About Māori at 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 tāngata 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.
Our Tiriti hikoi (Treaty journey) has led us to reshape our internal leadership, campus environment, research foci, leadership training, and our community life together.
Te Kahui Whakaruruhau o Carey, (our Māori advisory group) and Te Umu Tirama (Māori lecturers) provide teaching, guidance, advice, and facilitation of Māori programmes at Carey.
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.
Ngā Pou Amorangi is a Māori leadership initiative designed to open a space for Christians to fully explore what it means to be Māori and Christian – and in the process of exploration, to prepare to serve confidently in Māori contexts and beyond.
“At Carey we believe that the God of mission is at work in the world by the Spirit to renew people and places in Christ. Our calling is to equip Christian leaders with the convictions, competencies, and capacity to participate in that mission, bringing gospel renewal in churches and communities across Aotearoa and around the world.”
– John Tucker, Principal