Te Wānanga o Aotearoa


Tertiary Update readers are asked to support those affected by the floods in Edgecumbe, Whakatāne and the surrounding area by donating to a dedicated fund set up by the TEU to help with relief activities. Donations can be made to the following TEU account named Emergency Relief Fund 38-9008-0493736-13. The fund will be used to help the local Whare Wānanga supply much needed food, clothing and bedding to the community. Massive flooding...

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Earthquakes close many institutions

Earthquakes close many institutions


Posted By on Nov 17, 2016

Earthquakes in the northern parts of the South Island, followed by floods in some areas, meant many tertiary institutions spend part of this week closed. Christchurch’s institutions were largely unaffected with the University of Canterbury, Lincoln University and most of Ara Institute of Canterbury all remaining open. However, Wellington’s institutions, Victoria University, Weltec, Whitireia, Te Wānanga o Aotearoa and...

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Tertiary Update Vol 19 No 15 TEU members at Te Wānanga o Aotearoa will get a two percent pay rise after an historic meeting where they and TUIA members sat at the same negotiating table. The wānanga’s current collective agreement allowed for union members to negotiate a pay rise for the second year of the agreement. TEU’s Te Pou Tuarā, Lee Cooper, described the meeting as historic because it was the first time union members from TEU...

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Tertiary Update Vol 18 No 30 TEU members at Te Wānanga o Aotearoa will get a 2 percent pay rise, backdated to January, after they ratified a new collective agreement last week. TEU advocate Lee Cooper says the steady growth in TEU membership at the wānanga helped win the pay rise. “Our membership has grown in the last two years by over 20 percent, from 103 in August 2013 to 125 in July 2015.” The agreement took six months to...

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Wānanga celebrates wāhine leaders

Wānanga celebrates wāhine leaders


Posted By on Aug 13, 2015

A Wāhine Leadership day at Te Wānanga o Aotearoa’s Mangakotukutuku campus gave women at the wānanga a different perspective on leadership. Maraea Turketo, the wānanga’s branch president described her mum as the first woman leader in her life; the ‘glue’ in her family’s lives. Turtoko says that leadership begins in the home and lasts through the legacies left for generations to come. Benita Tahuri, the branch vice-president...

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Te Wānanga o Aotearoa has gazetted a radical new council structure that silences the voice of its two biggest communities – staff and students. Parliament gazetted the first two new tertiary education institution councils last week – the University of Canterbury and Te Wānanga o Aotearoa. The two could not be more different. The University of Canterbury’s new council structure, while not meeting the criteria that NZUSA and...

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