Tuākana Arts is a mentoring service that builds a tuākana-teina relationship to help undergraduate Māori and Pacific students reach their full potential.
We provide Stage I workshops weekly for the first four weeks of semester, and then at assessment and exam times, to support you in your transition into university.
Our Tuākana also hold weekly office hours for individual support, and can put you in touch with the other support services offered around the University.
For Stage II and III students, Tuākana provide course-specific tutorials, career development advice and scholarship and funding opportunities.
Tuākana Arts is run by the Student Development and Engagement team.
Book an appointment
If you would like to find out more about Tuākana Arts, you can book an appointment with a Student Support Adviser.
Student Support Adviser
+64 9 923 4219
Workshops and office hours
To find out when and where workshops and office hours are being held, check out the Tuākana Arts Workshops and Office Hours calendar.
Meet our Tuākana
Our Tuākana are high-achieving Arts students who share their pathways to success to help you on the road to yours. You’ll find Tuākana throughout the faculty.
To make an appointment to discuss your coursework, learning or to find out what workshops you can attend to supplement your lectures and tutorials, email Tanya Savage at firstname.lastname@example.org.
School of Cultures, Languages and Linguistics
Asian Studies/Asian languages
Yoon Park (Korean)
Pearl Chien (Japanese)
Applied Language Studies and Linguistics
School of Humanities
Eden Tongia, Talei Siilata
Classics and Ancient History
English Writing/Academic English Studies
Marco de Jong
Theological and Religious Studies
School of Social Sciences
Logan Hamley and Michaela Dobson (Stage I)
Daniel Hernandez (Stage II-III)
Lanu Faletau (Stage II-III)
Media, Film and Television
Shantaliah Filipo (Stage I)
Lillian Hanley (Stage II-III)
Politics and International Relations
Charlotte Adams (Stage I)
Amelia Vinnell (Stage I)
Clark Tipene (Stage II-III)
Robyn Lesatele and Amiria Taumata (Stage I)
Alex Birchall (Stage II-III)