Nau mai, haere mai.

This research seminar programme is for all staff, students and friends of Te Puna Wānanga.The programme aims to profile the excellent research occurring within our school.


All presentations will occur in the C Block meeting room in Te Puna Wānanga. (Enter the campus at Gate 3, 74 Epsom Avenue. There is plenty of free parking in our multistorey carpark.)

We look forward to seeing you you.

To register, email Dr Peter Keegan

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Monday 6 August  3pm-4pm
Developing the kapa haka vocal instrument: An acoustic investigation

Hear a panel of distinguished academics exploring this topic.

Isabella Shields (Faculty of Engineering)

Te Oti Rakena (Faculty of Creative Arts and Industries)

Catherine Watson (Faculty of Engineering)

Peter Keegan (Te Puna Wānanga)


Monday 3 September 3.15pm-4.15pm
He aha ngā hua o te noho ā kura mō ngā ākonga Te Huarahi Māori?

Dr Kimai Tocker's presentation will be entirely in te reo Māori.



Monday 1 October 3pm-4pm
Teachers' lived experience of the tension between effective and relational practice

Andrew Madjar


Monday 5 November 3pm-4pm
Sharing a critical decolonised NZ curriculum: teaching
about many of our historical warts, the two Treaty texts and my reflections on implementation

Tamsin Hanly


Monday 3 December 3pm-4pm
When the treaty first arrived in a national curriculum principle: Stories and struggles from the 1980s and what they can teach us about in the present

Rose Yukich