Whakapōtaetanga is the term applied to the capping ceremony of Māori students.  I’d never seen one before and was pleased it was made available on YouTube for those who could not attend in person. What I love about the ceremony is the support each graduate receives from whānau, friends and others after their name has been read out. It was awesome to see Te Piringa included too – this is a Kapa Haka group comprised of students from 4 local high schools.  Attending a whakapōtaetanga is now on my to do list.

  • 464 Māori graduates
  • 42 sub-degree
  • 247 undergraduate
  • 165 postgraduate
  • 10 PhDs!



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