Te Taumata Aronui

Te Taumata Aronui

Last updated 31 October 2019
Last updated 31 October 2019

A group to help ensure that the Reform of Vocational Education reflects the Government’s commitment to Māori-Crown partnerships.

A key priority of RoVE is to better recognise the needs of Māori communities and acknowledge that Māori are significant employers with social and economic goals. To help achieve this priority, Education Minister Chris Hipkins announced the creation of Te Taumata Aronui to provide Māori community and employer perspectives on tertiary education, including vocational education.

Te Taumata Aronui was announced as part of the vocational education reform decisions released on 1 August. The group will work with and provide independent recommendations and advice to Ministers and officials on how tertiary education can respond better to the needs of Māori learners and communities. The focus of Te Taumata Aronui is to help design an education system that reflects the Government’s commitment to Māori Crown partnerships.

Government sought nominations for Te Taumata Aronui, from across Aotearoa. Nominations closed on 6 September. The next step is for Minister Hipkins, in consultation with the Minister for Māori Crown Relations, to decide who to nominate for appointment. Government is looking to establish this group later this year.