We encourage kaupapa Māori approaches to study and research, and have a number of Māori postgraduate students studying in a range of disciplines and fields of study. Kia ngana te panekiritanga – pursue the pinnacle of all knowledge.
Awatoru is a study option through the Master of Design that takes a kaupapa and mātauranga Māori approach to learning. Students undertake projects that contribute to the economic and cultural development of the Māori community. Awatoru students receive the same Master of Design degree as all other students, but develop their projects within roopū at regular hui, guided by supervisors with kaupapa Māori expertise.