonga and Professional Practice Fellow at the Kōhatu Centre for Hauora Māori, The University of Otago
1 April, 2021, 12:00-1:30pm
'Impact of Covid-19 on Māori ākonga/learners across the tertiary education sector'

Dr Eruera Tārena
Tokona Te Raki Futures Collective
30 June, 2021, 12:00-1:30pm
'Ngāti Āpōpō: How Te Tiriti-based innovation can create a better tomorrow'

Matiu Julian
Māori Engagement Manager
Primary ITO
16 September, 2021, 12:00-1:30pm
Working with Māori communities to build sustainable futures through bespoke education programmes based on Kaupapa Māori'

History of Tuia Te Ako

In August 2010, the inaugural Māori tertiary education hui, Tuia Te Ako, was held at Pipitea marae, Wellington. It was agreed that there was a need for such a gathering for Māori educators to come together to reflect on, and share, aspects of tertiary teaching and learning and that the event would be an ideal forum 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.