South Pacific Indigenous Engineering Students (SPIES) Network

SPIES is a network of Māori and Pacific Engineering students who have supported each other since 1993 by providing a range of social, cultural and sporting activities. The network also has a dedicated study and recreation space in the Faculty of Engineering.

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


SPIES hosts a closed group for members only. Join us on Facebook.

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.

Manuia Lameta-Brown

Vice president
Dallas Watene

Reece Winikerei

Hellene Wallwork

AUES Officer
John Curtin Manukia

IT Officer
Louisa Brunt

Sports Officer
Marquino Pauli

Lupesina Koro

NTM rep
Faye Mendes-Underwood

SPEEX Officer
Paul Pamaka

Public Relations Officer
Natasha Mudaliar