Māori and Crown working together to shape Tertiary Education

The Government and Te Taumata Aronui have finalised and agreed a Terms of Reference that will underpin the Group’s relationship with the Crown.

This relationship and the work together will help ensure the tertiary education system can better enable Māori success.

Te Taumata Aronui is an opportunity for Māori and the Crown to work more closely on changes to the tertiary education system.

Te Taumata Aronui first met in March with Ministers and education agency Chief Executives to discuss how they will work together to help ensure the tertiary education system can adapt to Māori needs and enables Māori to succeed as Māori.

Throughout the year, Te Taumata Aronui has regularly been discussing the Reform of Vocational Education and parts of the wider tertiary education work programme with officials. The Group’s advice is based on members’ own engagement with and knowledge of what works for Māori in tertiary education. This will underpin recommendations and advice for government on how to achieve the success outlined in the Group’s vision for Māori success and tertiary education.

Te Taumata Aronui members are Professor Wiremu Doherty, Maru Nihoniho (MNZM), Te Ahukaramū Charles Royal, Mereraina Piripi, Dr Eruera Prendergast-Tarena, Brendon Green, Mamaeroa Merito, Raewyn Mahara, and Dr Wayne Ngata chairs the Group.

Download the final Terms of Reference [PDF, 537 KB]

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