Te Whatu Kairangi celebrates outstanding tertiary educators who are making a difference to learners, their whānau and communities.

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

About the Awards

Find out about Te Whatu Kairangi | Aotearoa tertiary educator awards.

Te Whatu Kairangi Award | Le Moana Mua winner Filoi Genevieve Togiaso and Ako Aotearoa Board Chair Derek McCormack

Enter the Awards

Learn more about the award categories and criteria, and how to submit an entry.

TWK 2023 awardee collage

Awardee Community

Since 2007, the awards have celebrated over 276 outstanding tertiary educators.

Te Whatu Kairangi | Te Tohu Reo Māori

Te Whatu Kairangi | The nomination process

Te Whatu Kairangi | Le Moana Mua | New Pacific Award