Tuākana Manaakitanga

Providing support and assistance to our students is a core part of Faculty whakawhanaungatanga.


We understand that the unexpected can happen at any time, and this can impact on the wellbeing of our students and their ability to focus on their studies. Through Tuākana Manaakitanga, we foster whakawhanaungatanga and provide a safe and welcoming environment for students to ask for and receive the support they need.

About the CAI Manaakitanga fund

We can offer immediate, short-term support for all Māori and Pasifika students, and the broader Faculty student body, who are actively enrolled in a Creative Arts and Industries academic programme and facing financial pressures.

The types of immediate support that can be provided includes:

  • Countdown vouchers
  • AT HOP vouchers
  • Gordon Harris vouchers
  • Food parcels
  • Sanitary products

We can also provide assistance with accessing broader University of Auckland financial and personal support options available to students. This could include:

  • Accommodation costs
  • Student emergency fund
  • Scholarship opportunities
  • Health and counselling

How to access the Manaakitanga fund

Enter your details and complete the the enquiry form below.

A member of the Student Support and Engagement Team will then be in touch with you directly to discuss options, and how we can help support you.

Alternatively, please feel free to contact our Tuākana Coordinator:

Alaina Muriwai-Te Rore


As a student, I understand the external pressures that come with studying. Bills due, whānau responsibilities, remembering to eat healthily, and sleeping for 8 hours a night. Sometimes the balance just isn't quite right. This is the reality that many students face, which is where Tuākana Manaakitanga can help relieve these external stresses so that you can put your all into your studies.”