Help and advice

The Pouāwhina Māori provides Māori students with cultural, pastoral and academic support while at Auckland Law School.

Holly Reynolds, Pouāwhina Māori

As the Pouāwhina Māori at the Auckland Law School, Holly Reynolds (Te Āti Haunui-a-Pāpārangi, Ngāti Maniapoto) is committed to providing support to all current Māori students pursuing law.

She graduated with her Bachelor of Arts and Laws in 2022 at Waipapa Taumata Rau (University of Auckland), so has fresh knowledge about being a law student here. She is also currently doing her Masters of Laws focusing on Family Law issues that disproportionally impact wāhine Māori.

Her main areas of interest are: Family Law, Mana Wāhine, Te Tiriti o Waitangi, Indigenous Rights Law, Criminal Law, Critical Race Theory and Intersectional Feminism.

Pouāwhina Māori responsibilities

If you are a prospective student, the Pouāwhina Māori is able to offer advice about the entry requirements for LLB Part I and the relevant standards expected to progress through to LLB Part II, which is a limited entry programme.

The Pouāwhina Māori is responsible for academic and pastoral care of students, and the organisation and implementation of tutorials and wānanga for all core papers throughout the tertiary year. The focus of the tutorials and wānanga is to assist and encourage Māori students to develop and consolidate their legal academic writing and enhance academic achievement. Students are encouraged to aim for the Honours program in their Part II year of study.

As the Pouāwhina Māori, Holly Reynolds works closely with Manuesina Mahina, the adviser for Moana Oceania students, as well as a team of highly skilled Student Academic and Support Advisers on level 2 of Building 810, the Student Law centre.

Pouāwhina Māori contact details

Holly Reynolds

Building 810, Room 234
1-11 Short Street
City Campus


Office hours

Holly has an open door policy.