COLOR-Waatea logo 2016-final

On Air Now
Radio Waatea

06:00pm - 07:00pm
Ed Sheeran

Kaumatua back Unitec resistance

Share to Email
Share to RSS
Share to Print

Kaumātua with past connections to Unitec and Māori education in Tāmaki Makaurau have come together to support Māori staff at Unitec.

Four members of the Unitec rūnanga resigned this month after sole Māori member of the polytechnic’s executive board lost his position because of a merger with Manukau Institute of Technology.

Tūhoe kaumātua Tunuiarangi McLean says the kaumātua group, Te Tira Kāpuia, believed poor decisions at governance and management levels have affected Unitec’s Māori staff, students and community.

Haare Williams, who wrote the document Te Noho Kotahitanga that was supposed to establish a treaty partnership framework for the institution, says there had been a history of struggle at Unitec including the battle to build its marae Ngākau Māhaki over the objections of board members.

Copyright © 2021, UMA Broadcasting Ltd:


TRM Classes
NLC - One More Try - (feat Stanley T) [Official Video]
OPINION: Kelvin Davis has another terrible day at the office
Martyn 'Bomber' Bradbury: I am honestly not sure who is advising Minister Kelvin Davis, but his surprising decision this week to attack People Against Prisons Aotearoa (PAPA) and refer their pamphlets calling on prison reform to the Police for supposedly inciting the prison riot at Waikeria prison is such a desperately wrong footed move one is left wondering what on earth he thinks he's doing.
Dr Rawiri Taonui Covid Maori | Explaining the Numbers and Risks in the Papatoetoe Cluster
The numbers coming out of the Papatoetoe cluster are confusing.
OPINION: Why banning anti-Maori petitions is true democracy
Martyn 'Bomber' Bradbury: The decision by the Government to step in and stop the anti-Māori petition law from derailing Māori representation at Local Council is true democracy at its best.





Enter your email address to receive regular updates from Waatea News.
  • fb

On Air Now
Radio Waatea

06:00pm - 07:00pm