Faculty of Medical and Health Sciences

Office of Tumuaki

The Office of Tumuaki and Te Kupenga Hauora Māori (TKHM) provide the Faculty of Medical and Health Sciences's (FMHS) strategic direction for Māori health, promote Māori participation in the faculty, and are responsible for Māori responsiveness. The Tumuaki continues the tradition of this office by championing the Tīriti of Waitangi (Treaty of Waitangi) and the business of the faculty.

Your research and responsiveness to Māori

The purpose of Māori responsiveness is to provide advice for staff and students at FMHS submitting research proposals or ethics applications.

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Te Tīriti o Waitangi


The Office of the Tumuaki provides advice to the Faculty of Medical and Health Sciences to ensure it contributes to the University's responsibilities to Māori under Te Tīriti o Waitangi (the Treaty of Waitangi).

Central to these functions are:

  • improving Māori student participation, retention and success. The primary focus for this function is through Vision 20:20
  • developing and maintaining relationships with Māori communities of interest
  • integrating Māori into all aspects of University life
  • improving the knowledge and understanding of the Treaty of Waitangi among faculty staff and students
  • improving Māori staff recruitment, promotion, reward and retention
  • supporting academic activities for Māori intellectual and cultural development
  • celebrating Māori success
  • reviewing faculty activities in respect of Māori responsiveness
  • contributing to the regular assessment of University progress in meeting these obligations.