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Kaiāwhina Māori - Support for Māori students

Kaiāwhina Māori — Māori Student Support Officer

The Division of Humanities Kaiāwhina Māori network is here to help students

  • access academic and pastoral support
  • provide assistance with advocacy and scholarships,
  • and liaise with Humanities departments regarding things Māori.

Our Divisional Kaiāwhina, Ana Rangi, works with a team of Departmental Kaiāwhina across the Division.

The Departmental Kaiāwhina are also available to help with any queries or issues you may have.

Tēnā koutou katoa

ana_rangiMy name is Ana Rangi and I am the Kaiāwhina Māori - Māori Student Support Officer for the Division of Humanities. I am of Ngāti Porou/Ngāti Kahungunu/Whakatōhea/Ngāti Kuia/Ngāti Koata descent, and originally from Christchurch.

I have a BA (Māori/Japanese) from Canterbury University and have also done postgraduate study in Māori Development at Massey University.

I look forward to meeting you and helping where possible.

Tel 64 3 479 8681
Fax 64 3 479 5024
Office Room 5C9, Te Whare Kete Aronui (Arts Building),
95 Albany Street, University of Otago, Dunedin

My office hours

Monday 8.00am-2.30pm | Tuesday 8.00am-2.30pm | Wednesday 8.00am-2.30pm | Friday 8.00am-4.30pm

Humanities Departmental Kaiāwhina Contacts

Anthropology & Archaeology

Professor Richard Walter


Dr Arlene Allan

College of Education

Dunedin Campus

Associate Professor David Bell

Yvonne Brouwer

Hilda Hughson

Judy Layland

Dr Jacques Van Der Meer 

Dr Alex Gunn

Southland Campus

Parker Ormond

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English and Linguistics

Nicola Cummins


Ben Varkalis

History and Art History

Professor Tom Brooking

Languages and Cultures

Esther Wells

Faculty of Law

Associate Professor Jacinta Ruru

Media, Film and Communication

Dr Kevin Fisher

Dr Davinia Thornley

Music, Theatre Studies & Performing Arts


Dr Jennifer Cattermole

Theatre Studies and Performing Arts

Hilary Halba

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National Centre for Peace and Conflict Studies

Dr Heather Devere


Dr Andrew Moore


Dr Iati Iati


Sociology, Gender and Social Work

Shayne Walker

Anaru Eketone

Te Tumu

Dr Lyn Carter

Theology and Religion

Revd Dr James Harding

Library Contacts

Lisa Chisholm
Liaison Librarian, Robertson Library

Alexander Ritchie
Subject Librarian, Robertson Library

Jacinta Beckwith
Hocken Collections

Katherine Milburn
Hocken Collections

Student Learning Centre Contact

Pauline Brook
Tel 64 3 479 5788

Career Development Centre Contacts

Yvonne Gaut
Tel 64 3 479 9149

Petra Hass
Tel 64 3 479 5354