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Tuia Te Ako 2018

Event Details

Wednesday 1st – Friday 3rd August 2018 

Vodafone Events Centre, Manukau




$250 (Early Bird and Learner/Apprentice) or $300 (General Admission) Register

Ako Aotearoa's Māori Education Hui is co-hosted this year by New Zealand’s 11 Industry Training Organisations represented by Te Rautaki Whakarōpū Māori of the Industry Training Federation.  

The event has broadened to attract Māori and non-Māori educationalists, teachers, lecturers, pastoral carers, policy & programme developers, researchers, training practitioners throughout New Zealand and all people interested in advancing achievement of Māori.

Tuia Te Ako 2018 also invites tauira Māori, job seekers, prospective students, tertiary education institutions, employers and community groups from across the South Auckland region and beyond to meet with Māori role models, business people, employers, employees, trainers, tutors as well as apprentices and other learners. We believe that this will be a prime opportunity to inspire our rangatahi to aspire to become a skilled and employed tradesperson, ultimately becoming employers and business people themselves.

Hon Minister Willie Jackson will present at Tuia Te Ako 2018 along with nearly 20 engaging speakers from across Aotearoa who will discuss mahi from industry, education, iwi and community. In addition, interactive workshops will be run throughout the event by the 11 industry training organisations.

Overarching theme

The key theme for Tuia Te Ako 2018 is: Ararau – Vocational Pathways to Māori Learner Success.

Within this theme, we have guiding kaupapa for each day as follows:

  • TE RĀ 1:  ‘Whanaungatanga’ with iwi, communities, educators, and employers to develop good practice models in vocational pathways for Māori learner success
  • TE RĀ 2:  ‘Manaakitanga’ is integrated into all aspects of Māori learners educational and Māori educators career journeys in and beyond tertiary education e.g. guidelines and processes are culturally appropriate for Māori and accessible to Māori learners and educators
  • TE RĀ 3:  ‘Whakamanatanga’ of Māori learners and Māori educators through empowering, protecting, respecting, and valuing them, their whānau, hapū, iwi, and hapori Māori generally (Uara 4, Te Tauākī Ako)

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.


Ako Aotearoa and Te Rautaki Whakarōpū Māori representing the Industry Training Federation.