Contact us

Get in touch with Te Korowai Atawhai for academic or personal support.

Office hours

Monday to Friday
8.30am - 3.30pm
Individual appointments can be made.
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D Block, Te Puna Wānanga
Gate 1, Faculty of Education and Social Work
Epsom Campus

Student Space

Located in C Block, Room C12, we provide students with:

  • Computer stations
  • Printing facilities
  • Study centre
  • Kitchenette

Student Support Adviser (Māori)

Tayla Ammunson
Phone: +64 (0) 9 373 7599 ext 48164

A Student Support Adviser will support Māori students to academic success and achievement. They also oversee the Pou Whirinaki collective – specially selected student mentors who have already walked in your shoes and are able to answer your study queries.

A Student Support Adviser can advise in three key areas – academic, pastoral and financial. They are available to have one-to-one sessions or to work with groups. They have an extensive knowledge of scholarships, especially Māori scholarships, study strategies and Study Link matters. Their physical location is D Block – situated next to the Marae, Te Aka Matua ki Te Pou Hawaiki.

Academic Adviser/Community Engagement Māori

Mariah McCarthy-Wilson
Phone: +64 (0) 9 373 7599 ext 82258

The Academic Adviser's role is to help students with their applications, enrolments and degree planning. Their main focus area is Te Puna Wānanga programmes, particularly the Bachelor of Education (Teaching) - Huarahi Māori. They would also be happy to assist any Māori students with queries.