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 features five interactive sessions with leading Māori in tertiary teaching and learning.

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

Our Tuia Te Ako Hui Ipurangi series welcomes everyone

We welcome anyone interested in supporting tertiary Māori teaching and learning success to join us for these topical 1.5 hour online interactive sessions. Whether you are Māori or non-Māori, and whether you are based in workplace learning or a tertiary education organisation, you will find the presentations insightful and empowering.


All sessions run from 12:00-1:30pm

Please note that registrations for each session close at 4:00pm the night before.


$25+GST per session 


The theme for our new 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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Upcoming Speakers

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'

Previous Speakers

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'

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.