Student groups

There are a number of clubs available to join that were started and are organised by students. The goals for all clubs are the same - provide an environment where Pacific students can gather socially or academically.

Auckland University Pacific Island Students' Association (AUPISA)

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

It recognises the importance of Pacific cultures on campus and the need to profile, elevate, maintain and celebrate our Pacific cultures as well as the importance of collectively navigating the path towards academic excellence.

For more information, contact AUPISA

Cultural Space
Level 4, Student Union Building
City Campus
Phone: +64 9 309 0789 ext: 214


South Pacific Indigenous Engineering Students (SPIES)

SPIES is a network of Māori and Pacific engineering students that was first established in 1993. Since then, the network has developed a strong membership and following, organising a number of social, cultural and sporting activities.

SPIES also has a study and recreation space within the Faculty to provide a quiet environment for its members to work in.

Read more about the South Pacific Indigenous Engineering Students (SPIES) Network.


Pacific Islands Law Students' Association (PILSA)

PILSA work to facilitate a strong student association, promote educational achievement, connect with communities outside of the University and provide a sense of identity and belonging among Pacific students at the Law School.

Read more about the Pacific Islands Law Students' Assoiciation (PILSA)

Room 102, Level 1, Building 801
Phone: +64 9 923 1392


Commerce Association Pacific and Māori (CAPM) (Faculty of Business & Economics)

CAPM is a student club for Māori and Pacific students at the Business School. It offers a supportive, social environment to help ensure you get the most out of your studies and enjoy your time at the University.

CAPM runs a number of social and professional events throughout the year to help its members develop strong networks during their academic career that may continue on into their professional career.

Read more about Commerce Association Pacific and Māori(CAPM) - Māori and Pacific undergraduate and postgraduate students at the Business School.

For more information, please contact Leaupepe Ralph Elika

Leaupepe Ralph Elika
Pacific Success Coordinatorr
Phone: +64 9 923 7851


Other Pacific-oriented clubs

There are a number of clubs that are based on cultural values or identities. Below is a list of student-run clubs that are not faculty-dependent.