Te Tari 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 Te Kaitakawaenga Māori (Māori Liaison 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)

Tuākana Māori Peer Mentors

Need help with your learning and assessments? Tuākana Māori Peer Mentors are senior Māori students who can mentor you in a chosen subject and can help you with general academic skills, in person or online. To make a booking email maori@aut.ac.nz with your student ID and programme 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. Visit us to find out how we can help with vouchers for food, petrol, other goods, rent arrears, utilities and other living expenses. Make an appointment by dropping in to City Campus WB215, North Campus AE101a, South Campus MB Level 1 or by emailing maori@aut.ac.nz.

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

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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