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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  • Expansion of He Toki Apprenticeship Trust

    The He Toki Apprenticeship Trust’s work to support Māori trainees through their apprenticeships is expanding into the civil construction sector.

  • Lincoln loses leader in Ekara Lewis

    It often surprises us to find the quiet, gentle person in the room is also the resolute rock defending his people from the tide. TEU stalwart Ekara Lewis was such a ...

  • 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 ...