Ako Aotearoa is an agent of change for Māori learner success.


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Te Pātaka Mātauranga Māori

Explore Ako Aotearoa's resources, professional learning opportunities and events developed to support Māori learner success.

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Te Whatu Kairangi Kaupapa Māori Awardees

Every year, Te Whatu Kairangi celebrates outstanding tertiary educators who have achieved success in supporting Māori learners.

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Our Māori learner success strategic goals

We are committed to improving the participation, engagement and success of Māori in Aotearoa New Zealand's tertiary education sector.

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Māori education partnerships

Ako Aotearoa works collaboratively with a range of organisations on initiatives to help educators increase educational success for Māori learners.


Tuia Te Ako

Tuia te Ako is our national Māori Tertiary Education Hui, held most years since 2010.

Prime Minister’s Educator of the Year Award 2023 Dr Ēnoka Murphy

Te Tohu Reo Māori Award

Te Tohu Reo Māori award is an important new addition to Te Whatu Kairangi that recognises the practice of kaiako who teach te reo Māori.