Tuākana is an academic support programme for our Māori and Pacific students to enhance academic success during your studies.
Tuākana at Creative Arts and Industries
Our team of senior mana moana students (tuākana) are dedicated to supporting you (teina) to enhance success during your studies.
We organise academic drop-in sessions with kai, regular workshops within your discipline and across the Faculty, and assignment / examination wānanga to aid you in your studies. We have shared kai and korero throughout the year to foster whakawhanaungatanga within the Faculty.
Tuākana Manaakitanga provides financial assistance for our students who are facing hardship or need support, and can help link to the broader University community.
We hold a range of events for Māori and Pacific students throughout the year, from noho marae to wānanga to cultural celebrations.
Meet our Tuākana mentors
Alaina Muriwai-Te Rore is the Tuākana Coordinator for Creative Arts and Industries and is currently doing her Master of Dance Studies degree. She has already completed the Bachelor of Dance Studies (Honours) and Bachelor of Dance Studies programme.
Architecture mentor: Jannyne Bianco
Architecture mentor: Losaline Finekifolau
Dance Studies mentor: Syrai-Tiare Taumihau
Music mentor: Sione Roberts
Music mentor: Takerei Komene
Fine Arts mentor: Mele Siniva Williams
If you have questions about the Tuākana Programme, then please feel free to get in touch with our Creative Arts and Industries Student Centre.