Faculty of Education and Social Work

News and events

Read the latest news, stories, and events at Te Puna Wānanga.


  • Chalk Talk with Dr Melinda Webber
    19 September 2018
    Associate Professor Dr Melinda Webber, panel member for a Chalk Talk panel discussion "Under the Microscope: The NCEA review" on 26 September, answers questions about what she hopes will emerge from the discussion around NCEA and our qualifications system.
  • Sonny and Mona Riini Memorial Scholarship winners
    17 September 2018
    The winnners of the 2018 Te Karahipi Whakamaumaharatanga ki a Sonny rāua ko Mona Riini (the Sonny and Mona Riini Memorial Scholarship) are Maxine Moeke and Heather Ruru.
  • New research pushes for progress for Māori and Pacific students
    24 July 2018
    Team Solutions facilitators do more than apply the latest research from the University of Auckland; in many cases they are researchers themselves. This week we explore the work of three facilitators who are currently undertaking research into raising Māori and Pacific student achievement in schools.
  • Five questions for Melinda Webber, co-editor of Mana Tangatarua
    13 July 2018
    A new book exploring mixed race identity, co-authored by Associate Professor Melinda Webber and Dr Zarine Rocha, will be celebrated during a Matariki Wānanga Kōrero (Book Symposium) at Epsom Campus.
  • Associate Professor Melinda Webber elected to the Royal Society Te Apārangi Council
    10 July 2018
    As the first Maori to be elected into a council role in the society, Melinda brings a strong kaupapa Maori, education and community research background to the council.
  • Hunger for te reo growing - National Māori Language Institute
    11 December 2017
    Te Puna Wananga's Peter Keegan says with the increasing use of te reo Maori by people in the media there are sections of non-Maori society that are taking an interest in Maori society. One of the reasons that secondary students are not taking up a career in education is that they can see that teaching is a really demanding job.
  • To all te reo Māori haters out there...
    01 December 2017
    The University of Auckland's Stephen May asks the monolingual English speakers in New Zealand who the real 'provincial' language speakers are.
  • Kaupapa Māori: a critique for the future
    29 November 2017
    Dr Te Kawehau Hoskins tells Kathryn Ryan that indigenous communities around the world look up to Kaupapa Māori, but that while New Zealanders are interested in the cultural aspects of Kaupapa Māori they are a little less comfortable with the politics of the Maori world, and that now is a good time to critique this philosophy.
  • Associate Professor Melinda Webber receives Rutherford Discovery Fellowship
    05 October 2017
    Associate Professor Melinda Webber has been awarded a 2017 Rutherford Discovery Fellowship from the Royal Society.
  • Kāhui Raukura Reo Māori Alumni community online launch
    19 September 2017
    University students and alumni who are committed to the regeneration of te reo Māori are invited to connect with the University and be part of Kāhui Raukura Reo Māori Alumni community.


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