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Te Pararē presents the top stories of the week about or by tauira Māori across the motu.


Massey University lecturer told Māori students they ‘don’t look māori.

A lesson on whakapapa (and manners) for Massey lecturer as tauira māori Mikaela Matenga and Caleb Monk address a certain racist remark of not “looking māori” who - get this were representing Te Waka ō Ngā Ākonga Māori, Massey’s Albany campuses MĀORI association. Matenga and Monk go public as they recount the situation and express their whakaaro in the aftermath of it all. Massey University apologizes to Monk and Matenga.

Controversial ‘Shed Pāti’ at University of Otago’s Arana College sparks backlash

Aue e hika ma! Poor party planning on behalf of Otago’s Arana College as kōrero and whakaaro on the theme come in hot from all corners of Aotearoa. The dress code? Hori. Encouraged to wear your best ‘hori’ attire, the problematic (and racist) term has initiated fair debate. Ara management defend the theme and dress code arguing since it was chosen by tauira māori themselves it is appropriate for them to determine the use of their own language, others mostly view it as Arana College having no cultural sensitivity.

Ara institute of Canterbury hits back after backlash over te reo Māori engineering course

A level 3 automotive engineering course taught in Te Reo Māori continues to feel resistance and bigotry by its wider community. In the wake of Te Wiki o Te Reo Māori The innovative polytechnic course discusses its current adversity and their passion and determination to see our reo normalized - starting with their trades campus.

NZ’s largest tertiary education provider.

Te Pukenga. Yep.


More stories from our student magazine whanaunga:

(hei mōhio: these stories were written for local audiences)

Tips’ n’ tricks - He Kupu Āwhina

Nā Kody Ward for Salient Magazine (Te Herenga Waka)

Behind Bars

Nā Annabelle Parata Vaughan & Skyla for Critic Te Arohi Magazine (Otago University)

What Te Reo Māori taught me

Nā Revd Dr John Fox for Canta Magazine (Canterbury University)

Film Review: Muru - 100 years of Ngāi Tūhoe and two raids of ancestral land.

Nā Briar Pomana for Debate Magazine (AUT)

Whittakers White Fragility

Nā Mason Tangatatai for Massive Magazine (Massey University)

23, the Queen and me.

Nā Jak Rāta and Seamus Lohrey for Nexus Magazine (Waikato University

Public Interest Journalism funded through NZ On Air.


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