"Me whiriwhiri e tātou ngā muka o te reo Māori, te tikanga, te whakapapa me te Mātauranga Māori ki te tumu herenga tangata, herenga waka, kia renarena ai te taukāea o ngā tuakiri e kīia ai tātou he Māori tātou, e tū kaha ai ngā tauira Māori i tēnei ao hurihuri".  
(Hana Mereraiha). 

Te Huinga Tauira is an annual event that advocates the enhancement of our fundamental Māori values and in doing so strengthens our reo, tikanga, whakapapa and mātauranga Māori whilst networking with other Māori students from all around Aotearoa. It is usually a 4 day event that includes an AGM and activities such as Kapahaka, Waka Ama, Manu Kōrero speech & debating competitions and much more. It is through coming together in an environment that celebrates who we are as Māori that not only uplifts the spiritual well-being of  our students but also reaffirms their place in the world.

This year Te Huinga Tauira will be hosted by Manawatahi (Massey University Palmerston North) from the 23rd-26th August. We will be taking 30 tauira from our whare wānanga.

Te Huinga Tauira is the highlight of my year
— Matau Te Aika-Puanaki