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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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  • Solidarity with Aboriginal communities #sosblakaustralia


    Photos from TEU Hui-ā-Motu, 27-29 March, Unitec Marae. Australia’s PM said Australia should not ‘subsidise lifestyle choices’ of Indigenous communities living in remote rural areas.  The government of Western Australia is proposing the “closure” of ...

  • Māori jobs at risk of whitestreaming

    Margaret Taurere

    Tertiary institutions are ‘whitestreaming’ Māori jobs and groups by rolling them into generic services, and TEU’s Hui-ā-Motu wants to know how widespread this practice is. Thirty TEU members are meeting at ...

  • Te reo rangatira

    Tangata 2

    TEU policy endorsed by Annual Conference 2014 Tōku reo, tōku ohooho; tōku reo, tōku māpihi maurea My language is my awakening; my language is the window to my soul 1)     Introduction – by ...

  • Staff deserve right to use te reo Māori

    lee cooper

    Tertiary Update Vol 17 No 41 Students at most tertiary institutions have the right to use te reo Māori as provided for and protected in their institution’s policies and practices, but ...

  • 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 ...

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