Tuākana Programme

Tuākana Science is a multi-faceted programme for our Māori and Pacific students.

The aim of Tuākana is to extend your academic prowess so you reach your full potential. We manage this by connecting you with our established team of staff and students who have the skills, knowledge and dedication to ensure your success. We provide topic specific tutorials, 1-1 sessions, test and exam preparation and more.

Tuākana study spaces

Nau mai, kuhu mai – Welcome, come in.

The Faculty of Science has course specific Tuākana spaces for our students. Our study rooms are dual purpose and most of our tutorials take place here. They are set up as a space where you can hang out, study without disruption, or connect with others. Our Tuākana coordinators are frequently nearby to answer questions you may have.

Mathematics, Statistics and Physics

Room B13-15, Building 303

Biological Science & Marine Science

Room G34, Building 104


Room 301.198, Building 301


Room 301.188, Building 301


Room 301.184, Building 301

Computer Science

Room 301.183, Building 301

Meet our Tuākana coordinators

For more information about the programme, such as course-specific Tuākana coordinators and other services available to Māori and Pacific students in our science community, please contact our Tuākana programme coordinators:

Faculty of Science, Kaiārahi

Jason Tutara
Email: j.tutara@auckland.ac.nz
Phone: +64 9 923 7253 


Sharon Televave, Student Support Adviser (Māori and Pacific)
Email: s.televave@auckland.ac.nz
Phone: +64 9 923 9905

Celebrating 25 years of Tuākana in Science

Read about the Tuākana programme, from its humble beginnings as a mentoring initiative for our Māori and Pacific students, to the present day as a robust multi-faceted programme with many graduates in the workforce and doing great things out in their community.

Please note: This publication was created in 2015 and some links may no longer be available.