Māori and Pacific student support

There are a range of support services and facilities available around the University especially for Māori and Pacific students.

Nga Tauira Māori - the University of Auckland Māori Student Association

Nga Tauira Māori represents all Maori students at the University of Auckland. It's mission is to "encourage and support Māori students in their academic, cultural and social development and achievements, generally in the context of Tino Rangatiratanga and in a manner consistent with Te Tiriti o Waitangi, its principles and tikanga."

Visit Nga Tauira Māori website


Auckland University Pacific Island Students' Association (AUPISA)

AUPISA is the student body for all Pacific students at the University, serving its students through a series of events designed to cater to their social, cultural and academic needs.

Visit AUPISA website



Māori and Pacific parents studying at the University of Auckland can access childcare at our on-campus Kohanga Reo, Hineteiwaiwa, which is located behind the Waipapa Marae on Alten Road. If you'd like to find out more about this service for you and your children, contact Rangi Laskey at Hineteiwaiwa:
Phone +64 373 7599 ext 86534
Email: r.laskey@auckland.ac.nz

Find out more information about childcare on the main University web page Parenting support.



The University of Auckland provides a counselling service for students as well as staff, offering support for a wide range of issues and difficulties that have the potential to impact on your academic performance.
More information about counselling services



Tā te Ākonga (Student Learning)

The Te Fale Pouāwhina programme is coordinated by a team of energetic Māori and Pacific university tutors who are committed to helping Māori and Pacific students achieve success. They provide a friendly and professional service at Student Learning for both undergraduate and postgraduate students, in an environment based on kaupapa Māori and Pasifika principles. The tutors offer workshops, study groups, and individual tutoring.

The programme is coordinated by Matthew Tarawa and Mona O'Shea.


More information

Browse the links below for more information on Māori and Pacific student support at the University. The Creative Arts and Industries Student Centre is also a good place to ask your questions. 

More information for Māori at the University:
Māori ki Tāmaki Makaurau

Download Information for Māori Students 2016 ebook

More information for Pacific people at the University:
Pacific at the University

Download Information for Pacific Students 2016 ebook

Equity at the University of Auckland

More information about equity for students at the University

Equity news and events at the University