Te Kawa Matakura is another step forward in the education system's recognition of the value of Māori knowledge. Launched in February 2020, it enables Māori achievement by investing in students who display excellence in mātauranga Māori. Rangatahi Māori are enabled to develop the skills, knowledge and capabilities to participate confidently in te ao Māori, New Zealand society and as global citizens.
This project included developing a unique Tohu Mātauranga qualification, which is now listed on the NZQF. The next step is development of a Level 7 degree programme.