South Pacific Indigenous Engineering Students (SPIES) Network

South Pacific Indigenous Engineering Students (SPIES) is a student lead association. Founded in 1992, we aim to support engineering students of Māori and Pacific Island descent during their time at the University of Auckland. With a 200+ member cohort, SPIES is actively involved within the faculty of engineering, university and the community.

SPIES has two main goals:

  • To support the well-being of members academically, socially and culturally
  • To promote professional engineering to Māori and Pasifika communities

To encourage students to be more involved while at university, SPIES organises events and workshops which build the students’ character through a friendly and supportive environment.

While an engineering degree is hard work, SPIES makes life a little more enjoyable.

Connect with us

In person

Come along and connect with current members at our SPIES room located at 201N-684, Human Sciences Building, 10 Symonds Street.


To find out more about SPIES, including how to join and what we have to offer, email

Social media

SPIES hosts a closed group for members only on Facebook. You can also find us on:

SPIES Executive Board

The SPIES Executive Board seeks to ensure that the needs of SPIES members are looked after and taken care of. We organise various events throughout the year that cover both professional development and social aspects of university life, and are key to ensuring that the SPIES values and culture are upheld to the highest degree.

Fatai Lotulelei

Vice Presidents
Solomone Fanamanu

Grace Little

Audrey Tone

Faculty Representative
Patrick Levy

AUPISA Representative
Mele OfaKiVila Mafi

IT Officer
Sophia Fraser-Brown

PR Officer
Erene Punefu

Sports Officer
Manamea Koteka

SPPEEX Officer
Vensel Margraff

NTM Representative
Terina Rokx-Thompson