18 Nov 2011

Wananga courses offered on south Auckland marae

7:24 pm on 18 November 2011

Tertiary education provider Te Wananga o Aotearoa is setting up courses on South Auckland's Manurewa marae.

Around 120 students have enrolled for the courses on offer - health and fitness, pathways in sport, tikanga Maori and money management .

They'll join 170 students doing Manukau Institute of Technology horticulture courses on the marae.

A community collective, Te Manu Ka Rewa, has helped increase the educational opportunities on the marae.

A spokesperson, Kat Stanier, says travelling to a tertiary campus can be an obstacle for some students and being able to study on a marae, with its support and different learning environment, will benefit young people from Manurewa.