Waikato-Tainui College

Welcome to the Waikato-Tainui College for Research and Development


Nau mai, haere mai - Welcome to our site.

On 1 February 2000, Te Arikinui Dame Te Atairangikaahu opened the doors to the Tainui Endowed College - the tribe’s academic and research institution. In her opening speech, Te Arikinui described the College as being "the tribe’s gift to the nation.” The College was envisaged by the Founding Fellow and Principal Negotiator for the 1995 Waikato Raupatu Settlement, Sir Robert Mahuta, as both a memorial to the Raupatu and "the means by which we will be able to produce a continual stream of leadership to take Maaori people through the next century.”

In May 2010, with the support of our College Patron, Kiingi Tuheitia, we rededicated the College – reconfirming the tribe’s commitment to continuing the vision of Sir Robert and the desire of Te Arikinui for the College to be open to the motu and to the world. We re-named the College – the Waikato-Tainui College for Research and Development and a new course was set for the College with the appointment of new staff and the development of partnerships and new programmes of research that will help us move forward.

We invite you to explore what we have to offer. 

2017-2018 Waikato-Tainui College Summer Internship Programme. 

Applications are now open!

This programme is designed to have tertiary -enrolled students engaged in and contributing to the ongoing development of Tribal, Cultural, Environmental, Social and Economic initiatives.

Applicants are sought form tertiary students who are currently enrolled for study in one of the following areas:
  • Te Reo/Social Sciences/Maaori Studies/Maaori Development
  • History - with strong written and oral comprehension in te reo
  • Law
  • Finance
  • Management
  • Economics
  • Environmental Planning
  • Project and Event Planning
Ideal applicants will be Waikato-Tainui, Maaori or indigenous students who wish to develop and apply their skills, and are currently enrolled at the undergraduate level (preference will be given to those in their last year of study), postgraduate or Masters study.

The 2017-2018 Summer Internship Programme positions will be available from 21st November 2017 through to late February 2018. Successful applicants will work under the supervision of College Staff and will contribute to existing work programmes.

All applications must be accompanied by an up-to-date CV including information on current programme of study.

For further information or questions please contact Lindsay Woledge, email: Lindsayw@waikatotainui.ac.nz or by calling the College on 07 824 5430.

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