We're dedicated to Māori achievement in teaching, research and learning, and committed to successful outcomes for Māori students, staff and communities.

Students at Te-Pūtahi-Toi

We're proud to include the Bachelor of Māori Visual Arts and the Master of Māori Visual Arts in our suite of programmes.

Students interacting with Bachelor of Māori Visual Arts student work

We recognise that Māori communities are unique, and different in their aspirations and development pathways.

Katherine Winitana, BCommMus graduate

Our programmes are structured using a Pōwhiri framework, which incorporates Māori perspectives and guides you through four years of supportive learning.

He toi whakairo, he mana tangata

Where there is artistic excellence, there is human dignity

To highlight, celebrate, and support our Māori students, we have:

  • invested in Toi Māori research and creative practice
  • designed and built a new marae at the heart of our campus
  • aspired to follow the principles of Tiriti o Waitangi
  • been given Māori names for our schools
  • committed to supporting our Māori students through scholarships
  • established and support the Matairangi Mahi Toi Artist Residency at Government House.
Detail from Kaokao, Bob Jahnke, LUX 2017

Detail from Kaokao, Bob Jahnke, LUX 2017. Photo: Jeff McEwan, Capture Studios

Students at computer using photoshop

He ringa āwhina tauira Māori

Te Rau Tauawhi—the Māori Student Centre—supports Māori students at Massey across the country.

Drop in and see Simon Koperu-Miyamoto and Caleb Matthews, the Wellington-based Māori student coordinators at Nau Mai, our Māori student space. You can find them at Block 9, Level B on the Wellington campus. 

Toi Rauwhārangi and Massey University offers scholarships to help Māori students achieve their dreams and study with us.


Matairangi Mahi Toi Artist Residency at Government House

This residency was created by Toi Rauwhārangi in partnership with the office of the Governor General, to support the development of Māori and Pasifika visual arts and creative practices. There are up to three residencies per year.

Artists can live and work in a house in the grounds of Government House.

This residency aims to:

  • Build and strengthen the relationship between tangata whenua and Toi Rauwhārangi.
  • Develop strategic plans for creative research excellence and academic leadership for Māori in Aotearoa New Zealand.
  • Generate cultural pathways for and between Massey University and Toi Rauwhārangi.

The name for the residency was gifted to Toi Rauwhārangi and Government House by Professor Ross Hemera.

Matairangi Mahi Toi

Horomona Horo

Horomona Horo, tohunga taonga pūoro
2018 Matairangi Mahi Toi artist in residence

Turn your talents into a lifelong creative career.

Register your interest

Te Ara Toroa — Rere Ki Uta, Rere Ki Tai
The flight of the albatross — Venturing into the unknown
Design by Ngataiharuru Taepa, Kaihautu Toi Māori—Director of Māori Arts

Toi Rauwhārangi
College of Creative Arts
Wellington, Aotearoa