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Te Kāhui Amokura


The role of Te Kāhui Amokura is to advance and promote the collective interests of New Zealand’s universities to improve outcomes for Māori university students (tauira), Māori university staff and Māori scholarship. Te Kāhui Amokura was officially formed in 2004 and comprises the Deputy Vice-Chancellor Māori, Assistant Vice-Chancellor Māori or Pro-Vice Chancellor Māori from each university.

Te Komiti:


Strategic Work Programme

The Te Kāhui Amokura Strategic Work Plan was endorsed by Te Pōkai Tara in February 2015.  This plan identifies key policy areas that contribute to Universities New Zealand - Te Pōkai Tara overarching priorities. 

In 2018, under Workstream 1: Improving outcomes for Māori Learners Te Kāhui Amokura have developed a first series of case studies detailing several 'good practice' initiatives for our tauira Māori that are taking place across the New Zealand universities. 

See our latest facts and statistics about tauira Māori within our universities - Building Māori Success 


Enhancement Theme

The Cycle 6 Academic Audit includes an Enhancement Theme in which universities collectively address an issue which is important to individual universities and of national significance.  The topic for the Cycle 6 Enhancement Theme is “Access, outcomes and opportunity for Māori students and for Pasifika students”. An Enhancement Theme Steering Group was formed to guide and oversee theme activites and progress. Further details can be found on the Enhancement Theme website - 


Ngā Here Mātauranga

Ngā Here Mātauranga provides an innovative digital space for the universities to collaborate, innovate and connect. It is also home to our 'Global Indigenous Network' a space where indigneous academics and communities can participate in forums and have access to a variety of resources across a range of topics including; indigenous language revitalisation, indigenous development and education.



    Researchers throughout our universities are working on local, national and international Māori research projects, many of which are collaborations with iwi, Māori asset holders and other Māori stakeholder groups.

    All New Zealand universities are a member of Ngā Pae of Te Maramatanga (NPM). NPM conduct research of relevance to Māori communities and are an important vehicle by which New Zealand is a key player in global indigenous research and affairs. They also provide support through learning wānanga and scholarships for postgraduate students.

    Te Hononga Pūkenga was created by NPM to connect researchers and to facilitate communities to access Māori researchers. If you’re going to do postgraduate study make sure you add your details to this database.



    Ngā rauemi


    Universities New Zealand - Te Pōkai Tara:

    Fiona Johnson-Bell

    Te Pouhārō Māori
    Portfolio Manager, Education System and Māori / Te Kāhui Amokura
    Nō Waikato, Ngāti Raukawa, Ngāpuhi