On Friday the 29th of April, the ninth annual Te Amorangi National Māori Academic Awards were held at Turangawaewae Marae, Ngaruawahia. MANU AO Regional Chapter Coordinators Maria Huata, Darrell Ihaia and Malcolm Mulholland were in attendance, as was Project Manager Rawiri Tinirau. Members of Te Kāhui Amokura were also present, including Professor Sir Mason Durie, Professors Linda Smith and Piri Sciascia, Associate Professor Pare Keiha, Jim Peters and Darryn Russell.
Also read seminar reviews of Prof. Wally Penetito, A/Prof. Huia Jahnke, Dr Mere Berryman and Prof. Graham Smith.
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There were a couple of changes to the MANU AO Academy staff members for the year, with Robyn Matthews taking on full-time study and Rawiri Tinirau taking on the role of Project Manager. Rawiri has the responsibility of implementing key projects, such as the Leadership Course and Academic Forums. Rawiri has expertise in Project management; Māori event management; Māori business and organisations; and Māori oral history. He has tribal affiliations to Te Āti Haunui-ā-Pāpārangi, Ngāti Rangi, Ngāti Tūwharetoa, Ngāti Kahungunu me Ngāi Tūhoe.
Also read seminar reviews of Dr Wiremu Manaia, TeHuia Bill Hamilton, Dr Simon Lambert and Dr Selwyn Katene.
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On 8th November, Massey University in collaboration with MANU AO, celebrated the achievement of the Massey University Māori Doctoral programme, 2000 – 2010. Within this ten-year period Massey has produced 61 Māori Doctoral graduates, with 13 graduating in 2010. A symposium was held to showcase some of the Māori Doctoral graduates achievements across a wide range of disciplines within Te Ao Māori. The symposium was also an opportunity to acknowledge the contribution Professor Sir Mason Durie has made to Māori Academic achievement at Massey and Nationally.
Also read seminar reviews of Dr Chellie Spiller, Dr Katerina Mataira, Dr Rhys Jones and David Geary.
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