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TEU is committed to safeguarding of the rights of Māori members, te uepū, and meeting of the union’s responsibilities to wider Māori communities through the promotion of and adherence to Te Tiriti o Waitangi. In particular we support Māori tertiary education staff to achieve their objectives within the union, tertiary and further education and training institutions, the union movement, and the wider community.

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  • Taonga welcomed home for World Teachers’ Day


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j45sFtTTEdo Teachers, other education staff and their communities gathered at dusk on Gisborne’s Midway beach last Sunday to welcome the return of a rākau kōrero (talking stick) that left Aotearoa one ...

  • Academic board asked to challenge Māori business school closure

    Victoria University of Wellington VUW

    Staff at Victoria University are hoping that their Academic Board will reconsider a senior leadership decision to close its business school’s Māori Business programme. VUW’s Senior Leadership Team is proposing to ...

  • TEU develops strategy to support Māori students

    Margaret Taurere

    TEU’s national council wants more action to address the needs of Māori students following information earlier this year that Māori take significantly longer to pay back student loans. TEU’s Te Tumu Awhina, ...

  • Politicking stalls paid parental leave bill


    Tertiary Update Vol 17 No 20 Late last night National MPs stalled the final reading of Sue Moroney’s paid parental leave bill which extends leave to six months. It is thought the move was ...

  • Wānanga emerge as ‘pivotal’ for the regions, but more support needed

    Te Whare WānangaWānanga o Awanuiārangi CE Graham Smith. Image courtesy of Ngā Pae o te Māramatanga.

    The country’s three wānanga spent almost $500m in 2012, making them “pivotal” in the development of New Zealand’s economically depressed regions, a new report has revealed. Economic researchers BERL, who were commissioned by ...

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