Find out about the history of The University of Auckland's Waipapa Marae. This video features interviews with Professor Margaret Mutu - Department of Māori Studies, Dr Deidre Brown - School of Architecture and Planning and architect Ivan Mercep. Filmed by students of The University of Auckland. Music - Āio, composed by Tuirina Wehi and Tuwhiti Happy, from the School of Music album Magnificat.
Waipapa Marae is:
- the focal point of Māori life at our University,
- for the benefit and support of our entire University community,
- where visitors can be formally welcomed onto our campus.
Our whare whakairo – Tane-nui-a-Rangi – represents all major tribes, unlike many meeting houses on tribal marae.
The marae on which Tāne-nui-a-Rangi stands is named after Waipapa, the landing place of canoes on what is now Beach Road opposite the old railway station. The name acknowledges Ngāti Whātua ki Orākei as the tangata whenua of Waitematā.
A list of te tiriti-related skills and knowledge that are expected for students that might be helpful for staff as well.
Taumata Teitei is the University of Auckland’s Vision 2030 and Strategic Plan 2025 document. The Plan highlights the underpinning principles of Manaakitanga, Whanaungatanga and Kaitiakitanga. The University’s response to Treaty partnership responsibilities is articulated in the document.
Discover the history of New Zealand’s landscape, its people, events, places, identity and cultures from sites like Te Ara, Te Papa, DigitalNZ and NZ History.