Conference Venue

The conference will be held in the Business School, Owen G Glenn Building, Arts One Building, and Waipapa Marae at The University of Auckland, City Campus.

Located right in the heart of Auckland city, the University of Auckland is within close walking distance of all main cultural, entertainment and commercial hubs.

Owen Glenn Building (OGGB)

The Owen G Glenn Building is the home of The University of Auckland’s Business School and is one of Auckland’s most architecturally striking buildings. With state-of-the-art teaching facilities and sweeping views of the Auckland Domain and Rangitoto Island, the Business School offers a unique location for conferences and learning.

The Owen G Glenn Building has facilities ranging from small tutorial and case rooms to computer labs and auditoriums seating up to 600 people. All rooms are equipped with advanced audio-visual technology with full audio visual equipment to suit the needs of our conference delegation.

Arts One Building

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Waipapa Marae

Waipapa Marae, is situated next to the Department of Māori Studies at the University of Auckland, 16 Wynyard Street.

Our whare whakairo - Tāne-nui-a-Rangi - represents all major tribes and is where visitors can be formally welcomed to the campus.

The symbolic conception of Tāne-nui-a-Rangi, the meeting-house on Waipapa Marae, was formulated by the tohunga whakairo Pākariki Harrison.  The primary ancestors of the house are the ancestor-gods with whom students of all tribes can identify.  Around the walls are the captains and priest-navigators of the canoes that brought the ancestors of the different tribes to New Zealand in the 14th century.  Also included in the house is Tangi'ia, an ancestor who connects the major islands of the Pacific with New Zealand.  Thus, the house is pan-Pacific as well as pan-tribal.

Tāne-a-nui-a-rangi is a book explaining the symbolism of the meeting house. It can be purchased from the Department of Māori Studies or the University Bookshop.