20 Jan 2014

New head of Maori at Vic

7:26 pm on 20 January 2014

The University of Victoria has a new face heading the School of Maori studies.

Associate Professor Rawinia Higgins has replaced the long-serving Peter Adds, who has taught at the university for nearly 30 years.

The Wellington university says it is part of regular rotation which happens at all of its schools.

Rawinia Higgins is also a senior lecturer at the school, Te Kawa a Maui, and is involved in research projects around te reo Maori.