Māori at Carey

ngā ākonga māori

nau mai, haere mai ki te kareti iriiri ō carey

At Carey we aspire to be a community of faith and learning where Māori are participating, teaching, and learning as Māori, and playing a part in enabling the flourishing of a rich diversity of cultures in our life together in Christ.

Our commitment to Māori is based on our desire to understand what living by Te Tiriti means for us all in this Christian learning community. We seek to address the historic and present injustices that still impede the flourishing of tangata whenua and acknowledge te reo Māori, tikanga Māori, and Māori ways of being, relating, and knowing as treasures for all the people of Aotearoa New Zealand.

Te Ao Māori is a compulsory subject at Carey, enabling all students to employ Te Ao Māori concepts in contemporary church, mission, and community-based contexts.

Our Tiriti hikoi (Treaty journey) has led us to reshape our internal leadership, campus environment, research foci, leadership training, and our community life together. In addition, Māori students are supported at Carey through:

Reti Ah-Voa

Reti Ah-Voa, the Student & Academic Advisor for Māori and Pasifika

Reti provides pastoral and academic support to help students succeed in their studies.

Reti can be contacted at [email protected] or 021 177 6168 and her office is located in the library.

Dr Sandy Kerr

Dr Sandy Kerr, Te Kaiārahi-Rangahau Māori

Sandy guides Māori students undertaking postgraduate study and research at Carey.

Sandy is located in the Te Whare Oranga and can be contacted at [email protected] or 021 914 888.

Te Kahui Whakaruruhau o Carey

The Māori advisory group) and Te Umu Tirama (Māori lecturers) provide teaching, guidance, advice, and facilitation of Māori programmes at Carey.

Study Scholarships

Annual Māori scholarships to help with tuition fees.

Alumni Story

Ben Cameron-Strickland

Youth Pastoral Leadership Graduate and Youth and Community Pastor, Westgate Baptist Church

Ko Pūhonga Tohorā tōku maunga, Ko Hokianga tōku moana, Ko Ngātokimatawhaorua tōku waka, Ko Ngāpuhi tōku iwi, Ko Ngāti Pākau tōku hapu, Ko Tāhekeroa tōku marae, Ko Ben tōku ingoa.

Studying at Carey Baptist College has allowed me to see further into the vocation of ministering to young people. It has taken me places both physically and mentally that I did not imagine possible. The staff, students, and culture of Carey make it a thriving community of those seeking Christ’s truth in this world. For anyone wanting to discover more about themselves and God’s call on their lives, Carey is the place for you.