The Maria Rameka Memorial Fund supports Māori students studying a nursing qualification.
Maria Rameka, BAppSc Philip IT Melb., MN Massey, PgDipNurs, RN was an honoured and respected AUT teacher and researcher for 30 years. Initially employed by AUT’s predecessor AIT for her expertise in clinical topics such as surgical and theatre nursing, Maria’s deep passion and knowledge about Māori-led practices, cultural safety and Te Tiriti o Waitangi saw her contribute significantly to generations of AUT’s nursing graduates.
Along with creating the Maria Rameka Memorial Fund for Nursing Education, a kowhai tree – chosen for its significance to Maria and her partner Len – has been planted at the AUT North Campus.
The Maria Rameka Memorial Fund aims to support the education of Māori nursing students for years to come and is designed to build over time through collective donations, delivering support in perpetuity.
The AUT Foundation manages donations made through this page, which ensures that 100% of your gift goes to the fund and is invested in a fiscally responsible manner.