appoints two new Māori professors
For the first time two Māori professors have been appointed at the same time at Victoria University of Wellington's school of architecture and design.
Professor Rod Barnett will head the school and Derek Kawiti will be professor for Māori Designed environments.
Deputy vice chancellor (Māori) Rawinia Higgins said having two more Māori faces among faculty will encourage more Māori students to take up professions in architecture and design.
"There is a saying that... if you can't see yourself somewhere you just won't go. And for me, I hope this encourages our people not only to come together and be proud to be Māori, but also encourages the next generation of Māori architects to come through," she said.
Kawiti said things have come a long way from his time as a student.
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