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How much support is there for Maori students at MIT?
 Kaumatua /Kuia – Institute Wide
 Kaiawhina – Kaitiaki of Nga Kete Wananga
 Kaiawhina – School of Health Studies (part time)
 Maori Learning Advisor – Institute Wide
 Maori Advisor - Institute Wide
 Maori Liaison Officer
Awhi
Powhiri
Tautoko
Mutunga
Manaaki
Ārahi
 The institute encourages departments to participate in
the powhiri held over three days at the
commencement of each semester
 These are arranged by the Student Life Team, Maori
Advisor and the Kaumatua/Kuia/kaiawhina
 Departments also have an opportunity to arrange their
own powhiri with the kaumatua/Kuia/kaiawhina
 Once students have been enrolled, Student Life Team
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organise class talks to students, department talks to
staff
The Institutes Student Guide contains information
specific to Maori Students.
Department handbooks contain or reference made to
the same information as in the Student Guide
Students are contacted by the Maori Advisor at the
start of each semester
Monthly meetings over lunch are organised
Health Studies students are supported by their
kaiawhina
 Maori Advisor contributes to the pastoral support of
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students in a number of areas, i.e. Financial, childcare,
social support, accommodation etc
Student Life Team have a number of external agencies
(Maori) on hand to assist our Tauira
Maori Learning advisor provides Academic Support
Peer support, opportunity available, whanau room
nurses, whanau room at Te Tari
Tauira are also directed to Kaumatua/Kuia
 In all areas, pastoral and academic assistance
confidentiality is paramount
 Families are contacted only at the request of students
 External agencies are guided by the Institutes Privacy
Policy
 Issues are dealt with in respect of the tauira
 Guidance is given in terms of integrating into the MIT
culture by departments
 Departments are accountable for ensuring Rules and
regulations are explained and given to Students
 Guidance to achievable outcomes by departments
 Guidance given to Departments by Maori Advisor
 Absentee issues
 Concerns in regards to Maori students
 Tangihanga and bereavement support
 Funding and Grants
 The main Institute Graduation Ceremony (degree
level) assistance from the kaumatua/kuia/kaiawhina
 Maori Graduation organised by Te Amorangi Office
 Many of the department graduation ceremonies are
held at the Institute’s Marae, all ceremonies there are
guided again by the kaumatua, kuia and kaiawhina
 Graduation statistics
 2008 – 49 Graduates
 2009 – 22 Graduands
 Institute Target for 2008 Completion 66%
 Target Achieved for 2008 64%
2009 Degree Level Graduands
9
8
8
7
6
6
5
5
4
3
2
1
1
1
1
0
Bachelor in Social
Work
Bachelor in Early
Childhood
Bachelor in Nursing
Graduate Diploma
Human Resource
Management
Bachelor in Business
Bachelor in
Engineering
2008 Degree Level Graduates
25
20
20
16
15
10
8
5
1
1
1
1
1
0
Bachelor of
Bachelor of
Communications Applied Social
Work
Bachelor of
Business
Bachelor of
Education ECT
Bachelor of
Engineering
Bachelor of
Diploma in ECE
Health Science
National
Diploma in
Business
2008 Course Completion Statistics
by Programme
120%
96%
100%
88%
80%
76%
71%
60%
40%
20%
0%
73%
67%
60%
52%
51%
33%
37%
86%
85%
72%
56%
41%
39%
85%
71%
88% 90%
2008 Faculty Completion Statistics.
100%
90%
88%
86%
85%
80%
70%
71%
71%
67%
60%
50%
55%
51%
40%
30%
20%
10%
0%
Overall rate
Consumer
Services
Overall rate
Faculty of
Business
Overall rate
Overall rate
Nursing &
Faculty of
Faculty of
Health Studies
Education and Engineering and
Social Sciences
Trades
NZ Maritime
School
Te Tari
Matauranga
Maori
Manukau School
of Visual Arts
Kaumātua/Kuia
- Chief advisory on Māori protocol in cultural and ceremonial matters
- Oversee all areas of the Institute with respect to Tikanga Māori
- Represent the Institute on the wider community
- Act as kaitiaki for the Marae
- Conduct and / or arrange ceremonies on the Marae
- Undertake pastoral care for current Māori students
- Advise on Tikanga Māori in the development of curricula as requested
Kaiawhina
- To service Nga Kete Wananga Marae,
by performing cleaning and
housekeeping duties as required and provide support for MIT
Kaumatua and Kuia
 Solely to awhi and tautoko nursing students
 Hikoi
 Kapahaka
 Tikanga
 Pastoral
 Academic
 To offer a wide range of academic support within an
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inviting and friendly environment
To empower students’ learning by providing individual
and/ or small group academic sessions
To provide study & learning strategies to enhance &
develop their own active styles of learning
To liaise with staff and provide in-class support and/ or
workshops tailored to meet the needs of students
Maintain continual dialogue with departments in
regards to developments and progressions of student
referrals made by staff (attendance, advancements…)
 Pastoral support for maori Students
 Advise to Departments on Maori student issues
 Maintain statistics for Maori students
 Support for departments with high concentration of
Maori students
 Follow up on early intervention of absentee issues
 Initiate contact with all Maori students
Distribution of Maori Students
2%
2%
7%
2%
6%
36%
Faculty of Social Sciences and
Education
Faculty of Business
FE& T
SCS
Maritime
12%
SVA
SHS
Te Tari Matauranga Maori
33%
Maori Study Levels 2009
Degree
Diploma
Lower Levels
17%
13%
70%
 Powhiri
 Monthly Hui – Shared Lunch
 Activites
 Hikoi
 Pastoral Support
 Academic Support
 Kaumatua/Kuia/Kaiawhina Support
 Department Support
 Marae Availability – Wananga
 Maori Staff participation
 I guess “YES” there is assistance for Maori students
 All support area’s accessible and publicised
 The underlying tensions are:
 “Students not wanting to participate”
 Continuous reiteration to departments of the support
available
 Continuity right across the Institute
 Do we allow them to be Maori?
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