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Survey Highlights State Violence and Treaty Breaches against Māori

As the country prepares to celebrate Waitangi Day a survey of Māori has highlighted the ongoing prevalence of state violence against Māori.

Unitec/MT 2021 Rangahau Horonuku Hu/New Research Landscapes Symposium gathers researchers from across the sector

The Unitec/MT 2021 Rangahau Horonuku Hu/New Research Landscapes Symposium is bringing together researchers from 13 institutions and research centres across New Zealand this week.

Protect Ihumātao Research Project awarded Royal Society Marsden Standard Grant

The Royal Society has awarded a Marsden Standard Grant to a hapū led research project which will examine Crown reluctance to address Māori-Tiriti interests in privately-owned land.

Get Ya Dot at IRA.DOT - GotYaDot 6 and 7 November 2021

This weekend, November 6 & 7, Unitec will be supporting the IRA.DOT - GotYaDot campaign running across Tāmaki Makaurau to encourage our whānau, hapū, iwi and all our communities to...

Using technology to support culture - Kei a Tātou Te Ihi (KATTI)

An innovative approach using the TikTok app by Unitec’s Pathway College allowed a quick pivot to online teaching while making learning fun for young ākonga.

Te Riponga: Puni Reo Poitarawhiti

Puni Reo initiative highlighted as integral to normalising Māori language in communities

Unitec Construction Waster Project Highly Commended at Tāmaki Makaurau Zero Waste Awards

Dr Terri-Ann Berry and her team were awarded “Highly Commended” in the Community Collaboration, Tāmaki Makaurau Zero Waste Awards for their project to reduce plastic use and waste in the...

Research Fellowship addresses nursing skills for an ageing population

In June, Unitec’s Dr Samantha Heath, Senior Lecturer and Research Leader, School of Healthcare and Social Practice, was awarded an MBIE Science Whitinga Fellowship of $320,000 for her research project...

Ngāti Whātua Ōrākei scholarships aim to encourage more Māori into tertiary education

A proactive partnership forged between Ngāti Whātua Ōrākei Whai Māia and Te Whare Wānanga o Wairaka (Unitec) aims to encourage more Māori into tertiary education.

Unitec carpentry student and mother of three shows you can do it all

Thirty-nine-year old Jaz Small says she’d always wanted to be a builder, but was put off by the constant jibes that as a female she wouldn’t be able to hack...
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