Pouāwhina Māori

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

Photograph of Kathryn Arona, Pouāwhina Māori for the Faculty of Law, seated in front of shelves holding law books.
Kathryn Arona, Pouāwhina Māori, Faculty of Law

Kathryn Arona, Pouāwhina Māori

As the Pouāwhina Māori at the Faculty of Law, Kathryn Arona is committed to providing support to all current Māori students pursuing law. Kathryn has iwi affiliations with Te Rarawa, Ngāpuhi, and Ngāti Porou.

She graduated with her law degree in 2016 and understands the sacrifice and commitment required to pursue a degree in law while trying to maintain a healthy work/life balance.

Her main areas of interest lie in Family Law, Relationship Property Law, and Youth Law, particularly in the realm of Te Kooti Rangatahi and the Pasifika Youth Courts.

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, Kathryn Arona works closely with Sosefina Faamausili, the adviser for Pasifika 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

Kathryn Arona
Bldg 810 room 2.34,
1-11 Short Street,

Phone: +64 9 373 7599+64 9 373 7599 ext 88801
Email: k.arona@auckland.ac.nz

Office hours

Open door policy.