Hineahuone

Hineahuone, (also called Hine) is the Maori student common room on the city campus.

Its place to study, relax, eat lunch, or just take in the best view on campus. Facilities include a fully equipped kitchen, study area, computer and printing facilities, balcony, and awesome artwork produced by our very own Elam art students. The Maori Student Officers and administration are also located here. The space is available for group bookings on weekends and evenings. If you have any queries come and see us.
Hineahuone is located on the top floor of the Student Union Building, 34 Princes St, above the Bus Ticket Agency. Check out the map on the contact us section of this site.
Nau Mai, Haere Mai!
THE KAUPAPA IN HINEAHUONE IS: Drug, Alcohol and Smoke free.


AN ABRIDGED HISTORY


Over the years Maori students at the University of Auckland were resolute to gain a room on campus as a sanctuary for study, bonding, revitalisation of culture and as a venue for hui. Following the construction of the Student Union Building in the late 1960s and early 1970s, they managed by both restrained and assertive action to secure our current common room later named Hineahuone. In the Late 1970s and early 1980s it was a stopgap marae. During this era, Maori staff, the Vice Chancellor and Maori students, concerned at the low numbers of Maori in the University resolved that a marae would help to change this situation. Finance for a whare nui and whare kai was initially refused by the government and culminated in protests outside Registry in 1983. The government subsequently acceded and gave financial support. Waipapa Marae was completed in 1987 and formally opened on 20 February 1988 with a wharenui Tanenui a Rangi and a wharekai Reipae. Considering the University was built on endowment money obtained from Maori land, it is ironic that Maori students had to protest to gain a marae.

During the Student Union Building refurbishment of 1995/96, Nga Tauira Maori (NTM) insisted on involvement in the plan to renovate Hineahuone. Architecture Masters candidate Te Rau Hoskins, a member of NTM, drew up plans that included a kitchen, offices, toilets, showers and a balcony. At the insistence of NTM these were duly incorporated into the refurbishment Programme. A slight hiccup was experienced when the Engineer indicated that the balcony was to be dropped from the plan because of cost over-runs but we stood resolute and it remained. Eventually we returned to a transformed whare that maintains sleep over status because of its history.

We acknowledge those Maori students from the past who gained Hineahuone for us. We are also grateful for the students who between 1994 and 1996 were involved in its upgrading. They were Tamarapa Lloyd (MSO 1995), Kalani Tarawa (MSO 1995-96), Tauni Sinclair (MSO 1996), NTM Executive, Te Kawau Maaro, NTM students (Cherryl Smith, Kalani Tarawa, Wiri Emery) who liaised with Project Engineer/AUSA Manager - organised art work/artists. Thanks also to artists Takirirangi Smith (tohunga whakairo), Richard Cooper (akonga whakairo), Waimarie Hunt (akonga tuhi), Cerise Palalagi (akonga tuhi). We also acknowledge the support of Carol McKenzie (AUSA Manager), Brendon Lane (AUSA President), University Project Engineer and many others not mentioned here. Ka nui te mihi ki a koutou katoa.


Ko Hineahuone hei waahi akoranga waahi okioki waahi aio Ko Hineahuone hei taataramoa ki nga iwi kee
ko te whakairo ko te tuhi he tohu no te tangata whenua ake tonu atu

 

THE ARTWORK


Sculptures
By Richard Cooper - Ngati Hine / Nga Puhi
KA PUU TE RUHA, KA HAO TE RANGATAHI: When the old net is worn, the new net goes fishing. "We must learn from the past, and apply what we learn to today?s new situations... I hope my sculptures encourage our people to learn as much as we can and know what we can be what ever we want to be.

Carvings
ByTakirirangi Smith - Ngai Tumapuhia a Rangi, Ngati Apa Ki Whanganui, Te Aitanga A Hauiti
"Ko hine-ahu-one te wahine tuatahi I hangaia e Tane te waiora ki te one I Kurawaka. Ko Hineteiwaiwa, ko Raukatauri, ko Raukaramea nga wahine tohunga nei, hei mahi, I nga mahi a te Rehia, he haka, he powhiri, he poi, he waiata, he ngahau katoa."

Paintings

By Cerise Palalagi - Ngai Te Rangi, & Waimarie Hunt
The three spectacular paintings on the wall of Hineahuone show the life of Maori students at the University. Showing us with our connections to Ranginui and Papatuanuku, moving into the cities, University life, the ways in which we struggle, and our reconnections to our spiritual past is shown as being the way forward for us as we struggle with the politics of institutional life.

To all those who worked on the project, from beginning to end, from the University and AUSA, to the designers, the decorators, the builders, and the artists, he mihi tino nui tenei ki a koutou katoa.


 

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NGĀ WHAKAHAERENGA A HINEAHUONE

 Ko Hineahuone (Hine rānei) he wāhi mō ngā tauira Māori kei te Whare Wānanga o Tamaki nei. He wāhi akoranga, wāhi whakatā, wāhi kai, he wāhi hei tiro rānei ki te tirohanga o te Whare Wānanga. He kīhini kī katoa i ngā taputapu tunu kei roto, he wāhi hoki hei ako, he rorohiko, ā, tāpia ko tētahi pūreretā, he mahaurangi kei waho, ā, kei roto anō i te wāhi nei ko ngā mahi-ā-toi ataahua rawa atu nā ō mātou ake tauira o te kura toi o Elam i tā. Kei konei hoki a mātou Tumuaki me tō mātou Kaiwhakahaere e mahi ana. Ā, ka tāea te hunga ki te tāoui i tēnei wāhi mō ngā rā whakatā me ngā ahiahi hoki. Mehemea kei a koe he pātai, haere mai ki te kite ma i a mātou.

