Manaaki ākonga Māori: Māori student support

Our team at Te Tari Takawaenga Māori is passionate about providing access and opportunities to tauira Māori to help them feel at home, engaged and able to achieve as Māori at AUT. You can talk to us about anything, whether it’s study related or personal.

How we can support you:

  • Māori student support teams on each campus who can help with questions and advice on personal and study topics
  • Learning mentors who can help you settle in and support you with your studies
  • Whānau spaces – areas you can meet others, relax or study on campus
  • Events and activities that focus on Māori cultural distinctiveness
  • A dedicated Kaiwhakamahere Māori – counsellor for Māori

You can find details about our team and the support we offer on the student website.

Te Tari Takawaenga Māori details (student website)

Download our Whānau Guide

Read more about what it’s like to study at AUT, get practical information about what to expect from university study and hear from other Māori students at AUT.

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Download AUT Māori Planner

This useful document can help you plan your university journey and see how Te Tari Takawaenga Māori can tautoko you while you’re at AUT.

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There’s a wide range of scholarships and awards available to AUT students at all stages of their study, including the following AUT scholarships for school leavers:

You can also search the AUT scholarships database for other AUT scholarships and externally funded scholarships from iwi and industry organisations.

Scholarship database

Tītahi Ki TUA – AUT Māori Students Association

Titahi Ki TUA offers tauira Māori a place where they can come to share ideas, share identity, draw support, meet other Māori students, and practise culture through kapahaka; all in a marae environment. Rōpū on campus include:

  • Te Rau Kawakawa – Hauora Māori Association
  • Te Aro Ture – Māori Law Association
  • Piki Ake Kaipakihi Māori – Māori Business group

Tītahi ki TUA - AUT Māori Students AssociationTītahi Ki Tua (TKT) (@titahikitua)

Maia Te Hauora Kingi-Thomas
Terence Pohatu Waikite Thornton Apiata
Eden Wairua-Orme
Matangireia Mita Ngarua Yates-Francis
Marijaan Tane

Contact us before you come to AUT

If you want to find out more before you come here, you can contact one of the team to talk about the support we offer. Find contact details and team information on our student website.

Te Tari Takawaenga Māori - Māori Student Support (student website)

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The gateway to AUT: our marae

Ngā Wai o Horotiu marae is a whānau, cultural and spiritual centre. Located on the City Campus, it welcomes the diverse cultures at AUT.

Our marae: Ngā Wai o Horotiu


AUT's accommodation buildings
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Living on campus can be a great option for students – they will only be minutes away from AUT and it’s an easy way to meet other students.

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