Maori is the language spoken by the Polynesian aboriginal community of New Zealand and there are several New Zealand academic institutions that offer professional programmes in Maori Studies. Chinese and Japanese Language Studies are also available in these academic institutions.
Christchurch Polytechnic Institute of Technology (http://www.cpit.ac.nz) offers a one year Diploma Programme in Maori Studies; a three year Bachelor Degree in Japanese Language and a one year Diploma in Chinese language.
A one year Certificate programme in Japanese Studies is conducted at the Waiariki Institute of Technology. One year Diploma in Maori Studies and six month duration Certificate programme in Chinese studies are also available at the institute. Three year duration Bachelor of Maori Studies offered at the institute is a highly reputed course in this field. More information about this course can be availed on http://www.waiariki.ac.nz.
International Pacific College is popular for its one year duration Diploma and Advanced Diploma courses in Japanese Studies(http://www.ipc.ac.nz) and a highly reputed two year Advanced Diploma in Japanese Studies is also available at the AUT University (http://www.autuni.ac.nz). AUT University also offers a Diploma in Chinese Studies.
Other renowned New Zealand academic institutions that offer professional programmes in Maori studies and Maori arts include the names like the University of Otago; the University of Waikato; WINTEC Waikato Institute of Technology and Lincoln University.
The University of Otago awards a three year duration Bachelor degree in Maori Traditional Arts and details of this course are available on http://www.otagopolytechnic.ac.nz. The University of Waikato is well known for its Master of Philosophy programme in Maori and Pacific Development offered for international students and course details can be availed on http://www.waikato.ac.nz/international.
WINTEC, Waikato Institute of Technology offers a highly specialized professional programme, Toi Whakaari – Maori Performing Arts (http://www.wintec.ac.nz) while Lincoln University offers a one year Diploma in Maori Studies ( http://www.lincoln.ac.nz)