Maori group visits campus

Maori students from Waiariki Bay of Plenty Polytechnic visited Honolulu Community College earlier this semester as a part of a week long University of Hawai’i Community College System tour led by Wo Learning Global Champions from each campus.

During their visit to Honolulu CC the visitors were treated to a tour of the Bishop Museum before heading to campus to visit our Children’s Center, MELE program and Hawaiian Center. They capped off their visit at Honolulu’s Marine Education and Training Center to tour Hawai’i Loa and Hikianalia and talk story with Kehaulani Kupihea a cultural anthropologist and caretaker of Mokauea Island.

Upon their return to New Zealand Waiariki Bay of Plenty Polytechnic underwent a system-wide name change to Toi-Ohomai Institute of Technology, the largest tertiary provider in the Bay of Plenty and the third largest institute of technology in New Zealand. it is home to more than 14,000 students, more than 1,000 staff, and offer more than 150 programs ranging from certificate to post-graduate level.

To learn more about Toi-Ohomai visit their website at

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