','E tū ana a Hineahuone i te papa tuawhā o te Student Union Building, 34 Princess Street, i runga ake i te Bus Ticket Agency. Tirohia kit e māhere, i raro i te wahanga e kī ‘contact us’.

Nau Mai, Haere Mai!

KO TE KAUPAPA I ROTO O HINEAHUONE KO: Taru Kino, Waipiro, me Auahi Kore.

I ngā tau kua pahure ake nei i tino piki te hiahia o ngā tauira Māori o te Whare Wānanga o Tamaki ki te whakawhiwhia he wāhi i rō Whare Wānanga kia tāea ai ngā tauira Māori te ako, te whakawhanaunga, te whakaora i ō rātou tikanga Māori, hei wāhi hoki hei hui tahi. Nā, ā muri mai i te hangana o te Student Union Building i te mutunga o ngā tau 1960’s ki te tīmatanga o ngā tau 1970’s, i tutuki pai tēnei hiahia nā runga i te puku mahi o ngā tauira. I ngā tau mutunga o te 1970’s ki te tīmatanga o ngā tau o te 1980’s i tū a Hineahuone hei tāpui marae. I roto i ēnei tau, i tipu te māharahara o ngā kaimahi Māori, te Vice Chancellor, me ngā tauira Māori hoki  mō te itiiti haere o ngā nama o ngā tauira Māori e uru ana ki te Whare Wānanga. Nā, i runga i tēnei i whakatau katou rātou i runga i te manakotahi mā te whakatū marae ēnei nama e whakapiki ake. Hēoi kāre te kāwanatanga i whakaae ki te hoatu pūtea hei hanga wharenui, wharekai rānei. Kātahi ngā kaitautoko Māori ka huitahi ki te tautohe atu i waho o te Registry i te tau 1983. Ā, kātahi te kāwanatanga ka whakaae me te hoatu i ngā pūtea hei tautoko. Nōreira, i te tau 1987 i whakatū te marae tapu o Waipapa, te wharenui a Tāne-nui-ā-Rangi me te wharekai anō hoki a Reipae, ā, ka huakina ki te katoa i te 20 o ngā rā, o te marama o Hui-Tānguru, i te tau 1988.

I runga i te mea i hanga  te Whare Wānanga o Tamaki i runga i ngā moni matua i whakawhiwhia mai i ngā whenua Māori, he korokē  te whakaaro i tautohe tuatahitia ngā tauira Māori i mua i te whakaaetanga a te kāwanatanga ki te hanga marae.

I waenganui i te whakahōuanga o te Student Union Building i ngā tau 1995/96, i whakanonoia a Ngā Tauira Māori kia whakahōuanga hoki a Hineahuone. Ka  tāngia e te tohunga kaimahere, mema hoki, o Ngā Tauira Māori a Te Rau Hoskins he mahere hāunga, he kīhini, he āpiha, ētahi wharepaku,  he whare horoi, me tētahi mahurangi.  Nā  te nonoia a Ngā Tauira Māori i whakaurua ēnei whakatakotoranga mahere i roto i ngā whakaritenga whakahōuanga. I āhua pōraru ngā whakaritenga i runga i te kōrero o te Tangata Pūkenga me whakakorengia te mahurangi i te mea he nui rawa te utu, engari nā tō mātou tū kaha i waihōtia te mahurangi ki reira. Taro rawa ka hoki mai mātou ki te whare hōu e mau tonu ana ki tōna tūranga rangatira nā tōna hītori.

Ka whakahōnore mātou i ngā tauira Māori o mua nā rātou a Hineahuone i whakawhiwhia. E ngākaunui hoki ana mātou ki ngā tauira nā rātou i whakahōu i te whare nei i waenganui i ngā tau 1994-1996. Ko rātou ko  Tamarapa Lloyd (Tumuaki 1995), Kalani Tarawa (Tumuaki 1995-96), Tauni Sinclair (Tumuaki 1996), te Kaiwhakahaere o Ngā Tauira Māori (NTM), a Te Kawau Maaro, NTM (Cherryl Smith, Kalani Tarawa, Wiri Emery) nā rātou i  takawaenga me te Project Engineer/AUSA Manager – nānā i kōwhiri i ngā mahi-ā-toi me ngā kaitoi. Ngā mihi ki a Takirirangi Smith (tohunga whakairo), a Richard Cooper (akonga whakairo), a Waimarie Hunt (akonga tuhi), rātou ko Cerise Palalagi (akonga tuhi). He mihi hoki tēnei kia a Carol McKenzie (AUSA Manager), a Brendon Lane (Tumuaki o AUSA), te University Project Engineer, me ngā tāngata ake kāore i kōrerotia ki konei mō tō koutou kaha ki te tautoko i te kaupapa. Ka nui te mihi ki a koutou katoa.

Ko Hineahuone hei wāhi akoranga, wāhi okioki, wāhi aio. Ko Hineahuone hei tātaramoa ki ngā iwi kē. Ko te whakairo, ko te tuhi he tohu nō te tangata whenua mō ake tonu atu.

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