Takawaenga Māori - Māori Student Support

At AUT we’re dedicated to the success of our Māori students. We offer a range of services and activities to support you during your studies here. These include:

  • Learning mentors who can help you settle in and support you with your studies
  • ‘Whānau spaces’ – areas you can meet others, relax or study on campus
  • Māori student support teams on each campus who can help with questions and advice on personal and study topics

We provide services and support for all your educational, cultural, social and personal requirements.

Email maori@aut.ac.nz to contact one of the Takawaenga Māori (Māori Liaison Student Advisors).

We offer dedicated spaces for Māori students to meet others, relax or study on campus:

  • City Campus: WB215-218
  • North Shore: AS Level 2 and Whānau room AE101a&b
  • South Campus: MB110
  • Ngā Wai O Horotiu marae: WP Building (City Campus)

Māori peer mentors

Our Māori peer mentors are senior AUT students who are available to give help to students around study subjects and papers.

Peer mentors by field of study


Studiosity is a personal online help service that is available after-hours free of charge via Blackboard to provide guidance and feedback with your academic writing and support with foundation level content.

Studiosity: Free, online after-hours study help

Applying for special consideration

Visit the special consideration for an assessment page for more information.

Special consideration for an assessment

Student groups

Meet new people at these students groups:

Specialist counselling services

AUT has a team of professionally trained counsellors, including specialist counsellors for Māori students, who work across campuses.

Counselling and Mental Health team

We understand that studying can be tough on your finances. Make an appointment to get help from a Māori student advisor by dropping in or emailing māori@aut.ac.nz and find out how we can help with vouchers for food, petrol and other goods, rent arrears payments, utilities and other living expenses.

Financial services and support for students

Scholarships and awards at AUT

Contact the team

Hariata Mareroa

(Ngā Puhi, Te Rarawa)
Te Kaiwhakahaere (Manager)
City Campus, WB 214
+64 9 921 9790

Margaret Mehana

(Ngā Puhi, Ngāti Kuri, Te Aupouri)
Takawaenga Māori (Māori Liaison Student Advisor)
City Campus, WB 217; South Campus, Level 1, MB Building
+64 9 921 9903

Jana Nee

(Ngā Puhi, Te Rarawa)
Takawaenga Māori (Māori Liaison Student Advisor)
City Campus, WB 215
+64 9 921 9614

Talia Wiapo

(Ngāti Whātua, Ngai Tahuhu)
Takawaenga Māori (Māori Liaison Student Advisor)
City Campus, WB217
+64 9 921 9569

Trent Dallas

(Ngāti Porou, Ngāti Raukawa)
Takawaenga Māori (Māori Liaison Student Advisor)
North Campus, AS206
+64 9 921 9325

Student FAQs

The gateway to AUT: our marae

Ngā Wai o Horotiu marae is a whānau, cultural and spiritual centre. Located on the City Campus, it welcomes the diverse cultures at AUT.

Our Marae: Ngā Wai o Horotiu

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