About the Journal

Kairaranga - weaving educational threads, weaving educational practice – is an interprofessional journal about equity in education. Kairaranga acknowledges, affirms, and upholds the tenets of Aotearoa New Zealand's founding bicultural document Te Tiriti o Waitangi. To that end, Kairaranga provides contributors with opportunities to celebrate the first language of our country, te reo Māori. We welcome contributions that are written in te reo Māori.  Ko te reo te mauri o te mana Māori. 

Contributions may focus on:

  • Practice – celebrating, challenging and transforming practice
  • Research – sharing literature reviews, research projects and inquiries into practice
  • Positioning – critiquing an educational issue, including reviews and think pieces
  • Experiences – foregrounding perspectives of mokopuna, whānau, teachers and other educators

Kairaranga is hosted by the Institute of Education, Massey University.


About the Artwork

Each Kairaranga edition foregrounds artwork from tamariki and rangatahi from around the motu. This 2-minute video is a compilation of cover art from past editions.

(Waiata credit: A/Prof Sonja Macfarlane and Prof Angus Macfarlane (view/download lyrics)

Click through the slideshow below to read the story behind the cover artwork for each edition of Kairaranga.