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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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  • Student loans are contributing to growing inequality

    Student loans are contributing to growing inequality, says TEU national secretary Sharn Riggs. Statistics New Zealand released data this week showing that the top ten percent of households own well over ...

  • Minister rejects report he hasn’t read


    Tertiary Update Vol 19 No 9 Tertiary education minister Steven Joyce is dismissing a report on Māori student support without having read it. TEU’s report into whitestreaming reveals that every university in ...

  • Māori students lose study support to whitestreaming


    A report into whitestreaming reveals that every university in New Zealand, most polytechnics and even one wānanga have cut jobs that support Māori students. TEU will launch the report in Gisborne ...

  • Stats reveal Māori and Pasifika pay gap

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    The New Zealand Income Survey, which came out this week, shows that Māori earn $166 a week less than the average New Zealander’s weekly income. Pasifika peoples and people of ...

  • Waikerepuru retires from TEU duties


    TEU kaumātua Dr Huirangi Waikerepuru (Taranaki and Ngāpuhi) will retire from his union commitments tomorrow, aged 86. Waikerepuru is best known for his lifelong commitment to protecting and promoting Te ...

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