Faculty support


  • Tuākana

Business and Economics

  • He Tuākana tutoring and mentoring
    A support programme to complement tutorials, labs and workshops.
  • Commerce Association for Pacific and Māori students
    Year-round social, cultural and networking events for undergraduate and postgraduate Pacific and Māori business students.

Creative Arts and Industries

Education and Social Work

  • Māori at the faculty
  • Te Korowai Atawhai
    A safe space for tauira (students) to explore their cultural identity with manākitanga (support) in their academic endeavours.
  • Tūtahi Tonu Marae
    A dedicated marae and wharekai at Epsom Campus. Students are welcomed onto the Te Aka Matua ki te Pou Hawaiki Marae at a pōwhiri as part of their first-year Orientation Day.


  • South Pacific Indigenous Engineering Students (SPIES)
    SPIES encourages and supports Māori and Pacific students into all fields and disciplines of engineering.
    Email: spies@auckland.ac.nz
    Phone: +64 9 373 7599 ext 86099
  • Tuakana engineering programme  


  • Pouāwhina Māori and Undergraduate Part I Student Adviser
    Cultural, pastoral and academic support. Advice on entry requirements and standards.
  • Te Ako o Te Tui Māori Law Students Common Room
    Supports Māori cultural concepts and values of whanaungatanga and manaakitanga.
  • Te Rākau Ture Māori Law Students Association (TRT)
    Academic, social, sporting, and cultural events throughout the year, including study wānanga and networking opportunities with other members of the Māori Law Association. Visit our Facebook page
  • Te Tai Haruru Māori Legal Academics Group
    Develops and analyses the law in ways which support and affirm Māori cultural and legal frameworks and Māori aspirations for tino rangatiratanga
  • Wananga/events
    Events organised by the Pouāwhina Māori for the Māori Academic Programme.


  • Tuākana coordinators
  • Tuākana rooms
  • 25 years of Tuākana support in Science
  • People past and present